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buspirone

 [bu-spi´rōn]
an antianxiety agent not related chemically to others; administered orally as the hydrochloride salt.

buspirone

/bu·spi·rone/ (bu-spi´rōn) an antianxiety agent used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of anxiety disorders and the short-term relief of anxiety symptoms.

buspirone

(byo͞o-spī′rōn′)
n.
A drug, C21H31N5O2, used in its hydrochloride form to treat anxiety disorders.

buspirone

An anti-anxiolytic psychotropic agent of the azaspirodecanedione class, which is unrelated to benzodiazepines, barbiturates or other sedatives.
 
Adverse effects
Dizziness, insomnia, nervousness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, nausea, diarrhoea, headache, fatigue.

Warning
Avoid MAOIs when using buspirone.
 
Route
Oral and transdermal; initial adult dosage is 15 mg/day; maximum, 60 mg/day.
 
Mechanism of action
Buspirone has an affinity for both serotonin (5-HT1A) and dopamine (D2) receptors; its mechanism of action is currently unknown.

buspirone

Buspar® Neuropharmacology A psychotropic agent for managing anxiety and ADD. See Attention deficit disorder.

buspirone

A non-benzodiazepine antianxiety drug with slow onset of effect. A brand name is Buspar.

Buspirone

An antianxiety medication that is also given for withdrawal symptoms. It is sold under the trade name BuSpar.

buspirone

a nonsedating antianxiety drug used in dogs and cats.
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Unfortunately, the mass experiment with anxiolysis by benzodiazepines, antidepressants and buspirone which is now under way will show the true incidence of hepatotoxicity by these alternatives.
Nineteen of the women were randomly assigned to concomitant amantadine, 21 to buspirone, and 21 to placebo for 8 weeks.
As a result of the settlement, individuals who paid all or part of the cost associated with taking the drug Buspar(R) or its generic equivalent buspirone HCL during the period of January 1, 1998 through January 31, 2003, and who submitted valid claims during the court-established claims period ending December 5, 2003, will receive reimbursement.
In March 2001, certain Watson subsidiaries filed suit against Bristol-Myers in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging violations of the Sherman Act and the District of Columbia Monopolization statute in connection with a series of acts allegedly undertaken by Bristol-Myers to block competition in the buspirone market.
Patients who chose an augmentation of citalopram with bupropion or buspirone had a higher rate of remission than did those who switched therapies: 35% vs.
To obtain the rights to the five products, Par will make a one-time payment of $3 million and agrees to terminate its outstanding litigation against Bristol-Myers involving megestrol oral suspension and buspirone.
The 1,439 who stayed for phase 2 included 583 patients who switched to bupropion (Wellbutrin-SR), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor-XR), and 430 patients who augmented citalopram with bupropion or buspirone.
LOUIS -- KV Pharmaceutical Company today announced that it has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its ANDA for Buspirone tablets in all three dosage strengths -- 5 mg.
Buspirone is currently the only 5-HT1A agonist approved in the United States for GAD but is generally taken three times a day, requires approximately three weeks of dose adjustment to reach therapeutic levels, and may cause lightheadedness and nausea.
In the second phase of the large STAR*D trial, patients who either failed to remit or were intolerant to citalopram were permitted a choice of switching to bupropion (Wellbutrin SR), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor XR) or augmenting with bupropion or buspirone (BuSpar).
PRI) announced today that final approval had been received by Par Pharmaceutical, its principal subsidiary, for buspirone 5 mg, 10 mg, and 15 mg tablets.