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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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Table 2 Pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders in older adults Medication Comments Selective serotonin May be useful for GAD, panic disorder, OCD, reuptake inhibitors and PTSD Serotonin-norepinephrine May be useful for GAD, panic disorder, OCD, reuptake inhibitors and PTSD Tricyclic Potential for cardiotoxicity and overdose, antidepressants anticholinergic properties Benzodiazepines Chronic use can lead to cognitive impairment, falls Buspirone Effective for GAD, but not panic disorder; may take 2 to 4 weeks to be effective GAD: generalized anxiety disorder; OCD: obsessive-compulsive disorder; PTSD: posttraumatic stress disorder Source: Reference 35
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John's wort), imipramine, MDMA, meperidine, nefazodone, nortriptyline, paroxetine, protriptyline, sertraline, tramadol, trazodone, venlafaxine Drugs that decrease Isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, 5-HT metabolism selegiline, tranylcypromine Drugs that are direct Almotriptan, buspirone, dihydroergotamine, 5-HT agonists eletriptan, frovatriptan, LSD, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan Others L-tryptophan, carbamazepine, carisoprodol, droperidol, levodopa, lithium, metoclopramide, pentazocine, phenylpropanolamine 5-HT: serotonin; LSD: lysergic acid; MDMA: methylenedioxymethamphetamine Source: Reference 1
You have a patient with generalized anxiety disorder who previously has been treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and buspirone with inadequate relief.
The suits allege patent abuse, suppression of competition, and collusive, agreements with generic drug manufacturers, and involve three widely used drugs: buspirone, tamoxifen, and K-Dur2O.
The suits allege patent abuse, suppression of competition, and collusive agreements with generic drug manufacturers, and involve three widely used drugs: buspirone, tamoxifen and K-Dur20.
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