Buspirone – Usages, Side effects, Risk factors, Precautions

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Buspirone – Usages, Side effects, Risk factors, Precautions

Here in this post, we are discussing “Buspirone “. You can read usages, side effects, Risk factors, and warning information.  Keep visiting Psychology Roots.

About Buspirone

Buspirone is an antianxiety agent, anxiolytics, and nonbenzodiazepines.

Brand name

Buspirone is available with the following brand name:

  • Buspar
  • Buspirex
  • Bustab
  • Linbuspirone
Buspirone - Usages, Side effects, Risk factors, Precautions

Buspirone – Usages, Side effects, Risk factors, Precautions

Forms of Buspirone

Buspirone is available in the following form:

  • Tablet


Tablets are available in the following doses:

  • 5mg
  • 5mg
  • 10mg
  • 15mg
  • 30mg

Disorder to treat

It is used for the treatment of the following disorder.

Administration of medicine in different Age groups 

Administration of medicine in different age groups is as follows:


  • Orally 10-15 mg per day in a divided dose every 8-12hr. It may increase every 2-3 days from 5 mg per day to 15-30 mg per day orally in a divided dose every 8-12hrs.it may not exceed 60 mg per day.


In pre-adolescent, it is used to treat Generalized anxiety disorder.

  • Pre-adolescent: 2.5-5 mg orally every day. It may increase the dose by 2.5 mg every 3-4 days. It should not exceed 20 mg per day.


  • Orally 5-10 mg per day is given. It may increase by 5 mg per day at weekly PRN intervals. It should not to exceed 60 mg per day is divided every 8-12hr.

Adverse effects

There are the following side effects of buspirone:

  • Drowsiness
  • Nervousness
  • Myalgia
  • Diarrhea
  • Numbness
  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion
  • Rash
  • Allergic reaction
  • Blurred vision
  • Excitement
  • Weakness
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Dream disturbances
  • Paresthesia
  • Bruising
  • Nonspecific chest pain
  • Confusion
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Tremor
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Galactorrhea
  • Tinnitus
  • Syncope
  • Heart failure
  • Alopecia
  • Dystonia
  • Eosinophilia
  • Sore throat
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Edema
  • Akathisia
  • Enuresis
  • Photophobia
  • Visual disturbances
  • Anorexia
  • Increased ocular pressure


Following are the warnings that must know while using buspirone


There are the following contraindications of buspirone:

  • Hypersensitivity


  • Do not use PRN for anxiety.
  • Will not prevent withdrawal from other anxiolytics, such as a benzodiazepine.
  • May cause cognitive-motor impairment.
  • Restlessness syndrome associated with therapy.
  • Use in severe renal/hepatic impairment is not recommended.
  • Use with MAO inhibitors may result in hypertensive reactions (use not recommended).



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