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Buspirona, an effective medication for moderate anxiety, is different from traditional benzodiazepines because it has the advantage of having no sedating effects. Patients may start relying on the medication for treatment of mild symptoms.

Buspirona is an antianxiety medication that targets serotonin type 1A receptors. Serotonin is a chemical in the brain responsible for the patient's mood. As the medication alters the messages passed on by the neurotransmitter, anxiety can be alleviated. Buspirona is available by brand names such as Narol, Sorbon, Buspar or Buspar Dividose and is available in pill form. Buspirona does not cause the patient to feel sedated unlike other antianxiety medicaments in the benzopiazepine class.

Buspirona is administered to patients who have anxiety disorders and provides short-term relief of anxiety symptoms. This medication is effective for individuals with generalized anxiety in moderate cases. Severe anxiety, panic disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders may be treated with Buspirona, but not as well as with other antipsychotic medicaments.

Some side effects include somnolence, upset stomach, stomach pain, diarrhea, costiveness, headache, depression, excitement, insomnia, lightheadedness, weakness or numbness, chest pain, confusion, soar throat, ringing in the ears, nervousness and fatigue. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms such as skin rash, vomiting, pruritus, irregular heartbeat, unusual head or neck muscle movement and blurred vision.

Special precautions should be taken for patients with a history of kidney or liver disease. Buspirona is contraindicated for people with known hypersensitivity reactions to this or other medicaments or food.

Women who are pregnant, plan to become pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking this medication. Children should be monitored closely to ensure proper treatment.

Talk with your doctor about potential interactions if you intend to consume alcohol or caffeinated beverages while taking this medication. It is possible that these beverages will affect the medication's efficiency.

Buspirona is believed to interfere with serotonin function in the brain through its partial agonistic action on the 5-HT1A receptor and has agonist and antagonistic actions on dopamine receptors as well as some indirect actions on other chemicals in the brain. Once serotonin and dopamine levels are improved, people suffering from anxiety will experience relief and relaxation.

In a study of 30 patients with moderate anxiety, all patients were given 10 mg of Buspirona twice a day for 2 weeks. These patients were not given any antipsychotic medicaments prior to treatment. At the end of the first week, 24 patients showed signs of improved mood and relief. By the end of the second week, 28 out of 30 patients were considered emotionally stable while the other two improved from moderate to mild anxiety.

Buspirona is available in pharmacies and doctor's offices. Be certain to check the expiration date, manufacturer and location of manufacturer. When buying online, verify the source to be confident of the quality and freshness of the medication you are buying.

The recommended dosage for Buspirona is 10 mg to 15 mg two to three times daily. Since this medication is less potent than benzodiazepines, benzodiazepines are usually given first. Buspirona works well when co-prescribed with benzodiazepines for patients with social phobias and panic attacks.

Buspirona has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of buspirona


• Molecular formula of buspirona is C21H31N5O2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 8-[4-(4-pyrimidin-2-ylpiperazin-1-yl)butyl]-8-azaspiro[4.5]decane-7,9-dione
• Molecular weight is 385.503 g/mol
Buspirona available : 5mg tablets, 7.5mg tablets, 10mg tablets, 15mg tablets, 30mg tablets

Generic name: Buspirone

Brand name(s): Ansial, Ansiced, Anxiron, Axoren, Bespar, BuSpar, Buspimen, Buspinol, Buspironum, Buspisal, Censpar, Lucelan, Narol, Travin

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