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Buspironum

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Buspironum, 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.

Buspironum 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. Buspironum is available by brand names such as Narol, Sorbon, Buspar or Buspar Dividose and is available in tablet form. Buspironum does not cause the patient to feel sedated unlike other antianxiety medications in the benzopiazepine class.

Buspironum is administered to patients with 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 Buspironum, but not as well as with other antipsychotic medications.

Some side effects include drowsiness, upset stomach, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, 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, itching, arrhythmia, unusual head or neck muscle movement and blurred vision.

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

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

Talk with your physician 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.

Buspironum interferes 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 with anxiety will experience relief and relaxation.

In a study of 30 patients with moderate anxiety, all patients were given 10 mg of Buspironum twice a day for 2 weeks. These patients were not given any antipsychotic medications 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.

Buspironum is available in pharmacies and physician’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 typical dosage for Buspironum is 10 mg to 15 mg two to three times daily. Since this medication is less potent than benzodiazepines, benzodiazepines are usually prescribed first. Buspironum works very well when co-prescribed with benzodiazepines for patients with social phobias and panic attacks.

Buspironum has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of buspironum


• Molecular formula of buspironum 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
Buspironum 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, Buspirona, Buspisal, Censpar, Lucelan, Narol, Travin

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