Buspirone is used to treat and prevent anxiety. It is also sometimes used for other conditions.
Take buspirone regularly as directed with a glass of water. You can take buspirone with or without food, but take it the same way each time.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with buspirone including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. St John's wort, valerian) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Muscle twitching or shaking you can’t control, confusion, heavy sweating, fever
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Tingling or numbness
|Tell your doctor|
Dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, weakness, trouble sleeping, strange dreams, headache, blurred vision
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. January 2020
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) contain important, but not all, information about the medicines they describe.
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed