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US brand name: BuSpar
Generic name: buspirone


BuSpar is a quirky med, and there’s currently nothing else approved for use in its class of azapirones. At least in English speaking countries.
While BuSpar’s value for some flavors of anxiety is important, more important is its potential to augment an SSRI that was working great and then quit on you, the bastard.
BuSpar is a maintenance med - i.e. you wait for the calming effects to build up and you keep taking it until you either learn to deal with your problems on your own or you live with the fact you’re going to be taking BuSpar for the foreseeable future. Something I feel should be considered as a maintenance medication long before the benzos, as it doesn’t build up tolerance or addiction, and thus avoids many of the problems with long-term benzodiazepine use, particularly as a prophylactic (preventing anxiety before it starts).

Name, Address, Serial Number (Generic and Overseas Availability)

Available in the US as a generic? Yes

Shapes & Sizes (How Supplied)

Other Trade Names and Overseas Availability

Not including controlled/extended/sustained release suffixes (Efexor ER, Trevilor retard e.g.) or branded generics that are a hyphenate of the generic name and the drug company name (Apo-Citalopram e.g.).

Overseas Availability

In flux since Bristol-Myers Squibb pulled the brand from the market.

Full US PI sheet, Global SPCs & PILs, Other Consumer Review & Rating Sites, and Other Sites that may be of Interest

BuSpar’s Full US Prescribing Information / PI Sheet

Rating & Review Sites

Other Sites of Interest

DrugsDB.com’s BuSpar Page

Discussion board

If you have any questions not answered here, please see the Crazymeds BuSpar discussion board.


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Last modified on Wed, 04 May, 2016 at 16:43:39 by JerodPoorePage Authors Date created Friday, 8 July 2011 at 10:56:00
“BuSpar (buspirone): Availability, Comments, Links, More” by JessicaAllan is copyright © 2011 JessicaAllanPublished online 2011/07/08

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