Buspar is struggling with mental and autonomic manifestations of fear. In other words, it is an anxiolytic agent. Furthermore, it has significant antidepressant effect. In comparison with conventional drugs of this type it does not give hypnotic effect, does not relax muscles. One can also say that buspirone has incorporated the qualities of both antidepressants and anxiolytics. Thus, the drug has a complex effect, which allows to deal with several problems simultaneously.

A significant advantage of the drug is that it does not cause the slightest addiction, and after termination of its use withdrawal syndrome does not occur.


Buspar is used as a mean to combat anxiety states. In This primarily concerns neuroses, which are accompanied by unpleasant symptoms such as insomnia, irritability, and various somatic disorders, as well as the sense of danger, stress, worry and anxiety. Furthermore, the drug is used as a component of complex therapy for mild depression, as well as alcohol withdrawal (as adjuvant therapy).


Avoid reception of Buspar during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The same applies to hypersensitivity, severe liver disease, kidney failure, seizures, acute glaucoma and myasthenia. Finally, taking the drug is prohibited for people who have not attained the age of majority.

Side effects

Buspar is a safe drug in terms of lack of addiction, but it can cause a number of side reactions. These are dizziness, fatigue, nausea, headache, tachycardia, sensation of dry mouth, irritability, drowsiness or, conversely, excitement.

Special instructions

Not at all the anxiety states require treatment, because they also can be complications of somatic or psychiatric diseases that require treatment of underlying disease.

Buspar is not intended for the treatment of abstinence symptoms, caused by the intake of benzodiazepine; for this reason you should phase out the use of anxiolytics before starting the treatment with Buspar.


The overdose can cause:

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  • sickness;
  • vomiting;
  • dizziness;
  • weariness;
  • miosis;
  • gastrointestinal disorders.


More severe complications haven’t been noted even with the increase of daily dose to 2400 mg.

Symptomatic treatment; stomach pump. As in the case of overdose with the other drugs, it is necessary to provide continuous monitoring of respiratory system functions, heart rate and blood pressure. There is no specific antidote.