Mechanism of Action: Buspirone
The mechanism of action of Buspirone is unknown, but its effects may be due to its affinity for 5-HT1A and 5-HT2 Receptors.
NOTE: It does NOT affect GABA
FDA Indications: Buspirone
Adverse Effects of Buspirone
- Somnolence (Sleepiness)
Patient Counseling Tips
Patients taking Buspirone should be advised that common side effects include:
Patients taking Buspirone should be advised that its is scored and able to be _________ based on how it is scored.
Patients should be advised to take Buspirone the _______ way each day so that the amount of drug absorbed stays the same.
Patients should be advised that Buspirone does NOT work right away. Symptoms tend to _______ before they get better.
How long does it take for Buspirone to help reduce anxiety?
Patients should be advised to not take Buspirone with _____ or other medications that make you sleepy.
Patients taking Buspirone should avoid alcohol and _________ juice.