Anxiolytic: Buspirone Flashcards


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Antianxiety Agent

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Buspirone

Buspar

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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

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FDA Indications: Buspirone

Anxiety

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Adverse Effects of Buspirone

  • Dizziness
  • Somnolence (Sleepiness)
  • HA
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Patient Counseling Tips

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Patients taking Buspirone should be advised that common side effects include:

  1. Dizziness
  2. Drowsiness
  3. HA
  4. Nausea
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Patients taking Buspirone should be advised that its is scored and able to be _________ based on how it is scored.

divided

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Patients should be advised to take Buspirone the _______ way each day so that the amount of drug absorbed stays the same.

Same

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Patients should be advised that Buspirone does NOT work right away. Symptoms tend to _______ before they get better.

worsen

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How long does it take for Buspirone to help reduce anxiety?

2-4 Weeks

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Patients should be advised to not take Buspirone with _____ or other medications that make you sleepy.

Alcohol

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Patients taking Buspirone should avoid alcohol and _________ juice.

Grapefruit juice