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Buspirone is struggling with mental and autonomic embodiments of fear. In other words, Buspirone is an anxiolytic agent. In addition, this medicament has significant antidepressant effect.
Compared with conventional drugs of this type, Buspirone does not soporific effect without muscle relaxant. You can also talk about the fact that Buspirone has incorporated quality as antidepressants and anxiolytics. Thus, the drug has a complex effect that allows you to fight several problems simultaneously.
The most significant advantage of this drug is the fact that it does not cause the slightest addiction, and after termination of its use in human, does not occur withdrawal.
During clinical trials, it has been found that Buspirone has a positive effect on the symptoms of social phobia (in socially rejected people specially), one of the most common kinds of anxiety disorders, etc. So, 12-weeks-medication with the use of this medicament was enough to improve the conditions reached in two thirds of stydied patients.
Buspirone is ideally suitable for the treatment of depression with concomitant antidepressants SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). The drug not only increases the overall antidepressant effect of this therapy, but is able to prevent the sexual dysfunction, which can occur as an adverse reaction to SSRIs drugs.
Buspirone: Mode of action
The drug acts on a number of brain receptors (mainly on serotonin and dopamine receptors). The effect is smooth and feels at the end of the first or second week of treatment. The peak effect was observed after 1 month of treatment.
Buspirone: Indications for use
People who use Buspirone, often use it as a tool to combat anxiety states. In particular, this applies to the neuroses that accompany with such unpleasant manifestations as insomnia, irritability, various somatic disorders, as well as a 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).
If you want to use Buspirone, you should avoid taking it during breast-feeding and pregnancy. Other contraindications are hypersensitivity, severe liver disease, kidney failure, seizures, myasthenia gravis and acute-angle glaucoma. Finally, denied receiving the drug for people who are under age.
Buspirone: Dosage and Administration
The drug is taken orally. Start treatment with Buspirone 10 mg/day for 3 doses. The effective dose is generally 20-30 mg, but it should go to gradually increasing the dosage of Buspirone 5mg every 2-3 days. Maximum daily dose is 60 mg.
Buspirone: Side effects
Buspirone is a safe drug in terms of lack of dependence, however, it can cause a number of adverse reactions such as dizziness, fatigue, nausea, headache, tachycardia, dryness of the mouth, irritability, drowsiness, or, on the contrary, the excitement.
The drug should be stored out of reach of children at temperature 15-30 ° C.