Buspar

Buspar is the brand name of the drug Buspirone. Buspirone is an antianxiety drug, which is used to treat generalized anxiety disorder and other anxiety disorders. It works by reducing the amount and blocking the action of serotonin in the brain.

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Which would you recommend for anxiety, Buspar or Celexa?

Query: Dear Doctor, I am a 24 year old female, was prescribed with Celexa 20mg  once daily and Buspar 5mg twice daily for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Both of these medicines are SSRIs though, and I read about it online that everyone/every source says never to take them at the same time due to risk of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ananth S

Andrologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are not on too high a dose of celexa or buspar. However serotonin syndrome is not always dose dependant. I feel just the chills and sedation are too general to be indicative of serotonin syndrome. You should have some level of muscle rigidity, high fever, muscular ...  Read Full »

What can be done for depression and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, social anxiety, sweating and fast heartbeat, suicidal thoughts, weakness for the last 15 years. I am 38 years old, male and started masturbation at the age of 18. After some days, I started feeling nightfall regularly. I feel I ruined my...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Singh

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me make it very clear. Masturbation is a completely harmless and natural sexual act. Almost 100 % of teenagers masturbate. Nightfall is a natural phenomenon and occurs to everyone in adolescence. Physical power and energy have nothing to do with masturbation. If you...  Read Full »

Why do I have trouble sleeping after shoulder surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male. Avid weightlifter and I currently weigh about 208 lbs. Ever since I had shoulder surgery, I have been unable to sleep like earlier. I used to fall asleep wherever I was and stay asleep until multiple alarms would go off. These days, I am not able to sleep prop...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sleep problems are mainly due to either psychological issues or actual physical problems in the body. Before actually going to the causes of physical problems, I need to know if there are any psychological issue bothering you. Do you have any stress, tension or depre...  Read Full »

I had started with treatment for GAD. I cannot do anything without medication after I have withdrawn it. Help me tune the medications for extended usage

Query: Hello Doctor, I have started treatment of GAD before 2.5 months as follows: (60 mg Paxil daily, 150 mg Wellbutrin one time daily and 15 mg Buspar twice a day) in addition to CTB. The results were very good and the anxiety and accompanying depression went away. Now I cannot do anything without medic...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At first I would like to tell you briefly about Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD that you are already well aware of. This is a chronic, relapsing and debilitating common psychiatric disorder characterized by anxiety and worry about several events and activities for ...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best drug for GAD and social phobia. What are its side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I will first summarize my case, and then I will put my query. I had been diagnosed to have GAD and social phobia before 10 years, and I was taking Paxil 20 mg daily in the evening along with CBT. The result was excellent. The anxiety and depression went away, but with a very high level o...  Read Full »


Dr. Maneesh Gupta

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. Out of the three options, the third option would be the best possible concerning the balance between the effectiveness and side effects. Zoloft (Sertraline) and Lexapro (Escitalopram), both are almost equal regarding the side effects and efficacy. Ba...  Read Full »

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