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Buspirone HCl (Generic) Tablets

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Description

Buspirone HCI is an anti-anxiety medication prescribed for the treatment of some behavior disorders, especially when the behavior is related to fear or phobias. Like most anti-anxiety drugs, Buspirone HCI works by modifying chemicals in the brain to help reduce anxiety. Customers may receive this drug under the name BuSpar.

Uses

Buspirone hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the management of anxiety disorders or the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety or tension associated with the stress of everyday life usually does not require treatment with an anxiolytic.

Possible Side Effects

Possible side effects may include loss of appetite, nausea, headache, dizziness, hyperexcitability, aggression, restlessness, heart issues and sedation.

Drug & Food Interactions

Buspirone hydrochloride tablets should not be used in pets hypersensitive to buspirone hydrochloride. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) intended to treat depression should not be used with buspirone or within 14 days of stopping treatment with buspirone because of an increased risk of serotonin syndrome and/or elevated blood pressure.

Precautions

This medication may react with other drugs including monoamine oxidase inhibitors, protein bound drugs, furazolidone and amitraz.

This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.

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  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146564
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    BuSpar
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Generic Name
    Buspirone Hydrochloride
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Product Form
    Tablet
  • Health Condition
    Anxiety, Behavior Issues
  • Drug Type
    Muscle Relaxant, Sedative
Ingredients
Ingredients

Buspirone.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Give this medication by mouth according to your veterinarian's instructions.

Storage Instructions

Store at temperatures from 68° - 77°F.

FAQ

What is Buspirone?

Buspirone is an anti-anxiety medication. It is used for the treatment of certain behavior disorders in dogs and cats, especially those related to fear or phobias.

What are the benefits of Buspirone?

Treats certain types of behavior disorders. Relieves anxiety and may also be useful for urine spraying in cats. Anti-anxiety agent used for behavior modification. Formulated for: cats and dogs.

How is this medication given?

Buspirone is administered orally. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. Do not stop the medication abruptly unless directed by your veterinarian.How does this medication work? Buspirone is in an anti-anxiety drug and works by modifying the chemicals used by neurons to communicate with each other.

What results can I expect?

Buspirone will generally not cure a behavior problem, but will control the symptoms. This medication generally takes several weeks to reach an effective level in the body.

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