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Busbar Dosage: How much is too much? 


Busbar dosage overview: 

busbar dosageYour individual Buspar dosage should be taken as directed by your physician. You should not take more of your specific Busbar dosage or more often than your doctor recommends. Also, you should not take it for a longer period of time than the doctor has ordered.  To do so may increase the chance of unwanted side effects.  

After you begin taking buspar (buspirone), you must give this anti anxiety medication at least one to two weeks before you feel some anxiety relief.  

Buspar dosage: General information: 

The Buspar dosage will be different for different patients.  You should always follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label.  The following information refers only to the average buspar dosage.  If your dose of this antianxiety medicine is different, you should not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.  The number of tablets you take depends upon the strength of the medicine and your specific requirements. 


Buspar dosage oral form (tablets): 


Usually start at 5 mg two or three times a day, or 7.5 mg two times a day.  Your doctor may increase your buspar dosage by 5 mg a day every few days if needed.  However, the dose is usually not more than 60 mg per day. 

Children up to 18 years of age 

The use and dosage must be determined by your physician. 

Older adults 

Usually start your buspar dosage at 5 mg, two or three times a day, or 7.5 mg two times a day.  Your doctor may increase your dosage by 5 mg a day every few days if necessary. 

Missed doses: 

If you miss your buspar dosage you should take it as soon as possible.  However, if it is almost time for you to take your next dose of this antianxiety medication, you should go back your regular dosing schedule.  You should never double up on your buspar dosage. 

Storage of this antianxiety medicine: 

Keep out of the reach of children

Store it away from heat and direct light

Do not store it in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or other damp places.  Heat or moisture has been known to break this medicine down.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine that is no longer needed.  Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.

Some information from The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs

Additional Information and webpage by Paul Susic  MA Licensed Psychologist   Ph.D. Candidate  (Health and Geriatric Psychologist)  

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