Prescription Buspirone Drug InformationBEFORE USING THIS MEDICINE: Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking a MAO Inhibitor.
ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking other drugs for anxiety or depression, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, macrolide antibiotics, nefazodone, dexamethasone, phenytoin, phenobarbital, carbamazepine, haloperidol, diltiazem, verapamil, ritonavir, or trazodone. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have a history of severe liver or kidney disease. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
HOW TO USE THIS MEDICINE: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. THIS MEDICINE MAY BE TAKEN on an empty stomach or with food. AVOID DRINKING GRAPEFRUIT JUICE while taking this medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. CAUTIONS: SEVERAL DAYS TO WEEKS MAY PASS before this medicine reaches its full effect. Continue taking this medicine during this time. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. BEFORE DRINKING ALCOHOL OR TAKING OTHER MEDICINES, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: IT IS UNKNOWN IP THIS DRUG IS EXCRETED in breast milk.
DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS: SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include dizziness, lightheadedness, nervousness, excitement, headache, drowsiness, or nausea. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience movements of the face or neck muscles you can not control. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, and decreased pupil size.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out. The information in this monograph is not intinformation is generalized and is not intended as specific medical advice. If you have questions about the medicines you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse.
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