Buspin 10 mg contains the main ingredient called Buspirone Hydrochloride which helps in the treatment of anxiety disorders. It works by altering the action of certain neurotransmitters in your brain to reinstate mental balance. The medication is not like other anxiolytics in that it does not act as a muscle relaxant or anticonvulsant. It helps in treating anxiety symptoms for example, tension, fear and irritability.
Dosage and Administration
The usual dosage of Buspin is 10 to even 15 mg which can be split into two doses per day. If required, the dose can be raised in increments. Most patients respond well to a daily dose of 15 to 30 mg. However, over 60 mg of Buspirone Hydrochloride should not be taken daily. The tablet can be taken with a glassful of water before or after food; however, it should be taken consistently. Dosage adjustments should not be done on your own. Moreover, the medication should not be stopped abruptly as it can cause withdrawal symptoms.
Taking Buspin 10 mg can result in side effects for some patients; these include the following:
- dizziness and drowsiness
- trouble in concentration
Immediate medical attention is necessary if your side effects are more serious such as:
- blurred vision
- irregular heartbeat
- chest pain
- depressed mood
The medication should never be used if you:
- have any blood disorders
- suffer from epilepsy
- have liver or kidney disease
- have any allergies
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
Furthermore, there are certain restrictions when you are on Buspirone Hydrochloride; you should avoid the following:
- grapefruit juice or the fruit itself, as it can increase the Buspirone levels in your body
- operating machinery or driving
- consumption of alcohol
Drug Interactions with Buspin
Buspin 10 mg tablets may cause serious interactions with certain medications. Therefore, it is essential to inform your doctor if you are taking the following medicines:
- Furazolidone or any MAO inhibitor, for example Phenelzine, Isocarboxazid, Selegiline, Rasagiline or Tranylcpromine. The MAOIs should have been cleared from your body within a fortnight before taking Buspin otherwise it can result in adverse reactions such as high BP.
- The effectiveness of the drug may decrease with Carbamazepine, Phenobarbital, Rifampin, Dexamethasone and Phenytoin.
- Azole antifungals, HIV Protease- Inhibitors, Ketolides and Macrolides, Verapamil or Nefazodone
- GHB or Sodium Oxybate is another drug that should be avoided during the treatment period.