About Buspin: Buspin (Buspirone Hydrochloride) is a medicine that is prescribed for patients suffering from anxiety disorders. The medicine is classified as an anxiolytic, and its basic mechanism of work is through making modifications to neurotransmitters in the brain. This in turn results in providing relief to anxiety and related conditions. One different aspect about Buspin as compared to other anxiolytic medicines is that it does not involve any action that will relax muscles or act as anticonvulsant. The medicine is known to act on serotonin receptors as it has active ingredients which belong to a class of chemicals known as azapirone.
How to use Buspin
Buspin is available as tablets of varying strength which should be taken orally. Normally, the daily intake for an adult is 2-3 times a day though this should be determined by your physician. You can take the tablets with or without food. In both cases, take fluids such as water after taking the medicine. Do not alter your prescription even if your conditions improve before the dosage is over. If you have used this medicine for long, your doctor will propose gradual withdrawal. This is important in avoiding withdrawal symptoms which are common with the use of bus pin.
You should strictly follow your dosage as prescribed by your physician. Each dosage is unique to an individual. This is because of varying severity of the conditions treated which the doctor has to asses, medical history and present medical conditions amongst other factors. A typical prescription for an adult starting to use this medicine is 5mg to be taken each day thrice. Each dose should be evenly spaced from the other, so this basically means taking a tablet after every 8 hours.
Buspin Side Effects
Patients using this medicine for treatment of anxiety symptoms may experience undesired effects. Consult your physician as soon as you notice any of these side effects; diarrhea, headaches, lightheadedness, lack of sleep and dry throat, lips, and mouth. Other than these common side effects, patients rarely experience severe side effects. These include; seizures, unexplained muscle movements, visual-related problems and other severe side effects that may not be mentioned here. For a full guide on side effects, talk to your physician.
If you have a medical history of any condition that may have affected your liver or kidney, inform your doctor before starting on the medication. When taking this medicine, it is important to limit the amount of buspirone in your bloodstream. It is hence important that you check on the amount of grapefruit or grape juice that you take. If you are allergic to any of its active ingredients, discuss with your doctor about the risks and alternatives for treating your conditions. Stop using the medicine as soon as you notice any sign of an allergic reaction. This may include; difficulties in breathing or swallowing, tightness of the chest, skin rashes and hives. Notify your physician if you are currently using other medicines which may include prescribed, non-prescribed, supplements or herbal medicines.