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Is buspirone hydrochloride like Xanax?

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7 Jun 2011

Yes it's in the same class here is some reading for you I hope this helps.

Uses for Buspirone Hydrochloride

Anxiety Disorders

Management of anxiety disorders (anxiety and phobic neuroses)1 2 5 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 45 72 81 83 88 95 107 109 123 189 191 and short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety.1 2 47 72 123

Efficacy generally comparable to that of benzodiazepines (e.g., alprazolam,45 83 clorazepate,40 42 83 184 diazepam, 36 37 38 39 40 41 72 81 83 88 107 109 130 160 lorazepam) in the management of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).45 83

Preferred by some clinicians for the management of anxiety disorders in patients with a history of aggression or in whom disinhibition has occurred during benzodiazepine therapy.154 185 186

alprazolam is Zanax, so it's the same class.

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LaurieShay 7 Jun 2011

Caution, BRR, buspirone and Xanax are not in the same class of drugs, they are used to treat anxiety but are not chemically related. Practically speaking, Xanax is addictive while buspirone is not.

11 May 2013

Is buspirone like zanax?

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7 Jun 2011

Hey Blueshoes,

First let me say, Buspirone hydrochloride tablets USP are an antianxiety agent that is not chemically or pharmacologically related to the benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or other sedative/anxiolytic drugs. Both these medication are prescriebd for anxiety but there mode of action is different. Benzodiazepines such as Xanax are addictive where as the buspirone is not.

For further reading about buspirone go to:

Hope this helps,


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