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BuSpar - How far apart should I take my dosages for best results?


Lori Vandergriff 5 May 2017

How far apart should I take my dosage for best results?

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LaurieShay 20 Nov 2012

BuSpar should be taken at the same times everyday and always with food or always without food, but not sometimes with food and other times without food. I would try to have 8 to 12 hours between dosages, but stay consistent with the time and whether you take with food or not.

BuSpar is for reducing anxiety which can help with mood depending on the reasons for the changes. If this medication doesn't help after trying for a couple of weeks, there are other medications to try for mood stabilization.

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Leahbobeah90 10 June 2017

This is so good to know I am taking 15mg of Buspar twice daily and I have only been on it for 2 weeks now going on 3 weeks... I wasn't sure how to take it either so I'm glad I found this comment :) thank you so much !!!

Kanina 25 Oct 2017


I realize this initial post is old (2012) but hoping to get responses.

This 8-12 hour apart would only work well if your taking it twice a day. It does not work well when your doc has prescribed 5mg 3x /day, which is a typical prescription.

Every 8-12 hrs would require you to wake up in the middle of the night to take your third dose. Not the best scenario when having anxiety knowing how getting any sleep can be a challenge in the first place.

Anyone have other suggestions for taking it 3x a day?

LaurieShay 25 Oct 2017

Best to ask your doctor, but if you want to space out equally you would take every 6 hours such as 8 am, 2 pm, and 8 pm.

Kanina 25 Oct 2017

Thanks for your response, Laurie.

I do not want to take it close to bedtime (7:00p or after) because I don’t want my body to become dependent on it to fall asleep.

Read far too many stories where folks reported they had major long lasting sleep issues in withdrawing from Buspar, or even changing timing of their dose, where they took a dose on or near bedtime.

I guess i’ll talk with my doctor about changing to a twice a day dose. free discount card

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