Will Buspar do the same thing as my Xanax do?
Buspirone - Is Buspar the same as Xanax and colanazapam? Is it a narcotic?
Question posted by Lucky223 on 24 May 2012
Last updated on 10 March 2021 by Dr_K
Buspar is not the same as xanax and the commenters stating that they are the same drug class are also wrong. Xanax is in the benzodiazepines class of drugs, whereas Buspar is not. They are both for treating anxiety and the mechanisms in which they do so are similar, however , again they are not one in the same. Not at all.
No! Xanax is a Schedule 4 controlled benzodiazepine whereas buspirone is not a controlled drug at all.
Xanax is fast-acting but habituating and meant only for ultra short time usage. Buspirone works over the long term and may be taken without any fear of addiction.
I take them both but not at the same time. I was giving Xanax because I have panic attacks. For example: getting on a airplane or going through something dramatic causing me to freak out. My doctor said they can be taken together
will burpar do the same thing as xanax do
No way are they the same. I found Xanax VERY helpful for anxiety... made me a little tired though. Buspar did ZERO for me. Again... everyone is different.
Absolutely not. They are nothing the same. They are not even in the same classification as eachother. Xanax is a benzodiazepine and is a contolled substance. Like Buspirone is just an anti-anxiety medication. Buspirone will not effect you the same way Xanax will. It does not impair your normal thought process or make you forgetful or hungry or tired. It is nowhere near the same thing.
Buspar (Buspirone) is Not a benzodiazepine. Yes it may treat anxiety but the drugs are completely different period.
The difference is buspirone is just a milder version of xanax they give it to people on alot of medication it doesn't interfere with most like xanax does
Some say they are related and some say they aren't. I don't know who to believe. Are they or aren't they related. Do they work together or not? I'm more confused then ever.
Buspar is not in the same class as Xanax nor is it a Narcotic.
I take both medications. BuSpar is for anxiety maintenance and long-term use, whereas Xanax is intended for breakthrough anxiety and/or short-term use. This is best discussed with your pharmacist as they know the most about medications. And understand, not all medications work the same in every person. Some may cause horrible side effects while others may have no effect at all. Talk to your doctor AND your pharmacist, please.
Sorry you just got screwed. No the buspar is not going to help ... find a liberal doctor... get honest and get your own script. Anyone that tells you its the same is full of it.
I don't think buspirone is a narcotic.
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