Will Buspar do the same thing as my Xanax do?
No. They are very different and the prescribing physician should know this as well as whether they should be taken together or not. Hope this helps.
Buspar is a non-narcotic anti-anxiety medication.
Clonazepam is a long acting anti-anxiety that is a benzodiazapine. It is a very long acting med and is used extensively in psychiatry for anxiety and panic attacks. Xanax is another benzodiazapine that is very short acting, and does treat anxiety. I, personally, don't think the Buspirone works as well as the benzos. But everyone is different and react to meds in their own unique manner. Talk to your Psychiatrist about what's best for you. In all matters of the mind, some meds work, some don't. It's a coin toss.
Good luck to you...
I had taken Buspar many years ago. I had the one that divides and does look a lot like Xanax (bars or sticks) as they call them on the streets(2mg). I was prescribed Buspar even though I really wanted a Benzodiazapine ie: Valium, clonazepam or xanax for my Panic Disorder. I regreted taking the Buspar for it was way too expensive back in 1999. I had to stop for I had no Health coverage for Prescription of Health care. I went through sheer hell. I felt like my head was on fire, and laying down made it worst. I couldn't sleep, and if I was lucky enough to sleep, "my head on fire "" feeling was worst and 5 minutes of sleep would have strange nightmares which is common for most Withdrawls, especailly Anti-Depressant.
I really do not understand why many Phichiatrist would deny me of what I know works best for my Panic disorder and instead gives me a prescription for severe depression or anti-phicotic which most time are extremely expensive while Benzondiasapine are not. I know its mainly for kick backs for the Pharmaceutical companies. Though Benzodiazapines have just as bad side affect when withdrawing from it at least I know It will take affect right away unlike many Anti-depressant and IF that ceratin one works. What I like to know is what are u suffering from and how severe.? If u only have Enxiety or Panic Disorder then you should request for a Benzodiazapine or Xanax which is basically almost the same but some are short acting and others are long. Xanax is in a class of anti-phycotic and because of its known for people to abuse it . Anyway, I will never ever go on an anti-depressant because if one dont work, then you have to try another and sometimes u may have to try 3 or more to see if any of them works. Also most Anti -Depressant drugs like Buspar , the withdrawal is not comfortable. Of course with any of those drugs one should wean of of it slowly. I will never forget how I felt when I just stopped. I was actually taking plates and smashing them ( unbreakable ) on the table and crying hysterically because that is how bad it was. Never, never take something without reading the side affects first. Doctors will not volunterely tell you anything negtive. Ask your Pharmacist first before even purchasing the meds. I had learned that the hard way with other meds as well, Meds that I never thought I would get a bad withrawl from. Know your medication. Maybe your doctor can prescribe you Klonopin which works great for anxiety and or Panic disorder. And if you cannot sleep with this medication because most Anti-deprresant in the first 2 or so, you will go through some bumps and sleepless nights. Good Luck and I hope I helped you in some ways.
I been prescribed zanex for years and they are totally different zanex is a benzo and is stronger it is not close to a buse bar it helps but does not compare.
I don't think buspirone is a narcotic.
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 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.
Buspar is not in the same class as Xanax nor is it a Narcotic.
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.
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
Buspar (Buspirone) is Not a benzodiazepine. Yes it may treat anxiety but the drugs are completely different period.
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.
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.
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