Is buspirone hydrochloride like Xanax?
Question posted by Blueshoes on 7 June 2011
Last updated on 11 May 2013 by raquel4524
Is buspirone like zanax?
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,
Yes it's in the same class here is some reading for you I hope this helps.
Uses for Buspirone Hydrochloride
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 Xanax, so it's the same class.
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.
xanax, buspirone, hydrochloride
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