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My mother, 89yrs old, just started buspar. Is it normally perscribed for older people?

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itsmetoo2 26 Feb 2010

I found this on the web:
"Buspirone ( BuSpar ) is an Antianxiety agent,used primarily for relief of mild to moderate anxiety and nervous tension. This drug is useful in treating the elderly,alcoholics,or people that have a history of addiction.Alcohol does not interact in a dangerous manner with Buspirone( BuSpar ) andBuspirone ( BuSpar ) may be useful in reducing alcohol craving. This drug is also useful in the treatment of aggression in developmentally disabled persons over 18 or self-injurious behaviors. Buspirone( BuSpar ) may also be useful in treating hyperactivity in the autistic and may decrease the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder ( OCD. ) It may also help in people with aches, cramps, fatigue, pains, PMS, or sexual dysfunction do to generalized anxiety disorder. Buspirone( BuSpar ) may help decrease the urge for nicotine.Buspirone ( BuSpar ) is not habit-forming.Buspirone ( BuSpar ) is not a benzodiazepine."
http://psyweb.com/Drughtm/jsp/buspar.jsp

subzero58 26 Feb 2010

the only people i have ever heard it not being perscribed to is young children.

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