Today my psychiatrist prescribed me buspirone after we tried propranolol for my panic attacks. She is adamant on me not being prescribed Xanax or any benzos again and I'm okay with that as long as we can find something to help. When I asked her about how to take it, she informed me i could take it once or twice a day as needed for anxiety attacks. It is a 5mg dose. When I search about the medicine (which I always do before starting a new medicine.) I read that the does needs to be taken continuously to work and that taking it as per needed can be dangerous. One article from 2004 I found said you could take it as needed for anxiety.

My question is, should I take it as my doctor prescribed? Is it dangerous? If it may not work to the full effect that is okay, I'm just concerned with it being unhealthy for me in some way.