I have taken Librium for more than 50 years, I have moved and changed doctors the, new doctor thinks I should take buspirone instead of Librium, saying Librium is 'an old drug'. Meanwhile my anxiety is worse. I also take lamotrigine for petit mal epilepsy.
Why am I told this is an 'old drug' and should take buspirone instead?
- 21 Jul 2015 by jls56
- 23 July 2015
Well because Librium is an old drug. It is also a benzodiazepine and can be addicting, its a controlled drug. However the too aren't interchangeable. Buspirone is taken daily to prevent anxiety, and librium can be taken if it occurs. You also would still need to have the librium as needed until the buspirone was in your system and working.
I am of the opinion that if it is working for you what is the point in changing, granted buspar is a good drug and I like it for the day to day life, but every so often I need something a little stronger and I use Lorazepam, works for me so I guess what I'm saying is yeah go for the buspar but don't give up the lithium because you will need it every so often
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