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Buspirone Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 5 mg10 mg15 mg30 mg7.5 mg

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Anxiety

-Initial Dose: 7.5 mg orally 2 times a day
-Maintenance Dose: Dosage may be increased 5 mg per day at intervals of 2 to 3 days, as needed.
-Maximum Dose: 60 mg per day

Use: Management of anxiety disorders or the short-term relief of anxiety symptoms.

Renal Dose Adjustments

-Mild to Moderate Renal Impairment: Dose adjustments may be required; however, no specific guidelines have been suggested. Caution is recommended.
-Severe Renal Impairment: Not recommended.

Liver Dose Adjustments

-Mild to Moderate Renal Impairment: Dose adjustments may be required; however, no specific guidelines have been suggested. Caution is recommended.
-Severe Renal Impairment: Not recommended.

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available.

Other Comments

Administration Advice:
-This drug should be taken at the same time each day, and consistently with or without food.
-The usual therapeutic dosage is 15 to 30 mg per day given in divided doses; the dosage should be individualized for each patient.
-The usefulness of this drug should be periodically reassessed if used for extended periods.

General:
-The effectiveness of this drug for more than 3 to 4 weeks has not been demonstrated.
-Overdosage: There is no specific antidote.
-Anxiolytic agents like this drug are not typically used to treat anxiety or tension associated with the stress of everyday life.

Patient Advice:
-Avoid drinking or ingesting any grapefruit products.
-Avoid driving and other potentially dangerous activities such as operating machinery until you know how this drug affects you.

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