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Buspirone Dosage

Medically reviewed on December 14, 2017.

Applies to the following strengths: 5 mg; 10 mg; 15 mg; 30 mg; 7.5 mg

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 Hepatic Impairment: Dose adjustments may be required; however, no specific guidelines have been suggested. Caution is recommended.
-Severe Hepatic 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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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