Vanspar Side Effects
Generic name: buspirone
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 23, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about buspirone. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Vanspar.
Applies to buspirone: oral tablets.
Side effects include:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to buspirone: compounding powder, oral tablet.
Very common (10% or more): Dizziness (12%), drowsiness (10%)
Rare (less than 0.1%): Cerebrovascular accident
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypotension, hypertension
Common (1% to 10%): Rash, sweating/clamminess
Rare (less than 0.1%): Burning of the tongue[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Musculoskeletal aches/pains
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Muscle cramps, muscle spasms, rigid/stiff muscles, arthralgias
Rare (less than 0.1%): Muscle weakness[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Blurred vision
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Visual changes (including tunnel vision)[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Altered taste, altered smell, inner ear abnormality, edema, fever, roaring sensation in the head, malaise
Rare (less than 0.1%): Alcohol abuse, loss of voice, hiccoughs[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Depersonalization, dysphoria, noise intolerance, euphoria, akathisia, fearfulness, loss of interest, dissociative reaction, hallucinations, involuntary movements, slowed reaction time, suicidal ideation, decreased or increased libido
Rare (less than 0.1%): Claustrophobia, cold intolerance, stupor, slurred speech, psychosis, delayed ejaculation, impotence
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Depersonalization
Postmarketing reports: Emotional lability, restlessness[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Nasal congestion, pharyngolaryngeal pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hyperventilation, shortness of breath, chest congestion
Rare (less than 0.1%): Epistaxis[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Increases in hepatic aminotransferases (SGOT, SGPT)[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Galactorrhea, thyroid abnormality[Ref]
More about Vanspar (buspirone)
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- Reviews (4)
- Dosage information
- During pregnancy
- Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics
Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Buspar (buspirone)." Bristol-Myers Squibb (2002):
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
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