21 patient evaluations for Buspirone

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May 5, 2010 (Started May 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness, Nausea, Dizziness

Jun 15, 2009 (Started May 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Sleepiness, Dizziness, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness, Nausea, Dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 28, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My gastroentrologist advised that I stop taking Buspar (buspirone) and prescribed 5mg valium 3x day instead. I'm assuming that this is better for my gastric problems. My psychiatrist said this is ok, as long as I quit taking the Buspar, and that HE would NOT prescribe valium for me, but if the other Dr was willing to, it was ok with him. It's rather confusing, but I've adjusted ok, and take about 1/2 of the vallium prescribed so I don't spend all my time asleep!!

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 26, 2010 (Started Feb 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 8, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Headaches, Dizziness, Tremor(s))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: do not like this med
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Tremor(s), Headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2009 (Started Jan 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had a bad reaction to the medication and stopped taking it immediately
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Sep 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jan 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Headaches, Brain fog, Dizziness, Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 45 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I initially thought this drug was fantastic, but as I lost weight and quit smoking the side-effects started to make themselves present.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Brain fog, Headaches, Anxious mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2008 (Started Oct 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 30, 2008 (Started Sep 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Restlessness (akathisia), Brain zaps, Brain fog, Anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: That it can cause a bloated feeling , it may also hieghten your anxiety , create more brain fog as well as the sensation of being outside of yourself .. plus may give you restless sleep or very bad dreams ...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Restlessness (akathisia), Brain zaps, Anxious mood, Brain fog

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 16, 2008 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: useless
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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