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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Buspar
Answer: Usually, but it will take a slow decrease in ativan and you may see some sedation with the overlap.
Buspar (Buspirone) [posted 8/5/98]
Answer: Buspirone (Buspar) is used to treat mild anxiety. The mechanism of this drug is not clear, but is not like valium and the like. It is mildly effective without the same addiction potential as the benzodiazepines (valium, etc.). It should not be used with MAO antidepressants. Common side effects include vertigo, sleepiness, blurred vision, and types of numbness or paresthesias.
Buspar and Fatigue [posted 7/23/98]
Answer: I'm not sure why you are taking the medications. However, Buspar works differently from Prozac. Whether this is synergistic or not depends on the patient. But, it clearly causes fatigue in you before it will again.
Buspar [posted 7/21/98]
Answer: It is used to treat mild chronic anxiety. It is supposed to be less habit forming than alternatives like value, librium, xanax, etc. Some side effects are drowsiness, nausea and inability to concentrate.