Vanspar (Oral)


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Vanspar (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Vanspar (Oral)

Vanspar (Oral) Medication Classification

BUSPIRONE (By mouth)

Vanspar (Oral) Brandname

Buspar, Buspar Dividose, Vanspar

Vanspar (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Buspirone (byoo-SPYE-rone) Treats anxiety.

When To Not Use Vanspar (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to buspirone.

How Should You Use Vanspar (Oral)

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food, but take it the same way each time.
  • You may need to take this medicine for 1 or 2 weeks before you begin to feel better.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Vanspar (Oral) Storage

Store Vanspar (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Vanspar (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Vanspar (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use buspirone when you are also using an MAO inhibitor (such as Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®).
  • Do not eat grapefruit, drink grapefruit juice, or drink alcohol while you are using buspirone.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using cimetidine (Tagamet®), dexamethasone (Decadron®), diltiazem (Cardizem®, Tiazac®), erythromycin (Erythro-Tab®), itraconazole (Sporanox®), nefazodone (Serzone®), rifampin (Rifadin®, Rifamate®, Rifater®), verapamil (Calan®, Covera®), or medicine for seizures (such as Dilantin®, Luminal®, Tegretol®).
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, or sedatives).

Vanspar (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney or liver disease.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Vanspar (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Numbness or tingling feeling
  • Tremors or shaking
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness or weakness
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling restless or nervous, trouble sleeping
  • Headache
  • Nausea, constipation, upset stomach

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