Buspar and Alcohol speaks to Buspar alcohol interaction, what is Buspar and Buspar side effects.
Buspar generic name buspirone belongs to the family of anti-anxiety medicine that affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. The drug is used for the treatment of anxiety disorders and for short term relief of the symptoms of anxiety of fear, tension, irritability, dizziness, pounding heartbeat and other related symptoms. It may also bes used for other purposes.
Do not drink alcohol when using Buspar as it may amplify the side effects.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.
I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.
Do not drink grapefruit juice or use grapefruit products as it will negate the effect of the medicine.
Before using Buspar inform your physician if you have recently used an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days, if allergic to any drugs, have kidney disease or liver disease.
Less serious side effects of Buspar and alcohol are drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, feeling restless, nausea, upset stomach, sleep problems or trouble concentrating. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects of Buspar and alcohol are feeling light headed, fainting, fast or uneven heart rate, depressed mood, unusual thoughts or behavior, lack of balance or coordination. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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