Review: taking Buspar and Xanax together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Buspar and Xanax together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Buspar and Xanax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,591 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Buspar

Buspar has active ingredients of buspirone hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Buspar 11,860 users)

Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 67,594 users)

On Aug, 25, 2016

1,591 people who take Buspar, Xanax are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Buspar and Xanax drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Buspar:
  • < 1 month: 16.0% - (3 of 18 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.0% - (5 of 22 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.0% - (3 of 9 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 35.0% - (5 of 14 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 10+ years: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Xanax:
  • < 1 month: 46.0% - (6 of 13 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 46.0% - (6 of 13 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 45.0% - (5 of 11 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 55.0% - (11 of 20 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 75.0% - (9 of 12 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 93.0% - (14 of 15 people)
  • 10+ years: 83.0% - (5 of 6 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Buspar:
  • female: 34.0% - (22 of 64 people)
  • male: 18.0% - (3 of 16 people)
Xanax:
  • female: 64.0% - (47 of 73 people)
  • male: 52.0% - (9 of 17 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Buspar:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 25.0% - (3 of 12 people)
  • 30-39: 37.0% - (10 of 27 people)
  • 40-49: 47.0% - (8 of 17 people)
  • 50-59: 15.0% - (3 of 19 people)
  • 60+: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
Xanax:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10-19: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 69.0% - (9 of 13 people)
  • 30-39: 62.0% - (20 of 32 people)
  • 40-49: 58.0% - (10 of 17 people)
  • 50-59: 65.0% - (13 of 20 people)
  • 60+: 33.0% - (2 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • suicide attempt
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • intentional overdose
  • depression
  • pain
  • aggression
  • bipolar i disorder
  • dysphagia
1 - 6 months:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • anger
  • gerd
  • dizziness
  • burning sensation
  • insomnia
  • nervousness
  • tremor
  • feeling abnormal
6 - 12 months:
  • back pain
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • musculoskeletal disorder
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • spinal column stenosis
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • grand mal convulsion
1 - 2 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • dizziness
  • insomnia exacerbated
  • decubitus ulcer
  • fecal incontinence
  • grand mal convulsion
  • headache
  • neuropathy peripheral
2 - 5 years:
  • anxiety
  • acid reflux
  • chronic depression
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • gallbladder disorder
  • pain
  • pancreatitis
  • sphincter of oddi dysfunction
  • loss of smell
  • loss of taste
5 - 10 years:
  • anxiety
  • loss of smell
  • loss of taste
  • aggression
  • bipolar disorder
  • dehydration
  • depression
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • insomnia
  • vertigo
10+ years:
  • abdominal pain aggravated
  • abnormal dreams
  • abnormal sensation in eye
  • acute kidney failure
  • alopecia
  • aphonia
  • appetite disorder
  • breast swelling
  • burning sensation
  • constipation
not specified:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • nausea
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • chest pain
  • fatigue
  • fall
  • insomnia
  • dizziness

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • nausea
  • chest pain
  • pain
  • dyspnoea
  • insomnia
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • oedema peripheral
male:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • fall
  • suicidal ideation
  • dizziness
  • drug ineffective
  • chest pain

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • anhedonia
  • anxiety
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • breast cancer
  • cleft uvula
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • epiphyseal disorder
  • fear
  • food craving
10-19:
  • pain
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • gallbladder disorder
  • pancreatitis
  • sphincter of oddi dysfunction
  • depression
  • agitation
  • anoxia
  • anxiety
  • apathy
20-29:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • dyspnoea
  • panic attack
  • headache
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • chest pain
  • hyperhidrosis
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
30-39:
  • anxiety
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • completed suicide
  • depression
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • nausea
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • suicide attempt
40-49:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • chest pain
  • pain
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • oedema peripheral
  • suicidal ideation
  • headache
  • neuropathy peripheral
50-59:
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • fall
  • depression
  • completed suicide
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • insomnia
  • dizziness
  • chest pain
60+:
  • dyspnoea
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • confusional state
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • fall
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • pain
  • syncope

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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