Review: taking Pristiq and Buspar together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Pristiq and Buspar together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Pristiq and Buspar. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 164 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Pristiq

Pristiq has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Pristiq 18,285 users)

Buspar

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

On Aug, 26, 2016

164 people who take Pristiq, Buspar are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Pristiq and Buspar drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Pristiq:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.0% - (2 of 10 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.0% - (2 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 28.0% - (2 of 7 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Buspar:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.0% - (1 of 10 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Pristiq:
  • female: 28.0% - (6 of 21 people)
  • male: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
Buspar:
  • female: 20.0% - (5 of 24 people)
  • male: 14.0% - (1 of 7 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Pristiq:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 30-39: 25.0% - (2 of 8 people)
  • 40-49: 28.0% - (2 of 7 people)
  • 50-59: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
Buspar:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 20.0% - (1 of 5 people)
  • 30-39: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
  • 40-49: 12.0% - (1 of 8 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • suicide attempt
  • intentional overdose
  • weight increased
  • drug effect decreased
  • obsessive thoughts
  • self esteem decreased
  • decreased appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • headache
1 - 6 months:
  • aggression aggravated
  • insomnia exacerbated
  • anxiety
  • akathisia
  • headache
  • nausea
  • anger
  • depersonalisation
  • dizziness
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
6 - 12 months:
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • erythema
  • rash
  • red blood cell sedimentation rate increased
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • skin lesion
  • asthenia
  • convulsion
  • drug effect decreased
  • drug ineffective
1 - 2 years:
  • dizziness
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • gait disturbance
  • hypoaesthesia
  • nausea
  • paranoia
2 - 5 years:
  • anger
  • headache
  • drug ineffective
  • abnormal behaviour
  • convulsion
  • dizziness
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • feeling jittery
  • head discomfort
5 - 10 years:
  • dizziness
not specified:
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • feeling abnormal
  • anxiety
  • dizziness
  • pain
  • hypertension
  • headache
  • depression
  • fatigue

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • feeling abnormal
  • drug ineffective
  • headache
  • suicide attempt
  • fatigue
  • weight increased
  • hypertension
male:
  • pain
  • drug ineffective
  • anger
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • depression
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • dizziness
  • eructation
  • tremor

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • feeling abnormal
  • headache
  • paraesthesia
  • anxiety
  • heart rate
  • insomnia
  • ocd
20-29:
  • abdominal discomfort
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling abnormal
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • malaise
  • mood swings
  • dizziness
  • drug hypersensitivity
  • drug screen false positive
30-39:
  • suicide attempt
  • intentional overdose
  • aggression aggravated
  • headache
  • insomnia exacerbated
  • nausea
  • akathisia
  • anger
  • decreased appetite
  • drug ineffective
40-49:
  • weight increased
  • drug effect decreased
  • obsessive thoughts
  • self esteem decreased
  • abdominal distension
  • fatigue
  • feeling abnormal
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • hypertension
  • nightmare
50-59:
  • pain
  • nausea
  • anger
  • diarrhoea
  • drug ineffective
  • hypertension
  • abdominal pain
  • blindness
  • deafness
  • dizziness
60+:
  • anxiety
  • nervousness
  • drug ineffective
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • feeling abnormal
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • headache
  • asthenia
  • eructation

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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