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Review: taking Buspar and Methadone together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Buspar and Methadone together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Buspar and Methadone. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 218 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Buspar has active ingredients of buspirone hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 11,054 Buspar users)

Methadone hydrochloride has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 2,842 Methadone hydrochloride users)

On Dec, 30, 2014: 217 people who take Buspar, Methadone Hydrochloride are studied

Buspar, Methadone Hydrochloride outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Buspar (buspirone hydrochloride)
- Methadone Hydrochloride (methadone hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Buspar is effective0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Methadone Hydrochloride is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Fatiguen/aNeuropathy PeripheralType 2 Diabetes Mellitusn/an/aPanic AttackPain
HeadacheDementiaCholecystitis AcutePancreatitisDepression
Drug Toxicity NosDiabetes MellitusGallbladder DisorderOropharyngeal PainBack Pain
Arrhythmia NosHyperglycaemiaMalaiseMusculoskeletal PainOedema Peripheral
Accidental OverdoseHallucinationChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseasePolypHypertension
Drug ToxicityFearNeuropathy PeripheralRadiculitis CervicalCellulitis
Hair LossParanoid Personality DisorderFoot FractureTearfulnessWeight Decreased
Major DepressionPain In ExtremitySuicidal IdeationPyrexia
Mental Status ChangesWeight IncreasedSinusitisImpaired Healing
MiosisObesityRadiculitis LumbosacralRash

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Buspar is effective0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
Methadone Hydrochloride is effective50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
AnxietyRash
HyperglycaemiaDehydration
Neuropathy PeripheralWeight Decreased
PainDepression
Osteonecrosis Of JawPain
Diabetes MellitusBack Pain
Pain In JawAtrial Fibrillation
Tooth InfectionHypertension
Oedema PeripheralDrug Abuse
General Physical Health DeteriorationConfusional State

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Buspar is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Methadone Hydrochloride is effectiven/an/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/aBrain OedemaSerotonin SyndromePyrexiaRashMiosis
Pulmonary OedemaCompleted SuicideOedema PeripheralDehydrationCardio-respiratory Arrest
Completed SuicideWeight IncreasedDepressionFallCardiac Arrest
PainVomitingImpaired HealingWeight DecreasedBlood Potassium Increased
OverdoseCardiac ArrestBone PainHeadacheListless
Back PainRespiratory ArrestAnaemiaVision BlurredBlood Sodium Decreased
ChillsNauseaHypertensionSomnolenceLethargy
Intervertebral Disc DegenerationType 2 Diabetes MellitusConstipationAnxietyRespiratory Arrest
Pain In ExtremityDrug Effect DecreasedPainHypertensionSomnolence
Tooth InfectionBack PainOsteonecrosis Of JawDepressionMental Status Changes

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you take Buspar and Methadone?

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- support group for people who take Buspar and Methadone
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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Why would naproxen be chosen above other anti-inflammatory drugs ?
    I had Kidney stones Years ago and they were removed over 18 months slowly by monthly appointments for Lithotrypsy ( Ultrasound ) Over all this time I had a jj Stent tied off from inside my Kidney to inside my Bladder ( To keep Kidney from blocking again ) In the years since then I have sufferred intense pain in Kidney region and have ben told there are now cysts in my kidney. Occasionally these cysts burst and bleed thus blocking my urethra with clot.
  • I take klonopin and diltiazem (calcium channel blocker blood pressure medicine) and am concerned about side effects. my accupuncturist recommends the ashwagandha. anyone have any issues with this?
    I take these prescription medications but have been going to an accupuncturist since 2012. I have trouble sleeping at night without my clonazepam and take naps during the day and am having trouble losing weight. She thinks that my adrenal glands may be fatigued and told me to try something called Adrenal Response which contains Sensoril Ashwagandha. When I looked up Ashwaganda it said that it could interact with the Clonazepam or Klonopin and also with High blood pressure medication. I am a little concerned. I mentioned this to her and she said they both are metabolized by the liver and it should be ok to take it, just to take it an hour or more after I take the Clonazepam. Has anyone had any issues with interactions with their prescribed meds while taking Ashwagandha? I don't want to have to monitor my blood pressure because my blood pressure medication works good for me. Any help would be appreciated because I want to try it but I am a little scared too. Thanks, Crystal
  • Can long-term methadone use cause or increase the risk of colon cancer?
    I had a two-level spinal fusion at L4-S1 in 2000 after being injuried at work in Sept. 24, 1997. I lost everything after...the unjury, ability to do my job, my wife and family (couldn't take the strain) my home, my sense of self and purpose, direction and belonging...credit rating and ability to pay my bills.
    After a long period of waiting to settle my workmens' comp. case, I returned home, from the Bat Area back to Arizona to take of my mother with a yet un dianosed case of moderate dementia.
    Then, in 2011 I had a 2nd surgery to relieve spinal stenosis btwn. L2-L4, just above the fusion site.
    I've been taking methadone since early 2004, a little over ten years, now. I've had high blood pressure since my injury.

    Now, I waiting to be scheduled for a colonoscopy, with my father having had polyps and the way I've been feeling..drained, tired all the time, and stomach pains ( in addition to my chronic low back pain), I...
    find myself wondering if there is any relationtionship between the methadone and other meds and cancer?
  • Will busbar make my mentstrual cycle irregular
    I am two weeks late on my cycle. I am never late. I already have one child who is almost two. how do I know if it is because of the new med? I have taken a pregnancy test and it is negative.
  • Can methadone cause my aynurism to burst?
    A doctor is lowering my dose of Methadone I take for severe back pain due to my aneurysm because he said the Methadone could cause a stroke w/my aneurysm. Has anyone else heard of this? Thank you!!!

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You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Are you mental on methadone
    My doctor changed my pain medication back in May of 2014 . I was pleased with how well it handle my back pain and was pleased with how inexpensive it was. My husband had been using the same drug with great results. It wasn't until about a month later I started to notice just feelings of sadness. I didn't think too much of it but then I would get such strong feelings of despair really bad that I would just cry. I also started getting a lot of panic attacks I had so much anxiety at times it prevented me from doing things. At one point I really thought I was having some sort of break down, but the feelings would have highs and lows and sometimes I would have a day with out them. Eventually after being on them for 7 months I went to my doctor and asked if it were possible I was experiencing these feelings from the Methadone. He wasn't sure but with it all happening right after I started taking them he decided to put me on something else. It's been about three weeks and even though the feelings are still there they are not as strong and seem to be passing. I hope as time goes I will feel like myself again and hope never to have to experience something like that again.
  • Methadone and forgetting basic things.
    I have been in MMT (Methadone Maintenance Treatment) for around 7 1/2 years for chronic pain. I have gotten to where I forget things that I never would or did before and the longer in time the worse it has gotten I am currently looking at some different meds for treatment. The loss of memory is everything from childhood memories to what I did yesterday I may pay something and if I dont write it diwn I will forget it things I have known all my life I have forgotten. I can't say 100% it is from the MMT or not however I will sag I had no such problems before and I am at age 38 so I believe I am much too young to have severe memory loss that I am currently experiencing and whats scary is what if it never comes back and continues to decline?
  • 3 strong drugs together against neuropathic pain
    Neuropathic pain debuted when I was 24, now I'm 50. Received diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos syndrome (EDS), joint hypermobility type, when I was 35 years old. So it can take some time to get a diagnose. And as EDS-patient I do not belong to any clinic. Orthopedics says that EDS is not orthopedic, rheumatology says that EDS is not an autoimmune disease, GPs say that EDS is too difficult, and so on. Sooner or later we all end up at Psychiatry, even if we are not depressed.

    The first kind of pain I got when I was 24 came from low back, but I experienced as pelvic pain and leg pain. It was clearly a neuropathic pain, but it took years to find out. Later it was treated by a pain clinic with cortisone around the genitofemoral nerves (both sides). Since this treatment didn't result in lasting freedom from pain, the pain clinic started to give me RF (radio frequency) treatment. This made the pain disappeared after one year, and I was 80% free from it between 2002 and 2014, 12 years. The pain doctors said pain could return after 10 years.

    The other kind of neuropathic pain started 2003 with intense stomach pain. During 6 months I could hardly eat nothing due to nausea and vomiting. After this 6 months, stomach pain changed to almost unbearable pain in upper back.
    What happened 2003, and what all the doctors missed, was that the right lowest ribs slid up over the sternum. This rib dislocation is till there today, but now with a lot of cartilage formed around the rib where it is stuck in the lower end of the sternum. The dislocation is clearly visible on X-ray. This has greatly affected the thoracic spine. I have a scoliosis which I had not before 2003. And I still have severe pain in the thoracic spine.

    It was initially treated with morphine daily, and later with Durogesic (fentanyl), but this didn't help much. 2005 I was hospitalized because I had too much pain to take care of myself and my hygiene. After some months the doctors started to give me clonazepam because the muscles along the spine was in a chronic seizures. Clonazepam helped, but I could still have a lot of pain in two vertebrae in the thoracic spine. It felt as if someone drilled into the vertebrae without anesthesia. After a few months, doctors also prescribed me methadone. Then the pain disappeared almost completely. Since 2006, I have eaten clonazepam and methadone every day, and I need to sleep in an armchair to not get more pain because of moving during sleep.

    There are side effects. After 1,5 years with clonazepam and methadone I started to have panic attacks. Or rather one long panic attack which didn't stop before I got treatment with amitryptilin and pregabalin (Lyrica). These 2 medicines stopped the panic disorder completely after some hours, and the panic was then gone. Then I got side effects of these 2 medicines, amitryptilin & Lyrica, too. I gained a lot of weight (from 83 to 148 kg) and got much water (edema) in both my legs under the knees and in both feet. The feet could swallow to the double size. 2012 I stopped with amitryptilin and started to loose weight again (in Aug 2014 below 80 kg) and get less water in my legs. Today I eat as little medicines I can, but I have to take methadone, clonazepam and Lyrica every day, twice. If I try to take away one of these 3 medicines, I got pain problems at once. Lyrica is the most painful one to take away. In Sept-Dec 2013 I lowered Lyrica from 300 mg daily, to 150, then to 75 and finally 0 mg. The pain I had was extremely difficult to handle. It didn't help to take more methadone or anything else. I have checked on Internet and found that many people got pain from quitting with Lyrica. Most people start eating it again. So did I. But 2006 and 2007 it was enough to treat the pain with methadone and clonazepam, I got the Lyrica against anxiety not pain. But today I take Lyrica against pain.

    Beside weight gain and leg edema, clonazepam and Lyrica significantly affect the sexual desire. And Lyrica alone makes it almost impossible to ejaculate. All four drugs together (clonazepam, methadone, amitryptiline and Lyrica), make one forget all about sex life. You don't even miss it. When I stopped with amitryptiline and lowered Lyrica (still taking clonazepam and methadone), I could suddenly easily get erections again, feel desire, but not getting orgasms. This is quite difficult to deal with.

    The pain pattern is greatly affected, by pain and by the medicines. So is the mood. I get something which feels like heavy depression, especially if I take the medicines late that day. I should take a medicine like methadone 3 times a day, because the effects of the tablet lasts around 8 hours. But I take them every 12 hours, to have a low consumption in case doctors prescribe them too late (which happens, and then it's good to have a spouse going to the pharmacy buying them for you, because you have too much pain to go yourself).

    Since methadone is also used for treating heroine addicts, medical staff treat you with disrespect when they see that it says "methadone" in your health record. I need to show a certificate that says that I deal with chronic neuropathic pain, that I never have had problems with drug addiction, to get normal respect.

    I wanted to share this because I think I am alone in the world with these medicines in combination against neuropathic pain caused by hypermobile joints, joint dislocation and muscle spasms. After trying almost everything else, including surgery cutting nerves, methadone, clonazepam and Lyrica seems to be the only way to kill my pain. But it's a life where you always is questioned, because of the use of methadone. I can guarantee that everybody in the world should accept these medicines if they had experienced the unbearable pain I had in upper back before they started to give me clonazepam and methadone.
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  • Buspar doesn't help anxiety and causes anger (1 response)
    My child has severe anxiety disorder the physchotrist said he has every type of anxity he started taking buspar last year it hasn't helped his anxiety at all but it makes him severly angeryhtalked to his new dr and she said he is no longer going to be taking buspar thank God this medication should not be written for anxiety alone or wprescribed for anxiety it does not help at leat not my son it has made our life a nightmare.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I am tapering my methadone dosage down 2mg every week. I am suffering from lots of anxiety and irritability from the lower dose each week. I don't know what to do. I want to be sure that my suppliments or the buspar are not making things worse rather than better. I do not use any illegal drugs or prescription drugs other than previously mentioned.

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