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Review: Buspar and Xanax





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 1,388 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 Buspar 11,044 users)

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 58,976 users)

On Dec, 6, 2014: 1,388 people who take Buspar, Xanax are studied

Buspar, Xanax outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Buspar (buspirone hydrochloride)
- Xanax (alprazolam)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Buspar is effective12.50%
(2 of 16 people)
16.67%
(3 of 18 people)
30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
36.36%
(4 of 11 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
n/a
Xanax is effective40.00%
(4 of 10 people)
41.67%
(5 of 12 people)
60.00%
(6 of 10 people)
47.06%
(8 of 17 people)
75.00%
(9 of 12 people)
92.86%
(13 of 14 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Suicide AttemptDizzinessNeuropathy PeripheralType 2 Diabetes MellitusCholecystitis ChronicAnxietyNail DisorderAnxiety
Intentional OverdoseBurning SensationMusculoskeletal DisorderDiabetic NephropathyPancreatitisWeight IncreasedMyofascial Pain SyndromeDepression
AggressionPalpitationsDiabetic NeuropathyDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlPainDizzinessNasal CongestionNausea
PainTremorBlood Triglycerides IncreasedDecubitus UlcerGallbladder DisorderInsomniaNervous System DisorderPain
DysphagiaAnxietySpinal Column StenosisNeuropathy PeripheralDizzinessFearPanic AttackChest Pain
Bipolar I DisorderFeeling AbnormalType 2 Diabetes MellitusDizzinessSphincter Of Oddi DysfunctionMajor DepressionMyocardial InfarctionFatigue
ScarNervousnessBlood Cholesterol IncreasedCryingDiarrhoeaSuicidal IdeationMuscular WeaknessDyspnoea
Memory ImpairmentPanic AttackBack PainAcid RefluxFallPollakiuriaFlatulenceDizziness
Burns Third DegreeConstipationHyperlipidaemiaGrand Mal ConvulsionFatigueHyperglycaemiaGlossodyniaFall
DepressionDepressionFatigueFatigueDepressionFood CravingHypoaesthesiaInsomnia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Buspar is effective33.33%
(19 of 57 people)
14.29%
(2 of 14 people)
Xanax is effective63.08%
(41 of 65 people)
53.33%
(8 of 15 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
AnxietyAnxiety
NauseaDepression
DepressionFall
Chest PainFatigue
PainSuicidal Ideation
DyspnoeaPain
DizzinessDyspnoea
InsomniaDizziness
FatigueChest Pain
Oedema PeripheralDrug Ineffective

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Buspar is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a11.76%
(2 of 17 people)
10.34%
(9 of 87 people)
17.65%
(6 of 34 people)
15.00%
(3 of 20 people)
12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
Xanax is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
44.44%
(8 of 18 people)
19.78%
(18 of 91 people)
26.47%
(9 of 34 people)
45.45%
(10 of 22 people)
22.22%
(2 of 9 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diabetes Mellitusn/aPainAnxietyCompleted SuicideAnxietyFatigueDizziness
HyperglycaemiaDepressionDepressionDiabetes MellitusDepressionFallNausea
Food CravingGallbladder DisorderDyspnoeaType 2 Diabetes MellitusInsomniaDepressionConfusional State
FearSphincter Of Oddi DysfunctionPanic AttackSuicide AttemptChest PainAnxietyDyspnoea
InjuryPancreatitisHyperhidrosisNauseaPainCompleted SuicideFall
AnxietyCholecystitis ChronicHeadacheDrug Toxicity NosType 2 Diabetes MellitusNauseaCardiac Failure Congestive
Major DepressionSubstance AbuseChest PainDrug Withdrawal SyndromeSuicidal IdeationDrug IneffectiveFatigue
Weight IncreasedConfusional StateBlood Cholesterol IncreasedDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlHeadacheDizzinessAnxiety
Suicidal IdeationMental ImpairmentDizzinessChest PainOedema PeripheralChest PainSyncope
PollakiuriaDehydrationFatigueDepressionNauseaInsomniaPain

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Can nuvigil (vs adderall) be used simultaneously to help wean off 60mg/day of adderall? (1 answer)
    I have been on Adderall 30mg 2x daily for years!! I've had it lowered to 20mg, I've TRIED to go months without it (when not working) however I feel I've built up a tolerance level to the point that it's not as effective as it once was. My personal life has detoured WAY past anything an ADHD medication can possibly help as far as focusing on NEEDED tasks etc. I end up feeling wrapped up in what I'm doing at the moment that my anxiety increases due to all that I haven't been able to accomplish. I take various medications for various reasons, depression, anxiety, bulimia etc., and for the most part the doses have varied based on circumstances and current need at said time of prescription.. MY FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, And realizing that I'm already on the highest Adderall dosage scares me (and THEN as I think about it, it makes my heart race!). I've also noticed increased muscle spasms as well as extreme and intense pressure on my jaw (TMJ). MY QUESTION IS: does anyone have any experience LOWERING their Adderall dosage AND adding Nuvigil? The research I've done to date gives me impression that it could help balance out the more extreme effects of Adderall (60mg/day) but that the nuvigil would or could potentially help with the EXTREME exhaustion I feel as Adderall wears off. Some days I just crash, some days I sleep fine and others no matter how hard I tryyyy, I just CAN'T fall asleep, therefore making the next day worse! IDEALLY I'D LIKE TO BE MED FREE, right now I need them, but am hoping maybe I can speak with my doctor to lower Adderall and add Nuvigil to help wean me off the amphetamines as well as lower dosage intake. YES, a lot of the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression are related to current circumstances in my life, however, where I am is not where I want to be or where I'm headed.. Life is a journey, and all my meds have become a part of a journey I never thought I'd find myself taking. I don't want life/meds to define me, or create a me I no longer recognize, because scarily enough that seems to be a common pattern. As I overcome each and every daily obstacle, I also don't want to be "hooked" on my meds or needing "more" to wake up/sleep/function.. I'd like to work on finding a solution towards weaning off my meds NOW, and work my way off slowly, primarily the Adderall. I'm hoping by suggesting to my doctor and showing him my research he may agree (IF ITS EVEN A LOGICAL COMBO, CLEARLY IM NOT A DOCTOR) nuvigil could help me. I've already started taking less of my anti depressants, trazadone and xanax without discussing with doc because he is always busy.. My next appt I want to go in fully prepared with a plan and an overall goal to REDUCE my Adderall dose, but overall, I'm clueless!!! I have no idea what other meds other than nuvigil "could" potentially help if at all. I could be entirely wrong, Anyone with any experience using one vs other or both simultaneously, or anyone with constructive input, PLEASE COMMENT/SHARE!!
  • Is there some kind of self help that works for stopping nightmares
    HELP! I am sick and tired (literally) of getting 5-6 nightmares per week. I sleep well but at waking time I get nightmares related to two main anxieties in my life. I cannot go off meds. Can I take them in smaller dosages, beak the dosing times during the day. I know it is the fault (mostly) of Pristiq. But what to do? I already do Yoga, bedtime relaxation routine, and a lot of healthy other stuff. HELP if you have kicked this problem.
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • In the past 3 months I've had numerous medication changes. I never had problems with blood pressure, cholesterol or sugar. I go for blood tests every three months to see if my Synthroid needs to be adjusted and the lab does a battery of other tests also.
    Last year my blood sugar was 84 and cholesterol 181.
    In April, my blood sugar was 123 and cholesterol 215.
    Today, the results of my labs were blood sugar 124 and cholesterol 252!! I've been eating healthier than I ever have, salads, fresh veggies, fresh fruit, no white foods, low carbs, oats and other whole grains. I have not been eating sugar, I don't eat beef or pork, I've been eating salmon, and chicken or turkey if I eat meat with my meals, most of the time I don't, I get protein from beans or quinoa.
    I walk for exercise and clean houses. I don't drink or smoke. I am totally clueless as to why the test results were so bad when I was doing everything right. I also take herbs. Cinnamon, Bitter Melon and Fenugreek to lower sugar, also drinking water that Okra has been soaking in. For cholesterol, I take Cholestoff, Krill Oil (highest dosage,) and Red Yeast Rice.

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • unexplained weight gain

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • It is okay to take these pills while on these other pills?

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On eHealthMe, Buspar (buspirone hydrochloride) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Xanax (alprazolam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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