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04.07 Buspirone (Buspar)

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Generic Name

Buspirone

Trade Name

Buspar

Indication

Management of anxiety

Action

Relieves anxiety by binding to dopamine and serotonin receptors

Therapeutic Class

Antianxiety

Pharmacologic Class

Azapirone

Nursing Considerations

• Do not administer concurrently with MOAI or grapefruit juice
• May lead to dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, and weakness
• Patient may experience chest pain, palpitations, tachycardia
• Instruct patient to take as directed
• Instruct patient to avoid alcohol and other CNS depressants

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