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What happens if I miss a dose (BuSpar, BuSpar Dividose)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (BuSpar, BuSpar Dividose)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, and stomach pain.
What should I avoid while taking buspirone (BuSpar, BuSpar Dividose)?
Buspirone can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase some of the side effects caused by buspirone.
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, or depression can add to sleepiness caused by buspirone. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these other medicines.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with buspirone and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
What other drugs will affect buspirone (BuSpar, BuSpar Dividose)?
The following drugs can interact with buspirone. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with buspirone. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about buspirone.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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