Buspirone – uses, health risks, and side effects at NaturalPedia.com

Friday, August 17, 2018 by

Buspirone is a prescription drug that comes in the form of a tablet. Buspirone used for the treatment of anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. It is also used sometimes to treat the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. The mechanism of buspirone is not fully known. However, it is understood that it reduces some of the activity of serotonin in the brain. This decline in serotonin activity is believed to affect anxiety.

Known side effects of buspirone

The known side effects of buspirone include dizziness, nausea, headache, nervousness, lightheadedness, and excitement. Buspirone can also cause serious side effects. The serious side effects of buspirone and their symptoms include the following:

  • Heart or cardiovascular problems, with symptoms including fast heart rate, palpitations, chest pain, low or high blood pressure, or fainting.
  • Difficulty controlling body movements
  • Outburst of anger
  • Serotonin syndrome, with symptoms including confusion, seizures, high blood pressure, fever, and more.

Abusing buspirone can lead to hallucinations, nausea or vomiting, euphoria, memory loss, lack of coordination, and fatigue.

Body systems that may be harmed by buspirone

The body systems that may be damaged by buspirone include the cardiovascular, nervous, and respiratory systems.

Food items or nutrients that may prevent buspirone’s side effects

The food items that may help prevent the side effects of buspirone, mainly nausea, include ginger and peppermint.

Treatments, management plans for buspirone’s side effects

Natural treatments for the side effects of buspirone, particularly nausea, include drinking plenty of water, eating plain foods, sniffing a lemon, eating ginger, drinking herbal teas, breathing in peppermint oil, trying acupressure, and taking a rest.

Where to learn more

Summary

Buspirone is a prescription drug used for the treatment of anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety.

Buspirone’s side effects include dizziness, nausea, headache, nervousness, lightheadedness, and excitement.

Buspirone’s severe side effects include heart or cardiovascular problems, difficulty controlling body movements, outbursts of anger, and serotonin syndrome.

Nausea, a side effect of buspirone, can be treated with drinking plenty of water, eating plain foods, sniffing a lemon, eating ginger, drinking herbal teas, breathing in peppermint oil, trying acupressure, and taking a rest.

Sources include:

MedLinePlus.gov

Healthline.com

EverydayHealth.com 1

EverydayHealth.com 2

CureJoy.com



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