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Buspirone is a medication that is used for treating anxiety. By affecting certain chemicals in the brain (serotonin and dopamine), the drug can help improve symptoms of anxiety disorders. Buspirone is available by prescription and comes in the form of a tablet that is generally taken two to three times a day. Potential side effects include headache, nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness.
- The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually two to three times daily.
- Because food can affect the way your body absorbs buspirone, you should take the drug consistently (either always with food or always without) every day.
- It should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- Buspirone 15 mg and 30 mg tablets are specially designed to be able to split easily into half or in thirds. However, many people find that a "pill splitter" is necessary to accurately split these tablets into halves or thirds, since they often split in the wrong places.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.