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Atypical anxiolytic/nonbarbiturate anxiolytic

Buspirone TX: panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, OCD, trauma & stressor-related disorders, PTSD
Buspirone advantage dependency is less likely, no sedation, does not potentiate the effects of other CNS depressants
Buspirone disadvantage antianxiety effect develop slowly. initial responses take a week. full effect takes at least 2 - 6 weeks should be taken on a schedules basis, not suitable for PRN usage
Buspirone complications dizziness, nausea, headache, lightheadedness, agitation, constipation, suicidal ideation. A/Es are self-limiting.
buspirone contraindications/precautions don't give to breastfeeding women cautious w/older adults & clients w/liver or renal dysfunction. don't with MAOI antidepressant for 14 days after MAOI is discontinued.
Buspirone interactions erythromycin, ketoconazole, st. john's wort, grapefruit juice - all increase effects of buspirone. increased risk for serotonin syndrome w/SSRIs
Buspirone RN adm. take med w/meals. initial effects take a week. full effects take 2- 6 weeks. take on regular basis, not PRN. tolerance, dependence or withdrawal effects are not an issue with this med.
Created by: gdimanche