What Happens if You Abuse Buspirone?
Buspirone is not an addictive drug. However, you should be aware that abusing this medication may cause withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking it. Common signs of buspirone abuse include:
- Desire for more drug even though the desired effects are no longer present
- Tolerance, or needing more of the drug to get the same effects
- Drug-seeking behavior such as visiting multiple doctors to obtain more pills
Buspirone is a prescription drug and should be treated with respect. Never stop taking a dose of this medication suddenly without consulting your doctor first. It could cause severe withdrawal symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, dizziness, insomnia, nausea, and vomiting. Most abusers of buspirone are abusing it to have a feeling of euphoria or a “high.” Buspirone does not produce this effect when taken alone, so the abuser may combine it with other drugs such as opioids to achieve a greater high. Standard drug tests do not detect buspirone. However, if you are taking buspirone for depression or other conditions, be aware that the medication may show up on certain types of drug screens.
Staying Safe from Buspirone Overdose
If you take buspirone as prescribed, there is no risk of overdosing. However, it’s essential to make sure that your doctor and pharmacist know all the medications you take. This includes prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal supplements. Buspirone overdose can result in death or other severe health problems, such as respiratory and cardiovascular collapse. If you suspect that someone is overdosing on buspirone, call 911 immediately.
Buspirone overdose can result in death or other severe health problems. Staying safe requires being aware of this medication’s potential side effects and interactions with other drugs. If you’re currently suffering from an anxiety disorder, visit us at Mango Clinic. We offer a free initial assessment, during which we can discuss available treatment options with you. For more information about our services, contact us today or click the banner below to book your appointment.