Buspirone is a type of azapirone anxiolytic, which is indicated to treat generalised anxiety disorder but is not commonly used in Hong Kong.
Buspirone is taken orally as tablets. The usual initial dose is 10-15 mg in divided doses, and can be increased every 2 to 3 days in increments of 5 mg/day to a maximum of 60 mg/day. The usual dose is 20-30 mg/day in divided doses.
Common dosing schedule:
Buspirone can be taken with or without food, but should always take it consistently.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Buspirone may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Buspirone is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Buspirone in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.