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Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Karen, Community Member, asks

Q: are xanax and buspar in the same family

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Casey McNulty, Health Guide
6/10/08 9:40pm


Thank you for your question.

Xanax (alprazolam) is a short-acting benzodiazepine, commonly used to treat anxiety. Buspar (buspirone) belongs to a different class of medications (azaspirodecanediones), but it is also used to treat anxiety. In addition, Buspar can be used to treat depression. You can find more information about Xanax here and Buspar here.

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Betty, Community Member
5/20/11 12:25am
I's buspar a nerve pill Reply
Desarae, Community Member
8/ 5/09 6:26pm

No. Trust me they are not!!!!

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By Karen, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/12/14, First Published: 05/28/08