Friday, October 24, 2014
Introducing Mood 24/7, a new tool that helps you track your mood from day to day using your mobile phone. Try it today!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Dan in N, Community Member, asks

Q: How Long Does Buspar Stay In Your System?

I quit one time and 2-3 days later was light headed and nauseous. It went away when I took another pill.
Answer This
Answers (1)
Merely Me, Health Guide
10/11/11 9:24pm

Hi Dan

 

Was it prescribed to you?  Did you just go cold turkey?  If you suddenly stop most medications...there can be withdrawal symptoms.  You need to ask your doctor how to taper off this drug to reduce the risk of such side effects.

 

How long does it stay in your system?  It all depends...how much you take...how fast you metabolize the medication...your weight...there are many factors to consider.

 

Eileen Bailey has written a post about how long anxiety medications stay in your system that you may wish to read.

 

Please speak with your doctor about the best way to taper this medication.

Reply
Dan in N, Community Member
10/12/11 12:00am

Thanks. I have been tapering myself with the Dr's ok. Last time, after about three days, it was rough. Doesn't make sense to me due to the short half-life, but I'm giving it another go. Thanks for the article info.

 

Reply
Dan in N, Community Member
10/12/11 12:02am

Also, my pharmicist and a former doctor think I'm hyper-sensitive to these meds. The Family Docs usually think it's in my head. But the flu-like symtoms and severe dizziness is new to my life. I never had anythink like this before I started this stuff.

 

Reply
Answer This

Important:
We hope you find this general health information helpful. Please note however, that this Q&A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. No information in the Answers above is intended to diagnose or treat any condition. The views expressed in the Answers above belong to the individuals who posted them and do not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media. Remedy Health Media does not review or edit content posted by our community members, but reserves the right to remove any material it deems inappropriate.

By Dan in N, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/12/11, First Published: 10/11/11