There are non-benzodiazepine drugs used for anxiety, such as buspirone (Buspar
), and some used for insomnia, such as zolpidem (Ambien) and zaleplon (Sonata), that have not been shown to cause compelling adverse effects.
* Buspirone (Buspar
) is the only drug available in the class called azapirones.
Jon Hamilton's story on Morning Edition featured a man who has had numerous medications to treat his major depression, which he rattled off: "Klonopin, Ativan, Valium, Xanax, Re-meron, Gabapentin, Buspar
, and De-pakote." I heard this story in the car and thought to myself that only one of those eight drugs is considered to be an anti-depressant.
Other effective agents for PMDD (but that lack that FDA indication) are citalopram (Celexa), clomipramine (Anafranil, a tricyclic agent), and venlafaxine (Effexor, an SNRI), as well as the anxiolytic agents alprazolam (Xanax) and buspirone (Buspar
Prior to the introduction of Vilazodone, there have been two available agents with 5-HT1A receptor partial agonist activity: buspirone (Buspar
) for anxiety and aripiprazole (Abilify), an antipsychotic that has also been approved as an adjunct with antidepressants for major depressive disorder.
Buspirone Hydrocholoride (Buspar
): Commonly used along with behavior modification programs.
Augmentation was with buspirone (BuSpar
) and bupropion.
(New York) paid $290 million to Schein Pharmaceutical to delay the sale of a generic version of the Bristol-Myers anxiety drug Buspar
* The antidepressants buspirone (BuSpar
), clomipramine (Anafranil) and sertraline (Zoloft)
Willis took medication, including Paxil, Buspar
, Wellbutrin, and Zoloft.
Medications may be used in conjunction with CBT, including antidepressants such as fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil) and venlafaxine (Effexor); and buspirone (BuSpar
Tanton identifies some 374 different mental conditions that were given definition to justify the use of Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Wellbutrin, Zyban, Remeron, Serzone, Effexor, Buspar
, Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Geodon, Depakote, and Adderall.
), a 5-HT partial agonist, was found to decrease aggression and SIB only when administered to individuals without autism.
She indicated that she has a bi-polar diagnosis that is controlled by the medications, Risperdal, Prozac, Buspar
, and Xanax.
The very next time you see your doctor you'll ask for a prescription for Lunesta, Ambien, Cialis, Nexium, Lipitor, Lamisil, Buspar
or whatever the latest magic pill may be.