Can I eat grapefruit with BuSpar?
busPIRone food Patients receiving busPIRone should preferably avoid the consumption of large amounts of grapefruits and grapefruit juice. If this is not possible, the busPIRone dose should be taken at least 2 hours before or 8 hours after grapefruit or grapefruit juice.
What happens with grapefruit and BuSpar?
Anti-anxiety medications such as sertraline (Zoloft), buspirone (Buspar), and diazepam (Valium) can cause drowsiness or dizziness when taken with grapefruit juice.
What should you not take with BuSpar?
Taking MAO inhibitors with this medication may cause a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction. Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with this medication.
Does BuSpar cause weight gain?
Changes in weight, such as weight gain or weight loss, can occur from taking buspirone oral tablets. However, changes in weight were not common side effects reported in people taking buspirone.
What can you not take with buspirone?
Do not take buspirone if you are also taking a drug with monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor activity (e.g., isocarboxazid [Marplan®], phenelzine [Nardil®], selegiline [Eldepryl®], or tranylcypromine [Parnate®]). If you do, you may develop extremely high blood pressure.
What is the best time of day to take buspirone?
Buspirone is usually given two to three times a day. Your doctor will tell you how often to give it. Twice each day: this should be once in the morning and once in the evening. Ideally, these times are 10–12 hours apart, for example some time between 7 and 8 am, and between 7 and 8 pm.
Can you eat grapefruit on antidepressants?
Most antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs are safe to use with grapefruit.
Why should grapefruit be avoided with some medications?
Many drugs are broken down (metabolized) with the help of a vital enzyme called CYP3A4 in the small intestine. Grapefruit juice can block the action of intestinal CYP3A4, so instead of being metabolized, more of the drug enters the blood and stays in the body longer. The result: too much drug in your body.
Can you lose weight on BuSpar?
Changes in weight, such as weight gain or weight loss, can occur from taking buspirone oral tablets. However, changes in weight were not common side effects reported in people taking buspirone. To find out how often weight gain or weight loss occurred in clinical studies, see the drug’s prescribing information.
Does BuSpar cause hair loss?
Using the online resource, Clinical Psychopharmacology, we reviewed the potential side effects of buspirone, which commonly include dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, and headache—but no mention of hair loss or alopecia.
Does BuSpar cause weight loss?