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    Generic for Buspar
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Do you need a prescription for buspirone?

Yes, buspirone is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is buspirone without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase buspirone, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for buspirone in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a buspirone savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your buspirone with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a buspirone coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide buspirone coupons or FREE buspirone samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for buspirone in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much buspirone?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using buspirone. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much buspirone. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic buspirone?

Generic buspirone refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of buspirone

Buspirone is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of anxiety disorders.

Active ingredient of buspirone

The active ingredient of buspirone is buspirone hydrochloride.

US brand name of buspirone and manufacturer

Buspirone is available in the US under the brand name BuSpar. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name. Stored at room temperature .

UK brand name of buspirone and manufacturer

In the UK, buspirone is available under the brand name Buspar. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for buspirone

A prescription (Rx) is required for buspirone in both the US and the UK.

Availability of buspirone in the UK with NHS prescription

Buspirone is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by buspirone

Buspirone is used for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and may also be prescribed off-label for other anxiety-related conditions.

How does buspirone work?

The exact mechanism of action of buspirone is not fully understood. It is believed to affect certain chemicals in the brain that are involved in anxiety. Buspirone has a unique pharmacological profile compared to other anti-anxiety medications and does not belong to the benzodiazepine class. Buspirone is not be to used as a muscle relaxants.

Forms of buspirone available

Buspirone is available in the form of oral buspirone tablets. Not available through supplements.

Dosage of buspirone

The dosage of buspirone may vary depending on the individual’s specific condition, response to treatment, and other factors. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider. Missed doses must notify your healthcare provider before your next dose.

Directions for buspirone use

Buspirone should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The tablets are usually taken orally, with or without food. It is important to take buspirone consistently and at the same time each day for the best results.

Warnings and precautions for buspirone

  • Buspirone may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication. Also, discuss any drug interactions with your healthcare professional
  • Buspirone may take several weeks to reach its full effectiveness. It is important to continue taking it as prescribed, even if symptoms improve

Use of buspirone if pregnant or planning pregnancy

The use of buspirone during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefits outweigh the risks. Further advice on breastfeeding when taking should be available from your healthcare professional.

Possible side effects of buspirone

Common side effects of buspirone may include dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, blurred vision, headache, nausea, nervousness, irregular heartbeat, hives and loss in concentrations. Serious side effects are rare but can occur these include chest pain, raise in blood pressure. Promptly report any concerning symptoms to a healthcare provider for medical advice. If you experience any allergic reaction then please seek medical advice.

Interactions with other drugs

Buspirone may interact with other medications, including MAO inhibitors such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, phenelzine, safinamide, selegiline, and tranylcypromine, SSRIs such as fluoxetine, tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, haloperidol, azole antifungals such as itraconazole, corticosteroids such as dexamethasone, diltiazem, nefazodone, ritonavir, phenytoin, and phenobarbital. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter medication, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions and adverse effects.

Similar drugs to buspirone

Other medications used for the treatment of anxiety disorders include benzodiazepines (such as diazepam and alprazolam) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like sertraline and fluoxetine.(antidepressants.)



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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