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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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    Is sweating& abdominal cramps withdrawal symptoms of buspirone?

Hi, I have been on Buspirone 20 mg for a year or two and now the psychiatrist wants to stop the drug. He told me to cut the dose to 10 mg for a week and then discontinue. I started yesterday and am now having horrible sweats and abdominal cramps. Please advise. Thank you
Thu, 8 Jan 2015
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BUSPIRONE is an anxiolytic drug used for treatment of anxiety disorders.
These are withdrawal symptoms of BUSPIRONE.
Since you have used it for a year,you have to withdraw the drug gradually.
Best method is to reduce the dose by 10% every 3-4 weeks.
Although it would take time,but you would be able o come out f it easily.
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