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    Old 04-26-2009, 10:54 PM   #1
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    Buspar vs Xanax

    Does xanax or buspar work better on an as needed basis? I have been taking xanax for awhile, but my sister told me about buspar. I take xanax on an as needed basis for when things get real out of hand and I need to mellow out (3 young kids under 5 and a husband who is military and gone a lot).

    With the xanax I feel the calming effect about 1/2 hour after taking it and it does the trick. Does buspar work in the same way?

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    Old 04-27-2009, 07:51 AM   #2
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    Cool Re: Buspar vs Xanax

    Greetings. That is a very straightforward question to answer.
    Buspar is not an "as needed " medication at all. It has to be taken consistently for weeks to get its full effect . I take Buspar and am rather happy with it. Is it as effective as Xanax ? Probably not. The main benefit of Buspar over Xanax is that Buspar has no addiction potential like Xanax. Stopping Buspar will also not lead to any withdrawl effects either .
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