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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Buspar and Effexor
my doctor has me on 75 mg of Effexor and 10mg of Buspar, twice daily. Is this combination of medicine okay?
I was diagnosed with panic disorder and GAD.
This is not an uncommon combination for these disorders. In fact buspar augmentation of antidepressants in depression has been studied in STAR-D*, the largest NIMH study on the topic. Doses of both agents can continue to be adjusted based on response.
Nicholas A Votolato, RPh BCPP
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University