Busron is prescribed for the treatment of symptoms of anxiety and nervousness including fear, tension,
dizziness, irritability, pounding heartbeat and for their short-term relief. It is also helpful in diminishing
anger and hostility of the patients with history of aggression.
Dosage and administration
It can be taken with or without food but preferably on consistent basis.
The initial adult dose is 10-15 mg daily that can be increased by 5 mg every two to four days until effective
dose is found.
Dosage may need to be reduced in patients with kidney or liver problems.
Don’t give this medicine to anyone under 18 years old without medical advice.
Busron is anti-anxiety medicine, not an anti-psychotic medication that’s why it should not be used in
place of medicine prescribed for mental illness.
Avoid taking Busron if you have taken an MAO inhibitor two weeks ago. MAO inhibitors may include
linezolid, methylene, selegiline, rasagiline, methylene blue injection and tranylcypromine.
Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or liver disease.
Busron is expected to harm unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become
pregnant during treatment.
It is known to be secreted in human breast milk therefore it should not be used by mothers who are
Patients with kidney problems should take Busron with caution in consultation with physician. It is not
suitable for patients with severe kidney damage.
The most common side effects may include dizziness, headache, drowsiness, hostility, confusion, fatigue,
nervousness, insomnia, lack of coordination, nightmares, tremor, depression and excitement. Nausea,
rash, irregular menstrual periods, non-specific chest pain, blurred vision, dry mouth, abdominal pain,
diarrhea, rapid heartbeat, palpitations and loss of appetite have also been associated with Busron. Seek
your doctor help in case of any of these side effects.