Serious and Rare Reactions to BuSpar
Some side effects with BuSpar, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Personality changes or mood changes
- Involuntary body or facial movements
- Suicidal thinking
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling.
Rare side effects occurred in less than 1 percent of people taking the medication. Because these side effects are so uncommon, it can be difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by BuSpar or by other factors unrelated to the medication.
Some of these rare side effects of BuSpar include but are not limited to:
- High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Changes in taste
- Changes in appetite
- Menstrual problems
- Muscle cramps
- Joint pain
- Shortness of breath
- Chest congestion
- Sexual problems (see BuSpar Sexual Side Effects)
- Easy bruising
- Hair loss (see BuSpar and Hair Loss)
- Weight loss or weight gain (see BuSpar and Weight Gain).
You may experience some or none of the BuSpar side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of BuSpar, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.