More Info on BuSpar Indications
BuSpar is not related to any other anxiety medications. Unlike most anxiety medications, it is not useful for preventing seizures, relaxing muscles, or treating insomnia. It is also less likely than most other medications to cause drowsiness.
It is not known exactly how BuSpar works to treat anxiety, although it is known that the drug affects several chemicals in the brain. In particular, BuSpar likely affects serotonin and dopamine in the brain.
BuSpar has been shown to be safe and effective for treating generalized anxiety disorder in children ages 6 to 17 years old. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend BuSpar for treating something other than anxiety. Currently, using the drug to help with aggressive behavior and hyperactivity in children with autism is considered an off-label BuSpar use.