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Buspirone (Buspar; Discontinued brand in the US) is a medication prescribed for the treatment the short-term symptoms of anxiety. Buspirone (Buspar) is not very effective in individuals with panic disorders, severe anxiety, or OCD. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and patient safety information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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