Buspirone and Weight Gain

Buspirone is known to cause weight gain in some patients who are taking it, though the occurrence of weight gain is infrequent. Buspirone is prescribed by health care professionals to treat disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and ADHD. Side effects of buspirone may include nausea, blurred vision, headache, dizziness, depression, impaired coordination, memory loss, and clouded thinking.

Fast Facts:

  • Buspirone is also prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder.
  • Buspirone should be taken exactly as prescribed by a health care professional.
  • It often takes several weeks before a patient notices any changes when taking buspirone.
  • You can take an OrganizedWisdom quiz to find out if your weight gain may be the result of taking buspirone.
  • Buspirone is sold under the brand name Buspar.