BuSpar (Buspirone) prescription available online  

If you are currently dealing with anxiety, BuSpar can help. Get a new prescription or refill of BuSpar today from a board-certified doctor online.

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Insurance accepted, but not required

*Prescriptions provided at the doctor’s discretion

Most major insurance plans accepted

Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Paying without insurance? New patient visits are $129, and follow-ups are only $99 for members.

Don’t see your provider listed? Email [email protected]  or call  (888) 564-4454  to talk to a PlushCare specialist.

3 simple steps to request your BuSpar prescription today 

Step 1

Book a BuSpar prescription request appointment.

You can book a same-day appointment from anywhere.

Step 2

Talk to your medical provider regarding your BuSpar prescription.

You can visit a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

Step 3

Pick up your BuSpar prescription.

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

BuSpar prescription pricing details

How pricing works

To get a new or refill on your BuSpar prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

Paying with insurance



First month free

First visit


For all visits

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance



First month free

First visit


Repeats only $99

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $99 for active members.

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If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund.

BuSpar prescription FAQs

  • How much does BuSpar cost?

    The typical cost of 15 mg tablets of BuSpar is around $12 for a supply of 30 tablets. This price will vary depending on insurance and the pharmacy you choose.

  • What does BuSpar help with?

    Buspar treats anxiety disorders and can be added to other medications.

  • What time of day should you take BuSpar?

    If Buspar is prescribed twice daily, it should be taken in the morning and night, ideally 10-12 hours apart.

  • How long does it take to get used to taking BuSpar?

    Based on clinical trials, Buspar can take 3 to 4 weeks to build up in your system. Of course, signs of improvement, like less worry, can start within a day or so.

  • How can I refill my BuSpar prescription?

    An online doctor or pharmacist can refill Buspar at any local pharmacy.

  • Who should not take BuSpar?

    Anyone who has had a known allergic reaction to BuSpar should not take it. Also, please only use Buspar if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others. This can cause dangerous drug interactions.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of BuSpar?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you can. However, if it is close to your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your regular schedule.

  • What happens if I take too much BuSpar?

    Symptoms of an overdose are dizziness or lightheadedness, severe drowsiness or loss of consciousness, stomach upset, nausea or vomiting, and small pupils.

About BuSpar 

BuSpar is an Anxiolytic, or anti-anxiety medication, which decreases serotonin in the brain. Like any anti-anxiety medication, this medication can only be used for anxiety treatment. It is ineffective against everyday stress and anxiety because it will not work quickly enough to curb anxiety symptoms.

Some conditions that BuSpar is known to treat include generalized anxiety disorder. BuSpar is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation and under brand names, including buspirone hydrochloride.

BuSpar may be prescribed as a tablet in 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, or 30 mg doses. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed BuSpar, complete the entire course of the anti-anxiety medication unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop.

If you don’t complete your prescription, the anti-anxiety medication may not fully treat your generalized anxiety disorder.

BuSpar uses

There are 2 FDA-approved uses for BuSpar, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your healthcare provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here.

  • Treat generalized anxiety disorder

    Anxiety disorders that last longer than six months.

  • Augmentation of unipolar depression

    Currently approved for off-label use.

BuSpar side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking BuSpar are typically mild. Most BuSpar side effects are associated with dizziness and lightheadedness. BuSpar has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Drowsiness

    • Headache

    • Nausea

    • Nervousness

    • Restlessness

    • Blurred vision

    • Tiredness

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Allergic reactions: rash, itching

    • Severe dizziness

    • Trouble breathing

    • Chest pain

    • Irregular heartbeat

    • Easy bleeding or bruising

    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects or develop other new or concerning symptoms.

How to take BuSpar

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your BuSpar prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

BuSpar can come in different forms and doses, so follow the specific instructions on your prescription. It is typically prescribed 1 or 2 times per day. Some particular instructions may include taking 15mg daily and increasing by 5mg daily as needed.

What to avoid while taking BuSpar

BuSpar has 467 drug interactions. Don’t change what you take without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Avoiding large amounts of grapefruit juice when taking BuSpar is essential as this can increase the level of BuSpar in the body and any adverse effects.

Ask your doctor for medical advice before taking sleeping pills or muscle relaxants.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it is acceptable to consume alcohol while taking BuSpar.

Some research shows that regular alcohol consumption may increase side effects, including dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Alcohol may also reduce the medication’s ability to do its job, making it harder to manage anxiety disorders.

Ask your doctor before taking BuSpar if you have a history of drug abuse.

Do not take buspirone if you take a drug with monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor activity.

Do not suddenly stop taking BuSpar, as this can cause withdrawal symptoms.

Medication alternatives to BuSpar

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment, they may suggest another nonbenzodiazepine or an antidepressant in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue: