Norbal dosing information
Usual Adult Dose for Anxiety:
Initial dose: 7.5 mg orally two times a day or 5 mg 3 times a day. Maintenance dose: The daily dose may be increased in 5 mg increments every 2 to 3 days up to 20 to 60 mg/day in divided doses. Maximum dose: 60 mg per day
Taking certain drugs used to treat HIV with Norbal can increase the levels of Norbal in your body. This raises your risk of side effects. Your doctor may change your dosage of Norbal if you’ll be taking it with one of these drugs.
Examples of these HIV drugs include:
Coadministration of Norbal with either triazolam or flurazepam did not appear to prolong or intensify the sedative effects of either benzodiazepine.
What is Norbal?
Norbal is an anti-anxiety medicine that affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety.
Norbal is used to treat symptoms of anxiety, such as fear, tension, irritability, dizziness, pounding heartbeat, and other physical symptoms.
Norbal is not an anti-psychotic medication and should not be used in place of medication prescribed by your doctor for psychotic disorders.
Norbal side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Norbal: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
shortness of breath; or
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.
Common Norbal side effects may include:
sleep problems (insomnia);
nausea, upset stomach; or
feeling nervous or excited.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Norbal Hydrochloride Tablets, USP For 15 mg and 30 mg tablets
Response to Norbal varies among individuals. Your physician may find it necessary to adjust your dosage to obtain the proper response.
Each tablet is scored and can be broken accurately.
To break a tablet accurately and easily, hold the tablet between your thumbs and index fingers close to the appropriate tablet score (groove). Then, with the tablet score facing you, apply pressure and snap the tablet segments apart (segments breaking incorrectly should not be used).
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800- FDA-1088.
Rated Norbal (BuSpar) for Anxiety Report
This drug makes me feel very dizzy to the point of being afraid to drive, I keep a constant headache and almost feel drunk. I have tried it for two weeks, not taking it regularly because of the way it makes me feel, and it has done absolutely nothing to help me. It takes 3 to 4 weeks of constantly in your system before you ever feel any type of relief. No thank you. The side effects & the long time it takes to feel any relief are not worth the wait for me. I did not make it past two weeks I Could not take the side effects anymore. A lot of the bad side effects I read on here are exactly what I have experienced. Klonopin works best for me and it can be taken at onset of symptoms For immediate relief. It does not have to be taken every single day and several times a day. It is as needed and works great in my opinion. Good luck all! we are in this journey together
When taken with Norbal, certain drugs used to treat seizures can lower the amount of Norbal in your body. This can make Norbal less effective, and it may not work as well to treat your anxiety. Your doctor may change your dosage of Norbal if you’ll be taking it with one of these drugs.
Examples of these seizure drugs include: