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Who should not take Buspirone?

Pregnant and nursing women should consult their doctor before taking buspirone, as the effects of buspirone on a fetus or newborn is not known. People with an allergy to BuSpar (buspirone) or other mood-altering medications should not take buspirone. It is also not recommended for people taking certain medications, especially anyone who has taken a MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor within the last 14 days. Patients with liver or kidney conditions should not take this drug. Patients with substance abuse problems and anyone with a history of suicidal thoughts or actions should not take buspirone.

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