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My son has had hoarseness for 5 weeks now. He takes Buspar.

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My son has had hoarseness for 5 weeks now. He takes Buspar. Is this a side effect and will it go away?
Submitted: 7 years ago via HealthBoards.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Anna replied 7 years ago.

Less than 1% of patients on buspar complain of dry or sore throats, so it's pretty rare, but he may be the 1 in 100 patients who gets that side effect. I would talk to the doctor about it as chronic hoarseness can come from quite a few other maladies, and 5 weeks is too long. If it is from the Buspar, it should stop when it leaves his system.

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