TV1003 555 bar shaped pill

Not Medical Advice: The pill with the imprint "TV 1003 5 5 5" is Buspirone hydrochloride 15 mg. It's a long, white, rectangular pill, that is divided into three clearly marked segments.

It's commonly referred to as simply "Buspirone" and used primarily to treat anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and sexual dysfunction.

Buspirone is considered to be an anxiolytic psychoactive drug of the azapirone chemical class. It's manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb and sold under the trade name Buspar.

Buspirone is not addictive and people taking it do not develop a tolerance to it. It may take a few weeks to become effective in treating anxiety, but works as well as benzodiazepines.

Updated on Monday, July 16 2012 at 07:35PM EDT