Not Medical Advice: A white pill with TV 1003 5 5 5 imprint has been identified as Buspirone hydrochloride 15 mg.
Buspirone belongs to the drug class miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics. It is an anti-anxiety medicine that affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.
Buspirone is used to treat sex dysfunction, ssri induced, panic disorder and symptoms of anxiety, such as fear, tension, irritability, dizziness, pounding heartbeat, and other physical symptoms. Learn more at Drugs.com.
In health news, a large study has linked several common anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills to an increased risk of death, although it’s not certain the drugs were the cause. For more than seven years, researchers followed 34,727 people who filled prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications, comparing them with 69,418 controls who did not.
After adjusting for a wide variety of factors, the researchers found that people who took the drugs had more than double the risk of death. The study appears online in the British Medical Journal. Read more at The New York Times.