Helps you relax. Ativan (lorazepam) is an effective medicine for occasional or short-term anxiety. It's less likely to have drug interactions, but more likely to cause withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs. Improves mood and helps you sleep. Oleptro (Trazodone) works well as a sleep aid, but has more side effects when used at higher doses for treating depression. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 5.14 Ativan
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Side effects Ativan Oleptro
More Ativan side effects » More Oleptro side effects » How it works Ativan Oleptro Ativan (lorazepam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects areas of the brain that help calm you down. This reduces anxiety and can cause sleepiness. Oleptro (Trazodone) is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Type of medication Ativan Oleptro Prescription only Prescription only Available as Ativan Oleptro Used for Ativan Oleptro Risk factors for serious side effects Ativan Oleptro › Taking with opioids › Taking more than the prescribed dose › Taking Ativan (lorazepam) for longer than 4 weeks › History of drug abuse › Long-term use Detailed Ativan (lorazepam) risks & warnings » › Age 24 years or younger › History of seizures › Alcoholism › Eating disorder › Higher dose Detailed Oleptro (trazodone) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Interactions Ativan Oleptro › Less likely to have drug interactions compared to other drugs like it, so it might be a better option if you're taking multiple medications. No interactions related info.
Alcohol Ativan Oleptro › Not safe to use with alcohol. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. No alcohol related info.
Sleep Ativan Oleptro › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. No sleep related info. Upsides and benefits Ativan Oleptro › Effective at relieving short-term anxiety. › Can be used together with antidepressants to manage anxiety disorders. Especially helpful for anxiety symptoms while you wait for an antidepressant to kick in. › Less likely to have drug interactions compared to other drugs like it, so it might be a better option if you're taking multiple medications. › Commonly used in lower doses to help treat sleep problems (insomnia). › Safer sleep medication than others (benzodiazepines or Unisom) for people age 65 and older. › Fewer sexual side effects than many other antidepressants. › Has been used for sleep and depression for a long time. There's a lot of information available about how it works and how safe it is. › Comes as a generic medication and is cheaper than many other sleep aides. › Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them. Downsides and risks Ativan Oleptro › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. › Compared to other similar medicines, Ativan (lorazepam) is more likely to cause withdrawal if you take it for a long time and then suddenly stop. › Most people find that Ativan (lorazepam) gets less effective over time. › Not as effective as other medications for depression. › More sedating than other antidepressants. › Causes more side effects when used at higher doses for depression. Includes sleepiness, dizziness, upset stomach, and irregular heartbeat. › Like most antidepressants, can cause higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger. › The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Ativan Oleptro › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. › Take only as much as your doctor prescribes. Taking more than directed or taking this for a long time can cause you to become dependent on it. › Not safe to use with alcohol. › Use caution or avoid use in older adults. › Makes you sleepy. Take at bedtime. › Can cause temporary dry mouth and upset stomach. › Seek medical attention for unwanted, persistent erection. › Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts. Learn more More about Ativan Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Oleptro Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert