Compare Ativan vs. Rozerem

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Ativan
(Lorazepam)

Rozerem
(Ramelteon)

Helps you relax. Ativan (Lorazepam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety and sleep. Less likely to have drug interactions, but more likely to cause withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs.Coming soon.
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5.1035598705501615Ativan
Reviews for Ativan (Lorazepam)
70%
of people (All ages) say Ativan (Lorazepam) is worth it
50%
say it works well
15%
say it's a big hassle
618 reviews
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Side effects
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The Ativan FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
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Ativan (Lorazepam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and can cause sleepiness.Coming soon.
Type of medication
AtivanRozerem
Anti-anxiety
Benzodiazepine
Prescription only
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Available as
AtivanRozerem
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Insomnia
Risk factors for serious side effects
AtivanRozerem
  • Taking more than the prescribed dose
  • Taking longer than 4 weeks
  • History of drug abuse
  • Long-term use
    • Alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
      Detailed Ativan (Lorazepam) risks & warnings »
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      Pregnancy

      Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      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
      AtivanRozerem
      • Less likely to have drug interactions compared to other benzodiazepines, so it might be a better option if you're taking multiple medications.
      No interactions related info.
      Alcohol
      AtivanRozerem
      • 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.
      • Not safe to use with alcohol.
      No alcohol related info.
      Sleep
      AtivanRozerem
      • Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.
      • Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness.
      No sleep related info.
      Upsides and benefits
      AtivanRozerem
      • Effective at relieving short-term anxiety and sleeplessness.
      • Can be used together with antidepressants to manage anxiety disorders. Especially helpful for anxiety symptoms while you wait for an antidepressant to kick in (it can take several weeks).
      • Less likely to have drug interactions compared to other benzodiazepines, so it might be a better option if you're taking multiple medications.
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      Downsides and risks
      AtivanRozerem
      • 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 benzodiazepines, more likely to cause withdrawal if you take it for a long time and then stop suddenly.
      • Most people find that it gets less effective over time.
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      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      AtivanRozerem
      • Good for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms.
      • Starts working in 45 minutes when swallowed.
      • Starts working in 10 to 20 minutes when dissolved under your tongue.
      • Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness.
      • Addictive. Long-term use can cause dependence or abuse.
      • Not safe to use with alcohol.
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