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. 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. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. 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+ 4.9 Oleptro
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More about Ativan side effects » How it works Oleptro Ativan Oleptro (Trazodone) is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood. 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. Type of medication Oleptro Ativan Antidepressant
› Serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor
Prescription only Anti-anxiety
Prescription only Available as Oleptro Ativan Used for (click to learn more) Oleptro Ativan Risk factors for serious side effects Oleptro Ativan › Age 24 years or younger › History of seizures › Alcoholism › Eating disorder › Higher dose Detailed risks & warnings » › Taking more than the prescribed dose › Taking longer than 4 weeks › History of drug abuse › Long-term use › Alcohol Detailed 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.
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.
Interactions Oleptro Ativan No interactions related info. › Less likely to have drug interactions compared to other benzodiazepines, so it might be a better option if you're taking multiple medications.
Alcohol Oleptro Ativan No alcohol related info. › 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.
Sleep Oleptro Ativan No sleep related info. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. Upsides and benefits Oleptro Ativan › 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. › 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. Downsides and risks Oleptro Ativan › 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. › 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. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Oleptro Ativan › 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. › 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. Learn more More about Oleptro Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Ativan Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert