Lorazepam is a generic drug that’s prescribed for conditions including anxiety in adults and some children. It’s available as the brand-name drugs Loreev XR and Ativan. The cost of lorazepam, with and without insurance, can depend on several factors.

Specifically, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lorazepam oral tablets and oral concentrate solution to treat the following conditions in adults and children ages 12 years and older:

The FDA has also approved lorazepam injection for the following conditions in adults:

  • status epilepticus (a seizure lasting longer than 5 minutes or several seizures happening in a row)
  • anxiety management
  • increasing sedation before surgery

As with all medications, the cost of lorazepam can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use. If you’re prescribed or receive lorazepam injection, you may also pay a separate injection fee to receive doses from a healthcare professional.

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Lorazepam is a generic drug, which means it’s an exact copy of the active ingredient in a brand-name medication. A generic drug is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

Lorazepam is available as the brand-name drugs Ativan and Loreev XR. If your doctor has prescribed lorazepam and you’re interested in taking one of these drugs instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one or the other.

To find out how the cost of this brand-name drug compares with the cost of lorazepam, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

If you need financial support to pay for lorazepam, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:

These sites can provide details about drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and lorazepam.

What is the cost of lorazepam without insurance?

The price you’ll pay for lorazepam if you don’t have insurance can vary based on several factors. But typically, the cost is higher for those without insurance.

There are other factors that could affect what you pay for this drug. These include:

  • the quantity you’re prescribed (such as a 90-day or 30-day supply)
  • whether you apply and qualify for any available savings programs
  • your dosage
  • the pharmacy you use
  • the form of the drug you’re prescribed (such as the oral tablet or liquid concentrate solution)

To learn the exact cost you’d pay for this medication without insurance, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You may also want to contact several pharmacies to compare their prices for lorazepam.

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Is lorazepam covered by Medicare?

It may be. You can call your Medicare plan provider to learn whether your particular plan covers the cost of this drug. There are many types of Medicare plans, so your coverage and what you pay for prescriptions will be based on your particular plan’s benefits.

You may also need to obtain prior authorization before your plan will cover the cost of this medication.

Your doctor may be able to provide information about your cost for lorazepam if you have Medicare.

Below is information you may want to consider if you have insurance and receive lorazepam.

Prior authorization: If you have insurance, your insurance company may require prior authorization before it covers lorazepam. This means the company and your doctor will discuss lorazepam in regard to your treatment. The insurance company will then determine whether the medication is covered. If a drug requires prior authorization but you start treatment without the prior approval, you could pay the full cost of the medication. You can ask your insurance company whether lorazepam requires prior authorization.

Type of insurance coverage: Lorazepam for injection is given by your doctor or another healthcare professional. If you have insurance, the price of your lorazepam injection doses may be billed through your medical coverage instead of the prescription drug portion of your insurance plan. This depends on your specific insurance plan and where you receive your lorazepam injection doses, such as at a hospital. If you have questions about this process, contact your doctor or your insurance provider.

Now that you’ve learned about cost and lorazepam, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to lorazepam. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for lorazepam.

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Disclaimer: Medical News Today has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.