How Much Does Ativan (Lorazepam) Cost On The Street?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D on June 21, 2021

Ativan is a potent benzodiazepine that is useful for treating anxiety. It is also highly addictive and is costly when purchased illegally for habitual or recreational use.

How Much Does Ativan Cost On The Street? - Street Price Of Ativan

In general, the cost of Ativan (lorazepam) on the street can cost somewhere between $1 and $4 per pill, although this price can fluctuate.

Lorazepam is a relatively inexpensive prescription benzodiazepine that is commonly sold on the street at a steep profit margin for dealers.

As with other prescription drugs, the street price for Ativan will vary depending on regional demand, supply, and quality of anti-drug efforts.

How Much Does Ativan Cost Per Pill?

Prescription Ativan comes in three main dosages: .5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg.

When Ativan is sold on the street, the general value is around:

  • .5 mg to 1 mg: $1-$2
  • 2 mg: $4

Cost Of Ativan On The Street VS Prescription Ativan Cost

Prescription drugs are almost always more expensive on the street than when they are obtained for legal medical purposes. This is the case for Ativan.

Ativan Pharmacy Prices

In the pharmacy, 120 1-mg tablets cost between $13 and $80 – depending on insurance and pharmacy discounts. This price is around $.108 per pill (and per mg).

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The pharmacy cost for 120 2-mg tablets is as low as $12 and averages $97.

The lowest price per pill for a larger dosage of Ativan actually costs less per pill than the 1 mg variety at exactly $.10 per pill ($.05 per mg)

How Pharmacy Prices Compare To Ativan Street Costs

Compared to the street value of Ativan at around $1-$2 per 1 mg pill, the markup is around 1000%.

The cheaper 2 mg Ativan pills, selling at $4 per pill, creates a profit of around 3900%.

Getting Help For Ativan Abuse

Abusing benzos like Ativan can cause serious damage to your health and relationships. If you or a loved one struggles with prescription benzodiazepine abuse, we’re here to help.

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