Having used Ambien in the past, I asked my doctor about Intermezzo. He had never heard of it. I asked him to give me a prescription for it since my problem is awaking in the middle of the night and just laying there for several hours. I'm a 200 pound male and he gave me 30 of the 1.75 mg pills which is the dose for a female user.
I took the script to Walgreens and was shocked when they gave it to me and the bill was $100. Turns out my insurance BC/BS only covered half of the cost. I pay less than $10 for 30 5mg pills of generic Ambien. The 1.75 dose is not sufficient to knock me out, so I take it with 1/2 an Ambien.
Needless to say, I will not be asking my doctor for Intermezzo again.
You know they are the same drug right? I am guessing you did not read the instructions correctly...one is sub, while Ambien is controlled release. If you swallow it then it will not work as directed. If Ambien works on you then intermezzo should have worked since it is EXACTLY the same except for the delivery method PO vs SL.
If used as directed then it is effective in majority of users. If you used it as intended, which I doubt you did, and still did not work. Well the problem must be in your body's metabolism of the medication.