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.