When and How to Take ItSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Intermezzo include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of a sublingual tablet. It is dissolved under the tongue; do not swallow it whole. It is thought that this helps improve the absorption of the medication, making it work faster.
- Taking Intermezzo with or immediately after food will make the medication work more slowly.
- Do not take Intermezzo unless you can get at least four more hours of sleep before you must wake up.
- Keep the tablet in the pouch until just before use. Take the dose while in bed, and leave the empty pouch on your nightstand or another spot where you will see it later. Sometimes, people who take sleep medications forget they have taken a dose because of the medication's effect on memory.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not increase your dose without your healthcare provider's approval.
Dosing InformationThe dose of Intermezzo your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Your sex (women need a lower dosage, compared to men)
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Intermezzo Dosage for more information.)