Intermezzo (zolpidem tartrate) sublingual tablet CIV is now available in 1.75 mg and 3.5 mg dosage strengths by prescription in retail pharmacies nationwide.

Intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for middle-of-the-night dosing, and should only be taken once per night, as needed, when a patient wakes up and has difficulty returning to sleep. Intermezzo is not indicated for use when a patient has fewer than 4 hours of bedtime remaining before the planned time of waking.

"Patients with middle-of-the-night insomnia now have a treatment option approved for dosing in the middle of the night," said Joseph Lieberman, MD, MPH. "The availability of Intermezzo is an important treatment option for patients who suffer with this form of insomnia and want a treatment that they can use as needed to fall back to sleep."