Dr. Richard Hoffmann, Ask the Pharmac...

Dr. Richard Hoffmann, Ask the Pharmacist, 03/13/12

There are 7 comments on the Citrus County Chronicle story from Mar 13, 2012, titled Dr. Richard Hoffmann, Ask the Pharmacist, 03/13/12. In it, Citrus County Chronicle reports that:

A: The FDA recently approved Intermezzo to treat insomnia characterized by middle-of-the-night waking followed by difficulty returning to sleep.

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Gig Harbor, WA

#1 Mar 13, 2012
This article does little more than regurgitate the pharmaceutical hype on Intermezzo and ambien.

Someone else said this about Intermezzo, and I agree with them:

This is what will happen because of this medication:

People will take it when they wake up at 3am and can't get back to sleep. It will work really well. So the next night, they wake up again at 3am, can't sleep, so they take it again. Night 3: repeat. Night 4. Night 5. Night 6. Night 7. This is a wonderful drug!

The second week, they go to bed as usual and find they can't get to sleep at all. Now what? Hey, this intermezzo stuff works great at 3am, let's try it now. They take it. They sleep. They wake at 3am as usual, and take it again.

The next night, can't get to sleep. Let's take some more intermezzo. Repeat.

After only a week or two, they will find themselves hopelessly addicted to this drug because they will not be able to sleep without it. If they don't take it, they don't sleep at all.

Even worse - how many people are going to take this at 4am? 5am? 6am? How many people are going to ignore the warning to not take it if there are not at least 4 hours left to the night? How many people are going to take it when they have to get up in two hours, and then fall asleep driving down the road and kill themselves and/or others?

The pharmaceuticals have successfully found yet another way to get people addicted to ambien so that they can make even more money off of our suffering.

Remember who told you first - nothing good will come of this drug, it will only cause more suffering.
Sheik Yerbouti

Chalfont, PA

#2 Mar 13, 2012
I suffer from a severe sleep disorder and take ambien occasionally. I make sure never to take it two nights in a row. It has horrible and potentially lethal withdrawal symptoms including seizures. Anyone that abuses this drug is a moron! I would rather suffer for a few sleepless nights than become addicted to this drug!

Gig Harbor, WA

#3 Mar 13, 2012
The withdrawals are far worse than most people realize. As with benzos, it can take over a year to recover from taking ambien. And severe insomnia is one of the top withdrawal symptoms, and can last many months.

Gig Harbor, WA

#5 Mar 14, 2012
If you buy ambien online the police will be very soon knocking on your door. Good way to end up in jail.

Worse, the scammers will then call you on the phone and tell you that they know you bought prescription drugs illegally, and that they have a warrant for your arrest and if you don't give them money you are going to jail.

If you don't pay them, they could turn your name and address over to the police, and then there really will be a warrant for your arrest.

People, please don't buy pills illegally online. Most of the time you will just loose our money. If they do send you pills, you can't trust them. They could be counterfeit, expired, or something entirely different. They could even be harmful. You have no way of knowing who has handled them or what was done to them. The person selling them to you might have licked them for all you know.

Don't do it - good way to loose your money or end up in jail.


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