Why after taking 800mg a day then two weeks later drop it down to just 200mg. Just a concern?
You are on a loading dose. Reducing to 200 mg. a day after a period of time is normal procedure. The drug must saturate your tissues before dose can be reduced.200 mg. is very effective in the prevention of arrhythmias.
Good luck! It's a nasty drug but a life saver. Make sure you have liver, kidney, lung and thyroid function checked frequently.
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