Submitted by Len O on Tue, 2011-06-21 16:42

Looking for advice: Is the 400 mg dosage (3 X per day) as effective as the 500 mg dosage?  I had the 400 mg strength custom blended because 500 mg is the default in Canada and I wanted to be as cautious as possible embarking on this more challenging part of the protocol. So far, have been just fine after two pulses.  I saw that the protocol stated 400 mg or 500 mg depending on what's available locally.  Is there any reason that once should choose the 500 mg dosage instead or are both equally effective in the long term? Many thanks, Len


For my first pulse I took the full 1500 mg per day for five days. Only once.  After that I took 375 mg three times a day, always five days, every three weeks, for either 54 or 57 pulses.   That was six and a half years ago before my crash and next beginning.  Now I take either one or two 500 mg pills every day.  I do believe your weight (I am 105 pounds on a heavy day) and the extent and depth of your infection have a great deal to do with it.  Mine was apparently somewhat extensive - not so now.  So my feeling is that you take as much as you can, up to the 1500 mg daily dose.  I think you will learn how much you tolerate.



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