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Taking Sectral for Arrythmias and Helpful Tips


The recommended starting dose of Sectral for controlling an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) is 200 mg twice daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase the dose up to a maximum of 600 mg twice daily.
A lower dosage is usually recommended for elderly individuals; in such patients, the maximum recommended dosage is usually 800 mg total per day. Elderly individuals do not metabolize Sectral or clear it from the body as quickly as younger people.

General Information on Sectral Dosing

Some considerations for people taking Sectral include the following:
  • Sectral comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth twice a day.
  • You can take this drug either with a meal or on an empty stomach.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Sectral will not work if you stop taking it.
  • In general, this medication should not be stopped suddenly, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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