Normal Tertroxin dosages vary from one individual to the next. Anything from 20-100mcg per day can be used, but it should be individually determined by starting on 20mcg and increasing with 10mcg every three or four days. The intent of this slow buildup is to help the body become adjust to the increasing thyroid hormone levels, and avoid sudden changes that may initiate side effects. Cycles of liothyronine sodium usually last no longer than 6 weeks, and administration of the drug should not be halted abruptly. Instead, it is discontinued in the same slow manner in which it was initiated. This usually entails reducing the dosage by 10mcg every three to four days. This tapering is done so that the body has time to readjust its endogenous hormone production at the conclusion of therapy.