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Dantrium

dantrolene
Dantrolene is a muscle relaxer that is used to treat muscle spasticity (stiffness and spasms) caused by conditions such as a spinal cord injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, or multiple sclerosis. Dantrolene is also used to treat or prevent muscle stiffness and spasms caused by malignant hyperthermia (a rapid rise in body temperature and severe muscle contractions) that can occur during surgery with certain types of anesthesia. Dantrolene may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
dantrolene
DRUG TYPE
skeletal muscle relaxants

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not take dantrolene if you have active liver disease. Do not take dantrolene at a time when you need muscle tone for safe balance and movement during certain activities.

Dantrolene can cause life-threatening liver damage, especially if you take high doses. Do not take this medicine in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

Call your doctor right away if you have signs of liver problems such as nausea, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Dantrium capsule 25 mg50 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Dantrolene Sodium capsule 100 mg25 mg50 mg

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