Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium)
What is Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) used for?
Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) is used as a treatment for spasms, cramping and muscle tightness occurring as a result of various nerve disorders, including cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, strokes and other conditions. It works by helping to relax the muscles, thereby relieving pain and other symptoms caused by nerve disorders. This drug may also be used to treat malignant hyperthermia or neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
How should I use Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium)?
Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) capsules should be taken orally. The exact dosage required varies for each patient. You may be told to take it once per day at first, and then to take it 2 to 4 times per day. However, always follow the directions of your physician and only take this medication as prescribed.
What are the side effects of Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium)?
Some side effects of Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) include:
You should consult your physician if you experience any side effects while taking this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.