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When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Dantrium include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a capsule and an injection. The capsule is usually taken by mouth three or four times a day. The injection is given through a needle into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection).
  • Dantrium can generally be taken with or without food; however, try taking it with food if it seems to bother your stomach. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you take your dose without food if you are using it prior to surgery.
  • Try to take your doses at the same times each day to keep an even level of the medication in your bloodstream.
  • For Dantrium to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of Dantrium your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Whether you are taking the medicine by mouth or receiving it as an injection
  • The reason it is being used
  • Your age
  • Your weight
  • How you respond to the medication.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Dantrium Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Dantrium

Just like any medicine, Dantrium can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the more common side effects seen with Dantrium include but are not limited to:
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • General feelings of discomfort.
(Click Dantrium Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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