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Generic Dantrium

You can buy generic Dantrium (dantrolene) products. These are available as capsules or an injection and come in a variety of strengths. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tested these generic products and has determined that they are as good as the brand-name medication, although they may contain different inactive ingredients.

Can I Buy Generic Dantrium?

Dantrium® (dantrolene sodium) is a medication prescribed to help control muscle stiffness and spasms associated with a variety of conditions. It is also used to prevent or treat a rare condition known as malignant hyperthermia, which is a potentially life-threatening reaction to certain drugs used during surgery (anesthetics).
Dantrium is made by JHP Pharmaceuticals, LLC. It is no longer protected by patents and is available in generic form.

Available Strengths

Generic Dantrium is available in the following strengths and forms:
  • Dantrolene 25 mg capsules
  • Dantrolene 50 mg capsules
  • Dantrolene 100 mg capsules
  • Dantrolene 20 mg injection.

Who Makes Generic Dantrium?

All strengths of generic Dantrium capsules are made by Global Pharmaceuticals. American Health Packaging also makes generic Dantrium 25 mg capsules. US WorldMeds, LLC, makes a generic Dantrium injection.

Is Generic Dantrolene as Good as Dantrium?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AB" rating (for oral medicines) or "AP" rating (for injectable medicines) means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Dantrium versions currently available have an "AB" or "AP" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to brand-name Dantrium.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
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