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Dantrium Medication Information

Dantrium® (dantrolene sodium) is a drug used to treat certain muscle problems in adults and children. Specifically, this prescription muscle relaxant is approved to treat muscle spasms and stiffness (spasticity) caused by certain neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, or a stroke. It is also approved to treat a potentially life-threatening condition called malignant hyperthermia, which is a severe reaction to general anesthesia.
 
Dantrium comes as a capsule that is taken three or four times a day, or as an injection that is given slowly into a vein. The capsules are approved for use in children five years of age or older. The injection is approved for use in children of all ages.
 
Prior to beginning treatment with Dantrium, review the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. This product may not be suitable for everyone, so let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have certain medical conditions, or have any allergies.
 
(For more information on this medication, click Dantrium. This article tells you what you need to know about potential side effects, dosing tips, available strengths, and more.)
 

Dantrium Medication Information

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