Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium)
What is Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) used for?
Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) is an oral muscle relaxant prescribed to treat muscle spasms and cramping caused by various nerve disorders such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord injuries. The medication operates by relaxing the muscles to stop these uncontrolled movements from occurring. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium)?
Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) should always be used strictly according to your physician's instructions to get the best results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once daily. Your individual directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. It may be necessary to begin with a lower dosage that is gradually increased until the desired effects occur. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium)?
Side effects associated with the use of Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are sensitive skin, easier bruising, trouble breathing or swallowing, coughing up blood or a substance resembling coffee grounds, urinary retention, discolored stools, jaundice, or seizures. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent more complications from occurring.
Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) should not be used to treat patients who are lactose intolerant, who have sudden skeletal muscle spasms, or decreased liver functions. It is also important to inform your physician if you have a lung disease such as asthma or if you have cardiovascular disease as these conditions may cause problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.