Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium)
What is Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) used for?
Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) is an oral muscle relaxant used to treat patients suffering from muscle spasticity caused by spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, strokes, or multiple sclerosis. The medication interferes with nerve signals sent to the muscles to prevent uncontrolled movements or tremors from occurring. It may also be administered during certain types of surgery to prevent sudden muscle movements. Your doctor may prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium)?
Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) is normally administered one to four times each day at a dosage of one tablet. Your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. A meal or snack may be suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not alter the form of the tablets by crushing, splitting, or chewing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium)?
Some patients using Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include severe diarrhoea, vomiting, severe drowsiness, or muscle weakness. Inform your doctor as soon as any unusual or worrying symptoms occur to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop more health problems from occurring.
Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) should not be prescribed to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, children, who have sudden skeletal muscle spasms, who require spasticity at some points during the day, or who have decreased liver function. Also inform your doctor if you have lung disease or cardiovascular disease as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.