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Generic Name: Dantrolene Injection (DAN-troe-leen)
Brand Name: Dantrium
Dantrium is used for:
Treating episodes of severe high body temperature (malignant hyperthermia). It is also used to prevent or reduce the risk of severe high body temperature in certain patients before or after surgery or anesthesia. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Dantrium is a muscle relaxant. It works by restoring a healthy level of calcium in the muscles, which helps to prevent or reduce severe high body temperature.
Do NOT use Dantrium if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Dantrium :
Some medical conditions may interact with Dantrium . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Dantrium . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Dantrium may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Dantrium :
Use Dantrium as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Dantrium .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Dantrium :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness; severe diarrhea; severe muscle weakness; vomiting.Proper storage of Dantrium :
Dantrium is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Dantrium at home, store Dantrium as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Use within 6 hours. Keep Dantrium out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Dantrium . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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