Generic Name:

Dantrolene (oral)

Dantrolene is a muscle relaxer that is used to treat muscle spasticity (stiffness and spasms) caused by conditions such as a spinal cord injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, or multiple sclerosis.

Dantrolene is also used to treat or prevent muscle stiffness and spasms caused by malignant hyperthermia (a rapid rise in body temperature and severe muscle contractions) that can occur during surgery with certain types of anesthesia.

Spinal cord injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, or multiple sclerosis.

our doctor will perform blood tests to make sure you do not have conditions that would prevent you from safely using dantrolene.

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose.

Dantrolene can cause life-threatening liver damage, especially if you take high doses or take the medicine long-term. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

If you take dantrolene within 3 or 4 hours before surgery, use only enough water needed to swallow the capsule. Tell your doctor if you have trouble swallowing dantrolene.

You may need frequent blood tests to check your liver function.

Call your doctor if your muscle symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using dantrolene.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

Precaution & Warnings:
You should not take dantrolene if you have active liver disease. Do not take dantrolene at a time when you need muscle tone for safe balance and movement during certain activities.

Dantrolene can cause life-threatening liver damage, especially if you take high doses. Do not take dantrolene in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

Call your doctor right away if you have signs of liver problems such as nausea, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Prescription Information:
Proper doctor prescription is needed.
*Note: The prescription should not be older than 6 month.

Using dantrolene with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous side effects or death. Ask your doctor before using opioid medication, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or seizures.

Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially:

heart or blood pressure medication;

hormone replacement therapy; or

hormonal birth control (pills, injections, implants, skin patches, or vaginal rings).

This list is not complete. Other drugs may affect dantrolene, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.


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