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Dantrium Dantrolene Sodium and/or alternatives
Dantrium 25mgManufacturer: SpePharm UK Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Dantrium 50mgManufacturer: Pfizer Source Country : Australia
Shipped from : Australia
Dantrium 100mgManufacturer: SpePharm UK Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
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Description of Dantrium
Dantrium is a muscle relaxant. It is used to treat muscle stiffness and spasms caused by conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis. Its generic name is Dantrolene.
Dantrium is used to prevent muscle cramping caused by nerve disorders and special cases of Malignant Hyperthermia (high fever) that may occur during surgery with certain kinds of anesthesia. It contains the active ingredient Dantrolene Sodium which interferes with the nerve signals that the muscles receive, making them less sensitive to the nerve signals. As a result, the muscles relax and cramps reduce. It is available in the form of capsules for oral administration in the following strengths: Dantrium 20mg, Dantrium 25mg, Dantrium 50mg, and Dantrium 100mg
The nonmedical ingredients in Dantrium are: edible black ink, iron oxide red, gelatin, magnesium stearate, lactose, starch, talc, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide.
Indications & Dosage of Dantrium
For best results, it is important to titrate and individualize the dose. Each dose should be maintained for seven days to observe its effect and then be increased. The following schedule is recommended :
- 25 mg once daily for 7 days
- 25 mg twice a day for 7 days
- 50 mg twice a day for 7 days
- 100 mg twice a day
Dosage of higher than 100mg should not be taken
Side Effects & Interactions of Dantrium
Before you buy Dantrium, check with your doctor if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or have liver disease, breathing disorder, heart disease etc. Females are more likely to develop liver problems during treatment.
The less serious side effects are :
- Mild diarrhea or constipation
- Drowsiness, weakness, dizziness
- Problems with speech, balance, or walk
- Mild nausea, vomiting, stomach pain>/li>
- Headache, vision problems
- Urinating more than usual
The major side effects are :
- Severe diarrhea or constipation
- Trouble swallowing
- Weak or shallow breathing
- Pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding
- Black, bloody, or tarry stools>/li>
- Coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Seizure (blackouts or convulsions)
Medicines for cold, allergy, narcotic pain, seizures, depression or sedatives and sleeping pills can exacerbate drowsiness caused by Dantrolene. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you use, especially :
- Birth control pills
Warnings & Precautions of Dantrium
Do not use Dantrium when you need your muscles to be healthy enough to assure balance and movement during certain activities. It may impair your thinking or reactions as well, so you must be cautious about performing activities that require a high level of alertness and concentration. Avoid alcohol as it increases some of Dantrium’s side effects. Dantrium may increase your sensitivity to sunlight, so avoid going out in the sun or using tanning beds. Consult your doctor before you buy Dantrium.
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