Generic Name : Dantrolene Pronunciation : dan' troe leen Therapeutic Classification : Skeletal Muscle Relaxants ICD Code : Y55.1♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA
International- Dantrium. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a muscle relaxant, prescribed for certain types of spasticity or muscle spasms. It works by relaxing the muscles. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult- Po- The recommended dose range is 25-100mg, orally in divided doses. How it should be taken :
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, lungs or liver problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderlyduring pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption. Side Effects :
♦ Gastrointestinal - Constipation, GI bleeding, loss of appetite, difficulty in swallowing, gastric irritation, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting.
Liver - Liver inflammation.
Central Nervous System - Speech disturbances, seizures, headache, lightheadedness, visual disturbances, double vision, alteration of taste and sleeplessness.
Heart - Fast heart rate, erratic blood pressure and vein inflammation, heart failure .
Psychiatric - Mental depression, mental confusion and nervousness.
Genitourinary - Increased urinary frequency, blood in urine, difficult erection, urinary incontinence, difficult urination and/or urinary retention.
Skin - Abnormal hair growth, acne-like rash, itching, hives, eruption and increased sweating.
Musculoskeletal - Muscle pain and backache.
Respiratory - Feeling of suffocation and respiratory depression.
Eye and ENT - Excessive tearing.
Hypersensitivity - Lung infection.
♦ Blood- Anemia, leukopenia, lymphocytic lymphoma, thrombocytopenia.
Miscellaneous - Chills and fever.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature.
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