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No generic medication is available for Dantrium (Dantrolene Sodium)
What Dantrium is and what it is used for
Dantrium Capsules contain the active substance dantrolene sodium – this is a muscle relaxant which is used to treat severe, long term muscle stiffness (spasticity) in adults.
How to take Dantrium
Always take Dantrium Capsules exactly as your doctor or pharmacist or nurse has told you. You
should check with your doctor or pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure. Your doctor will want to
make sure that the capsules do not affect your liver. This will mean having blood tests before you start
and while you are taking them.
Adults and Elderly:
Dantrium Capsules are to be taken by mouth. Swallow the capsule with a glass of water. The dose will
vary from person to person.
•The starting dose is usually one 25 mg capsule a day.
•If there is no improvement, your doctor may increase your dose every week until the right dose for you is reached.
•The normal maximum dose is one 100 mg capsule four times a day. It is important to take the lowest dose which works for you.
•If there is no improvement after about 6-8 weeks, your medication will be stopped by your doctor. Use in children Children should NOT be given Dantrium Capsules. 3 If you take more Dantrium Capsules than you should Do not exceed the recommended dose. If you take too much medicine, tell your doctor immediately or go to your nearest Accident & Emergency Department (take the pack with you if possible). If you forget to take Dantrium Capsules If you miss a dose, do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten capsule; continue taking your medicine as normal at the correct time. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist or nurse.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
You may suffer an allergic reaction, symptoms of which include rash, itching, difficulty in
breathing or swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue. If this happens to you, stop taking the
capsules immediately and seek urgent medical attention.
Immediately inform your health care provider if you have discoloured stool, generalised itch,
yellowing of skin and eyes, loss of appetite, feeling sick, abnormal blood tests, as this may be signs of
a serious liver disorder.
The following side effects have also been reported:
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people -drowsiness -dizziness -weakness -feeling tired -general feeling of uneasiness
•speech or visual disturbance
•if severe diarrhoea occurs, your doctor may stop the capsules for a short while. If you start taking them again and the diarrhoea returns, the use of Dantrium Capsules is usually stopped permanently.
•loss of appetite (anorexia)
•difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
•inflammation of the membrane around the heart, sometimes accompanied by fluid in the lungs.
•difficulty in breathing, bluish colouration in the skin, finger tips, or lips
•rapid shallow breathing -chest pain
•feeling sick (nausea, vomiting)
•abdominal pain -dry mouth -abdominal fullness, heartburn
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people
•worsening of heart problems
•difficulty in swallowing 4
•constipation (which may on rare occasions lead to a blockage in bowel movement).
•increased urinary frequency
•tiny crystals or traces of blood in the urine, difficulty in controlling the bladder (incontinence), being unable to pass urine easily. Unknown: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data
•yellowing of the skin (jaundice)
•hepatitis (symptoms include: abdominal pain, joint pain, weakness and fatigue)
•blood in the stool or black stool
•fast heartbeat If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor.
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
How to Store Dantrium
Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Store Dantrium Capsules below 30°C. Do not take Dantrium Capsules after the expiry date which is stated on the label after “Exp”. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
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