Active ingredients: dantrolene
What it is used for
DANTRIUM for injection is indicated, along with appropriate supportive measures, for the management of the fulminant hypermetabolism of skeletal muscle characteristic of malignant hyperthermia crisis. It should be administered by intravenous injection as soon as the malignant hyperthermia reaction is recognised (i.e. tachycardia, tachypnea, central venous desaturation, hypercarbia, metabolic acidosis, skeletal muscle rigidity, increased utilisation of anaesthesia circuit carbon dioxide absorber, cyanosis and mottling of the skin, and, in many cases, fever).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
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- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Light yellow lyophilised powder.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient dantrolene
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
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Reporting side effects
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