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Brand name: Dantrium

Dantrium is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) dantrolene. On this page you will find out more about Dantrium, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: dantrolene

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Dantrium 20 mg powder for injection, 6 vials

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is 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).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Light yellow lyophilised powder.
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
6 vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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