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Does Dantrium (dantrolene) interact with other medication or food?

As a muscle relaxant, Dantrium (dantrolene) can interact with a variety of other medications. It is crucial to tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medications before you start your treatment: allergy medications; anxiety medications; cold or cough medications; diazepam (e.g. Valium); estrogen medications such as oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy; medicine for high blood pressure or heart conditions including amlodipine, diltiazem, felodipine, nicardipine, nifedipine, nimodipine, nisoldipine or verapamil; sedatives; seizure medication; sleeping pills; tranquilizers; or certain vitamins. Dantrium may interact with medications not on this list. Before you begin treatment, tell your doctor about any herbal or dietary supplements, vitamins, or minerals you take. Also, tell your doctor if you smoke, drink alcohol, or take illegal drugs, as they may also affect the safety and quality of your treatment. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Dantrium as alcohol increase the severity of the side effects. If you need to start taking another medication while you are taking Dantrium consult with your doctor first.

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