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How do I use dantrolene (Dantrium)?

The muscle relaxer dantrolene (Dantrium) should be used exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Dantrolene comes as a capsule and injection.  The capsule is usually taken by mouth once daily, then can be increased up to two to four times daily only if your doctor prescribes this. The injection has to be mixed with sterile water prior to administration and should be used within six hours before it is administered.

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