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How does dantrolene (Dantrium) work?

Dantrolene (Dantrium) works differently than other muscle relaxers. It works by directly affecting the ability of your muscles to contract. Dantrolene is believed to decrease muscle contraction by directly interfering with calcium release from the skeletal muscle cells, therefore producing relaxation. 

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