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What should I know about Dantrium IV before receiving it?

Although a Dantrium IV injection is for immediate treatment of malignant hyperthermia, doctors may recommend an injection directly before or after surgery for people who are especially susceptible. Before you have surgery, tell your doctor if any of your family members have every experienced malignant hyperthermia, as the genetic predisposition runs in families. Your doctor also needs to know if you have any of the following medical conditions: a personal or family history of liver, heart, or rheumatic disease; or a lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma. Inform your doctor if you are older than 35 years of age, because Dantrium will increase your risk of serious or life-threatening liver problems. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, or if you are taking any vitamins, supplements or other medications. Make sure to tell your doctor if you are frequently exposed to sunlight, as Dantrium can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

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