Who should not take Dantrium?

Anyone with an allergy to any ingredient in Dantrium (dantrolene) should not take it. People with active liver disease (such as hepatitis or cirrhosis) should not take Dantrium as this medication can cause serious liver problems. People who are over 35 years of age should ask their doctor about the safety of taking Dantrium based on personal risk of liver complications. Those people who use the muscle stiffness from their spasticity to maintain an upright position or to acquire balance while walking, should not take Dantrium capsules. Women who are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant while taking Dantrium should consult their doctor immediately. Because Dantrium is passed through breast milk, women should not breastfeed while taking it. Children should not take Dantrium. Alcoholic beverages and exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided. Because Dantrium capsules may cause drowsiness, driving should be avoided until the effect on the body is known.

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