Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Dantrolene

Synonym(s): Dantrium

Introduction

Name

  • Dantrolene.

Class of drug

  • Muscle relaxant.

Description

Chemical name

  • 1-[[[5-(4-Nitrophenyl)-2-furanyl]methylene]amino]-2,4-imidazolidinedione; 1-[[5-(p-nitrophenyl)furfurylidene]amino]hydantoin.

Molecular formula

  • C14H10N4O5.

Uses

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Indications

  • Management of muscle spasm, eg urethral spasm and tetanus Tetanus.
  • Prevention (oral preparation), or treatment (intravenous preparation) of malignant hyperthermia Hyperthermia.

Administration

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 905214 44 7.

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