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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Dantrolene to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)

How Does It Work?

Dantrolene belongs to a group of medicines known as muscle relaxants. However, unlike other muscle relaxants, dantrolene works directly on the muscle. It is thought to work by interfering with calcium release from calcium storage sites in the muscles known as sarcoplasmic reticulum. The sarcoplasmic reticulum release calcium during muscle contractions. By interfering with calcium release, dantrolene causes the muscles to relax.
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