Dantrolene Oral Capsule 100Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
show timeout overlay link

Your Session Is About to Expire

This online session is about to expire due to inactivity. Click Continue to return to page.

  • myWeekly Ad

Dantrolene: Oral capsule (100mg)

Also see:
  • Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Find other class related drugs
  • Find additional patient usage statistics

Visit Drug Summary Page
Drug Image file DrugItem_6616.JPG
Dantrolene 100mg Cap
Global Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: G443 G443 

What is this Medicine?

DANTROLENE (DAN troe leen) helps to relieve spasms and stiffness of muscles in conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, stroke, or injury to the spine. This medicine can also help prevent and treat a condition called malignant hyperthermia, which may occur after surgery or anesthesia.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Dantrolene: Oral capsule(100mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information
Select a Medication

Dantrolene Sodium 100mg Capsule

NDC: 001154433
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Malignant Hyperthermia, Spasticity

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Myalgia, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

Storage Information
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Avoid excessive humidity
Dantrolene Sodium 100mg Capsule
Drug Image file DrugItem_6616.JPG
Global Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: G443 G443 
Shape: capsule
Color: red-orange,yellow

Reported Side Effects for Dantrolene Sodium 100mg Capsule

Vomiting Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hoarseness Incidence:
<13.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heart Block Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
<17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
<13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
<13.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blurred Vision Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Dantrolene Sodium 100mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Dantrolene Sodium 100mg Capsule(Dantrolene Sodium)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Dantrolene Sodium)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


Learning More About
Visit the Drug Summary page where you can:
  • Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Find other class related drugs
  • Find additional patient usage statistics
Learn More
Patient Experiences with Dantrolene

We want to help you stay educated about the medications you are taking. View other
patient's observations and share your own.

Be sure to consult your health care provider before taking any medications. Other
patient's comments should not be considered medical advice or health care provider
recommendations.