Dantrium, a muscle relaxant, is used in treating muscle spasticity (spasms and stiffness). Muscle spasticity results from conditions such as cerebral palsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, or spinal cord injury. Dantrium works by preventing stiffness in muscles that normally result from a rapid rise in temperature (malignant hyperthermia) that can take place during surgery after use of some types of anesthesia. Relaxing muscles and preventing spasms helps in reducing pain and discomfort.
Drug Name: Dantrium
Generic name: Dantrolene sodium