anyone tried or taking dantrolene?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by iowamom, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. iowamom

    iowamom New Member

    My neurologist has prescribed dantrolene for me to try as a muscle relaxant. From some of the med info I've found, it sounds like significant diarrhea is one of the side effects, that supposedly wears off as you continue taking it. This has put me off trying it as I drive 40 miles one way to work. Has anyone tried this med or is anyone using it?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Crispangel66

    Crispangel66 New Member

    I have never heard of it I would be worried if I were you

    that is a long way to drive with those type of side effects.

    Good luck to you. crispangel
  3. Ales

    Ales New Member

    As far as I remember dantrolene is the first and probably the only effective treatment of malignant hyperthermia, which occurs, e.g., after stimulants overdose.