Prevents seizures and stabilizes mood. Depacon (Valproate, Valproic Acid, Or Divalproex) is good long-term prevention for epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and migraines, but can cause weight gain.
Relaxes your muscles. Dantrium (dantrolene) effectively treats malignant hyperthermia (increased temperature and muscle contractions when receiving anesthesia) and is the only medicine used to treat the condition. Dantrium (dantrolene) is not a first-choice treatment for general muscle spasms because it can damage your liver.
› Can cause liver damage, so it's probably not safe if you already have liver problems.
No kidneys and liver related info.
No sleep related info.
› Taking Dantrium (dantrolene) may make you feel dizzy or sleepy for the first few days, especially if you drink alcohol or take recreational drugs. Avoid driving or other activities requiring concentration until you know how your body responds to the medication. Your body should adjust to the medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these symptoms bother you.
› Dantrium (dantrolene) can make you feel very tired or sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
› May cause hair loss and weight gain.
› Can cause upset stomach, hair loss, weight gain, sleepiness, and tremor.
No weight related info.
Upsides and benefits
› Lowers the frequency of seizures, especially for people with absence, tonic-clonic, and complex partial seizures.
› One of the first-line options to stabilize mood for people with bipolar disorder.
› Helpful in preventing frequent migraine headaches.