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Ryanodex - A New Dantrolene Formulation for Malignant Hyperthermia
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The FDA has approved a new IV formulation of dantrolene (Ryanodex – Eagle) for prevention and treatment of malignant hyperthermia in adults and children. The new formulation requires fewer vials, less fluid volume, and less time for preparation and administration than other available IV dantrolene products (Dantrium, Revonto).

THE DISORDER — Malignant hyperthermia is a rare hypercatabolic reaction characterized by uncontrolled release of calcium ions in skeletal muscle cells that most often occurs in genetically predisposed patients who are exposed to certain inhaled anesthetics or the muscle relaxant succinylcholine. Dantrolene, which decreases calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum, has been a drug of choice for treatment of malignant hyperthermia for many years.1

THE NEW FORMULATION — Ryanodex is available ... more      

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