Nitroglycerin anal ointment is used to treat pain caused by chronic anal fissures. It is applied twice a day and can be used for up to three weeks. Headaches and dizziness are among the most common side effects. At this time, the medication comes in one strength and is not available in generic form.
What Is Nitroglycerin Anal Ointment?
Nitroglycerin anal ointment (Rectiv™) is a prescription ointment approved for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain caused by chronic anal fissures. It is the first (and currently only) nitroglycerin ointment approved for this use in the United States.
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