Nitroglycerin ointment is used to treat moderate to severe pain caused by long-term tears in the lining of the anus (anal fissures). This medication works by relaxing the muscles around the blood vessels which reduces pressure inside the anus and relieves pain. Nitroglycerin belongs to a class of drugs known as nitrates.
How to use
Cover your finger with plastic wrap, a disposable medical glove, or a finger cot. Using the measuring guide that comes with your product, squeeze out the prescribed amount of ointment onto your finger. Gently insert your finger inside the anus, up to the first finger joint. Spread the ointment around the inside of the anus. If you cannot do this because it is too painful, you may apply the ointment to the outside of the anus.
Throw away the finger covering and wash your hands after each dose. Apply this medication usually every 12 hours, for up to 3 weeks, or as directed by your doctor. Do not apply this medication in the eyes, mouth, or vagina.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.
Tell your doctor if your pain does not improve.
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