Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl)
What is Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) used for?
Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) is used to treat pain occurring as a result of anal fissures (tears in the lining of the anus). The active ingredient in this ointment is in a class of drugs known as nitrates . It helps to lower pressure inside the anus and relieve pain by relaxing certain muscles around the blood vessels.
How should I use Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl)?
Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) is applied directly into the anus, using the finger. You may wear a medical glove or wrap the finger with plastic wrap. To apply the ointment, squeeze out the correct amount onto the finger, and insert the finger into the anus, up as far as the first joint on the finger. You may then spread the ointment around the inside of the anus. This ointment is usually applied every 12 hours, often for up to 3 weeks, or as instructed by your physician. Dispose of the glove or covering and wash your hands after each use.
What are the side effects of Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl)?
You may notice some side effects when usingNitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl), such as headaches after each dose. Some physicians recommend treating headaches with pain relievers. Discuss this with your physician before using this ointment. It may also cause dizziness or feeling of lightheadedness.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.