Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Rectiv

Descriptions


Nitroglycerin rectal ointment is used to relieve moderate to severe pain caused by chronic anal fissures. An anal fissure is a tear in the skin around the opening for bowel movements, also known as the anus or rectal area. Nitroglycerin belongs to the group of medicines called nitrates. It works to relax the muscles around the anus so there is less pressure in the area.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Ointment