Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl)
What is Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) used for?
Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) is a rectal ointment prescribed to treat pain caused by an anal fissure. It is a muscle relaxant that operates by relieving spasms and pain around the anus to prevent further aggravation of your condition and increase comfort as it heals. Your physician may also prescribe the ointment to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl)?
Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) should be applied directly to the anus twice daily, but your particular frequency of administration will be determined by your physician after observing your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Wash your hands before each application to remove dirt or contaminants. Put a small amount of ointment onto the finger and apply it to the anus. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after each use to prevent the medication from contacting areas not being treated or other mucous membranes. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl)?
The use of Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) may cause minor side effects in some patients such as headaches or dizziness. Immediately inform your physician about any other severe or worrying side effects you experience being especially cautious about signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of application, or emergency medical assistance in serious cases.
Do not begin using Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) if you are allergic to nitroglycerin or if you have a brain hemorrhage, tumor, or severe anemia. It is also suggested to inform your physician if you have glaucoma, migraine headaches, hypotension, a history of heart attacks, congestive heart failure, or liver disease. These conditions may require reduced frequency of administration or other changes to your treatment to prevent potential health complications from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitrogylceryl). 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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.