Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl)
What is Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) used for?
Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) is a rectal ointment prescribed to treat patients with anal fissures. The medication operates by dilating the blood vessels to reduce tension affecting the sphincter to increase the speediness of recovery as well as prevent pain. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl)?
Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) is normally applied to the anal fissure three or four times each day, but your particular instructions will depend on your current health and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the medicine thoroughly wash and dry your hands, put a small amount of ointment onto your finger, and gently massage it into the affected area. Wash your hands using soap and water following each administration to prevent the ointment from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl)?
Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious or intense side effects being especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced frequency of administration or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) should not be used by patients who are using erectile dysfunction medications, allergic to nitroglyceryl, if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments, or if you have severe anaemia, a brain injury, or haemorrhage. Also inform your doctor if you have glaucoma, migraines, hypotension, a history of heart attacks, congestive heart failure, or liver disease. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Nitrogesic Ointment (Nitroglyceryl) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.