Rectogesic (Glyceryl Trinitrate)
What is Rectogesic (Glyceryl Trinitrate) used for?
Rectogesic (Glyceryl Trinitrate) is a topical ointment used to treat pain caused by anal fissures. The medication operates by mildly numbing the pain caused by this condition while preventing spasms of the anus which may slow or prevent its healing. It should be noted that this medication is only meant to treat anal fissures and should not be used on other areas of the skin or internally.
How should I use Rectogesic (Glyceryl Trinitrate)?
Rectogesic (Glyceryl Trinitrate) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The ointment is normally applied once or twice daily depending on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by thoroughly cleaning and drying your hand, putting a small amount of the ointment onto a finger, and gently massaging it into the affected area. Wash your hands with soap and water after each use to prevent the medication 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 Rectogesic (Glyceryl Trinitrate)?
The use of Rectogesic (Glyceryl Trinitrate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious or worrying side effects such as rectal bleeding, severe pain at the area being treated, blurry vision, hypotension, faintness, angina, or signs of an allergic reaction including hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced frequency of administration or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from appearing.
Rectogesic (Glyceryl Trinitrate) should not be used by patients who are under the age of eighteen, allergic to nitrates, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have recurrent headaches, migraines, hypotension, a recent head injury, cerebral haemorrhage, heart disease, mitral valve stenosis, severe anaemia, low volume of blood circulation, closed angle glaucoma, constrictive pericarditis, or postural hypotension. Also disclose if you have angina, heart failure, liver disease, kidney disease, or if you have had a recent heart attack. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Rectogesic (Glyceryl Trinitrate) 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.
Rectogesic (Glyceryl Trinitrate) 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.