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Nitroglycerin (Into the rectum)

Nitroglycerin (nye-troe-GLIS-er-in)

Treats pain caused by anal fissures (tear in the skin around the opening for bowel movements). This medicine is a nitrate.

Brand Name(s):


There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to nitroglycerin or similar medicines, such as isosorbide (Isordil®, Monoket®, or Sorbitrate®). You should not use this medicine if you have severe anemia or increased pressure in the head from an injury or bleeding. Do not use this medicine if you are also using medicine for erectile dysfunction such as sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil, Cialis®, Levitra®, or Viagra®.

How to Use This Medicine:


If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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