The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care. What next? Compare all 2 medications used in the treatment of Anal Fissure and Fistula.
Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex. 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. All rights reserved.