Rectogesic Rectal Ointment
What is it?
Rectogesic rectal ointment contains the active ingredient glyceryl trinitrate, which is a type of medicine called a nitrate and can be used as a pain relief associated with anal fissures.
What is it used for?
It is used to relieve pain associated with anal fissures. An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the back passage (anus). It is often caused by passing hard stools when you are constipated. The tear is painful and often bleeds when you pass a stool.
The tear may also be caused in part by spasm (tightening) of the muscle around the anus (the internal sphincter). Spasm of this muscle also causes pain, because if the muscle around the anus is tight, the blood supply to the anus is reduced. This can also slow down the healing process.
How to use?
The ointment is applied inside the anus. It works by releasing a chemical called nitric oxide, which is a chemical also made naturally by the body. Nitric oxide relaxes (dilates) blood vessels. It also relaxes the internal sphincter muscle in the anus. This improves the blood supply to the anus, which relieves the pain and helps the fissure to heal.
You should keep using the ointment for as long as your doctor has prescribed it; this will usually be until the pain has got better (up to a maximum of eight weeks).
Where can I buy Rectogesic online?
You can buy Rectogesic with or without a prescription at Medical Specialists, after completing a simple online consultation. Just complete an online consultation by clicking the orange button above. We are the UK’s leading online supplier of prescription medication in the UK.
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