Nitroglycerin Ointment For Fissures Treatment in India

Nitroglycerin ointment treats moderate to severe pain caused in the lining of the anus, mostly anal fissures. The ointment works by relaxing the muscles around the blood vessels which reduces pressure inside the anus and relieves pain and is considered a common fissure treatment in India. 


Nitroglycerin ointment is used to: 

  • Prevent chest pain in those who have coronary artery disease which means narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. Used only to prevent attacks of angina; not to treat an attack of angina once it has started.
  • Nitroglycerin ointment is used to treat pain due to anal fissures (tear in the lining of the anal region). Nitroglycerin treats pain due to anal fissure by relaxing the blood vessels and further reducing the pressure in the anal tissues.


Glyceryl Trinitrate 0.2% w/w in the ointment

Price of Nitroglycerin Ointment in India

Price of Nitroglycerin Ointment of one Tube of 30gram packing is INR 38.00 


Continue to use Nitroglycerin ointment even if you start feeling well. Do not stop using it without talking to your doctor.

Dosage depends upon the condition of an individual. So, apply as and when prescribed by the doctor. 

If you miss a dose then apply it when you remember. If it is already time to put on the ointment then skip the missed dose and continue to apply it according to the normal prescription.  

Note: Keep it out of reach of children. Close the ointment tube tightly after each use. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw the tube after 8 weeks after opening. 

How to apply Nitroglycerin ointment?

If you are using Nitroglycerin ointment to treat anal fissure pain, follow the directions given by the doctor or do as directed on the package. To apply the ointment, firstly clean your hands properly and wear a surgical glove. Starting at the fingertip, squeeze the ointment onto your finger, quantity as mentioned by the doctor. Slowly insert the finger with the ointment into the anal canal till first joint. Coat the ointment around the inside of the anal canal. If it hurts, then apply the ointment externally. Dispose of the gloves and wash your hands after applying the ointment.

The result is usually seen in 3-4 weeks but it depends on how severe is anal fissure and the way your body adapts this ointment.

(Also Read: Stages of Fissure Healing)

Side-effects of Nitroglycerin ointment

  • Headache 
  • Lightheadedness 
  • Fainting 
  • Increased chest pain
  • Low blood pressure

Interaction with other medicines

Some of the medicines that may interact with Nitroglycerin ointment may be: 

  • drugs to treat erectile dysfunction(ED) 
  • pulmonary hypertension

Thus, talk to the doctor if you take any of these medicines. 

Warnings and Precaution

  • Be careful and talk to the doctor if you are a heart patient or have low blood pressure, increased eye pressure, anemia, stroke or any head injury. 
  • Tell your doctor if you take or apply any other ointment or medicine. If you take any supplements, vitamins or any herbal products. 
  • It is not recommended for women during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor before using it.
  • It may lead to dehydration, consult with your doctor if it happens.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption. 
  • If the condition remains constant or worsens, consult with your doctor or go for a second opinion. 

Nitroglycerin ointment Uses, Price and Composition Table

UsesTreats anal fissure, prevents chest pain for people with coronary artery disease. 
PriceOne Tube of 30 gram packing is INR 38.00
CompositionGlyceryl Trinitrate 0.2% w/w in ointment
Side-effectsHeadache, lightheadedness, dizziness, redness or irritation of the skin that was covered by the ointment, flushing, fainting

Take Away

If you think Nitroglycerin ointment for fissure treatment is not helping you, even after regular application, you must consult a doctor. You can visit our website for online consultation and talk to the medical expert or visit us at our clinic for fissure treatment in India. Pristyn Care provides best treatment for anorectal problems.  

Also Read: Lifestyle Tips to Cure Anorectal Problems

Also Read: What to Eat to Heal Fissure

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