Nitroglycerin ointment for chronic anal fissures

    Some physicians are prescribing low-dose nitroglycerin ointment for chronic anal fissures.

    These fissures are pretty common. They can be painful and difficult to heal...partly due to spasms of the anal sphincter.

    Nitroglycerin relaxes the sphincter. This relieves pain and allows the fissure to heal.

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