Which medications in the drug class Vasodilators are used in the treatment of Anal Fistulas and Fissures?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Vasodilators that cause smooth muscle relaxation are used for relief of anal spasm.

Nitroglycerin rectal (Rectiv)

Organic nitrate is indicated for moderate to severe pain associated with chronic anal fissures. It elicits internal anal sphincter relaxation and reduces sphincter tone and resting intra-anal pressure.

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