Are you looking for relief from the pain of a small tear or cut in the lining of your anus when you attempt to have a bowel movement? An anal fissure can be caused by passing hard stools or if you are constipated. For most people this small cut will heal quickly and be all but forgotten, while others are not so fortunate and the pain continues. Your doctor can prescribe Rectiv Ointment to provide pain relief while you heal. You can also do your part in making sure that your diet contains more fiber-rich foods, including fruit, beans, vegetables, nuts, and bran cereals so your bowel movements are regular and normal.
Once you apply Rectiv Ointment as directed, the active ingredient, a nitrate called Nitroglycerin, is absorbed and causes blood vessels in the area to widen and relaxes the muscle around your anus. These actions increase the blood flow to aid with healing while calming muscle spasms. Some individuals develop a headache which is believed to be due to the increased blood flow. You can take Acetaminophen to decrease your headache which may become less severe once your body is used to Rectiv Ointment.
The first step to avoid anal fissures is eating the right food and drinking enough water to stay hydrated and keep your stools smooth and moist. Chewing your food properly is also important so it can be broken down properly in the body to provide benefit from the nutrients before the rest is expelled as waste. Constipation can be caused by medications, sitting for long periods of time, stress, trying to hold off having a bowel movement because it’s not a convenient time, or a medical condition. A nice warm bath is great for relaxing, but it will also work to ease the tension of your sphincter muscle.
Ask your doctor if it is safe to apply Rectiv Ointment if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. To determine if Rectiv Ointment is right for you, tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC or Rx medications you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements.
You should not take any drugs for erectile dysfunction while using Rectiv ointment as you could experience a sudden and possibly serious drop in your blood pressure. The safety of Rectiv Ointment has not been confirmed in children or teens aged 18 years and younger. Wear a latex glove or finger cot to apply Rectiv Ointment and wash thoroughly before and after application to reduce the risk of bacteria.