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Rectogesic Ointment contains 0.2% glyceryl trinitrate in a base of liquid paraffin, soft yellow paraffin, lanolin and ethanol. It is used for the treatment and relief of symptoms of anal fissures and may assist in relief of pain and discomfort associated with haemorrhoids and haemorrhoidectomy. If you suffer anal fissure (which has been diagnosed by your doctor), RECTOGESIC is used as a treatment to help reduce the fissure and relieve the pain and spasm (muscle contraction) association with this condition. If you suffer haemorrhoids, RECTOGESIC is also used to help relieve pain and discomfort associated with this condition. If you have recently undergone haemorrhoidectomy (a surgical procedure to remove haemorrhoids), your doctor may have prescribed RECTOGESIC to help relieve pain and discomfort.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using RECTOGESIC, you should be aware of some precautions associated with the use of RECTOGESIC.
You Should not use RECTOGESIC if you suffer from:
Also you should not use RECTOGESIC if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are allergic to glyceryl trinitrate or any of the other ingredients in RECTOGESIC.
You should not use RECTOGESIC if you are taking Viagra (Sildenafil).
Advise your doctor if you are already taking any medication for chest pain or the treatment of any heart condition. These and other medication may not be suitable for use with RECTOGESIC or the dose of RECTOGESIC may need to be adjusted. Discuss this with your doctor and he will advise you as to what you should do.
DRIVING OR OPERATING MACHINERY
RECTOGESIC may cause dizziness, light headedness, blurred vision, headaches or tiredness in some patients, especially when you first start to use it. Be careful driving a car or operating machinery until you know how RECTOGESIC affects you.
INTERACTION WITH ALCOHOL
Be careful when drinking alcohol while you are using RECTOGESIC as your blood pressure may drop, making you feel dizzy and faint. Therefore, it is advisable to reduce or stop alcohol consumption during treatment with RECTOGESIC.
HOW DO I USE RECTOGESIC
It is important to follow all directions on the package leaflet
Because RECTOGESIC contains glyceryl trinitrate it must be used strictly as directed.
A 1cm to 1.5cm strip of ointment (see measurement indicated on box) should be inserted into the anal cavity with your finger. The finger may be wrapped in Gladwrap. An applicator is not recommended since it is difficult to judge the amount being squeezed into the anal passage. The ointment must be inserted at lease 1cm into the anus.
Apply the ointment three times daily and do no exceed the dosage. Wash hands after application. If the tube is difficult to squeeze - soften the ointment by warming the tube between your hands or in a glass of lukewarm water.
Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects see your health professional.
This product requires a prescription be received by us before we can ship it to you. After checking out we will provide you with the information you need to send us your prescription.