NITROGLYCERIN: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Nitro-Dur (nitroglycerin) for High Blood Pressure: “I had to stop taking nitro-dur 5 coz my neck got so sore & stiff . I tried it for three days each day the same pain .every after noon I had to remove the patch which when done the pain was gone after 30-40 minutes after”

Honda 1300 August 11, 2017

Rectiv (nitroglycerin) for Anal Fissure and Fistula: “I struggled with intense pain and bleeding due to a fissure for several months. Assuming it was hemmorhoids, I tried multiple over the counter medicines, but nothing worked. My OB/Gyn was the one who realized it was a fissure and prescribed Rectiv. The headaches were rough at first, and I almost quit using the ointment because of them. I’m so glad I didn’t, though. Within one week, the headaches were gone, and my fissure symptoms were calming down. By week two, I was totally back to normal–no pain, no bleeding. I continued using it for another week, just to be sure I was completely healed. I’ve been off it for two weeks now, and I’m still symptom-free. I can’t sing the praises of this medicine enough!!”

Ameyls May 31, 2017

Rectiv (nitroglycerin) for Anal Fissure and Fistula: “I’ve been on Rectiv for 2 weeks alongside an initial 10-day course of Cipro for a fistula. The Rectiv does cause an immediate headache within minutes of use, but after a few days it goes away, or you get used to it. I did notice relief of pain and swelling for a while until a sudden return of the pain, fistula and swelling! For no apparent reason and after no sudden changes in diet! Seeing my doctor tomorrow to try and determine another angle.”

RMS_10011 March 10, 2017

For Anal Fissure and Fistula: “Had bleeding fissure for several years. nitrogylerine mixture healed it within two days. As the doctor suggested, I continued to use for a month. I do not know if it will be a permanent fix.I did get headaches from it. Wasn’t too bad though and given it worked…BTW, my doctor had a compounding pharmacy create the mixture. It cost $22 for year’s supply. I noticed a prescription equivalent like Rectiv costs around $500. Thanks doctor!”

masterofnone3 December 8, 2016

For Anal Fissure and Fistula: “My doctor had a compounding pharmacy make the equivalent for me. Only cost $22. I hear some of the people paying $500 for the prescription type?Anyway, before taking the medicine, I bled everyday. No pain but lots of blood for several years. After about 3 days the bleeding has stopped. As my doctor suggested, I continue to take the medicine for at least one month.Bottom line is that it let the fissure heal. Whether it will begin bleeding again after the medicine is stopped is another question. I hope not.”

masterofnone3 December 5, 2016

For Angina: “I have had heart disease for many years and always have a bottle (tiny!) of sub-lingual nitros in my pocket. When I feel chest pain, one under the tongue and the pain goes away, in my case, every time. The nitro works very quickly to dilate your blood vessels allowing more blood and oxygen to get to your heart muscle. Ask your doctor how to proceed should one pill not relieve the pain.Sub-linguals have a limited life once the bottle is opened the first time, about 3-6 months. If you find yourself using all the pills within that time (25 tiny tablets, typically), then they are best. If you only need it occasionally, get the pump spray as it has a much longer life. It is, however, more expensive.”

Principe February 24, 2016

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