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Rectiv

RECTIV
(nitroglycerin) Ointment 0.4%, for intra-anal use

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Nitroglycerin is 1,2,3,-propanetriol trinitrate, an organic nitrate whose structural formula is as follows:

RECTIV
  (nitroglycerin) Structural Formula Illustration

and whose molecular weight is 227.09. RECTIV (nitroglycerin) Ointment 0.4% contains 0.4% nitroglycerin w/w (4 mg nitroglycerin/1 g ointment), propylene glycol, lanolin, sorbitan sesquioleate, paraffin wax, and white petrolatum. RECTIV (nitroglycerin) Ointment 0.4% is available in tubes with a one-inch dosing line on the carton allowing the measurement of approximately 375 mg of nitroglycerin ointment 0.4% (1.5 mg nitroglycerin) for application.

What are the possible side effects of nitroglycerin rectal (Rectiv)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Nitroglycerin rectal can cause severe headaches, which may occur each time you use the medication. Your doctor may recommend treating fever and pain with an aspirin free pain reliever such as acetaminophen (Tylenol). Follow the label directions or your doctor's instructions about how much of this medicine to use.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness; or
  • mild...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/2/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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