Rectiv (REK-tiv) will be the first nitroglycerin ointment approved for pain caused by anal fissures

Rectiv (REK-tiv) will be the first nitroglycerin ointment approved for pain caused by anal fissures.

Anal fissures are small tears in the anal canal caused by hard stools or other trauma...that leads to pain and sores.

Many patients get pain relief by using stool softeners and sitz baths...or taking fiber supplements to prevent constipation. But if these options aren't enough, patients will resort to Rx treatments.

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