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Archived: Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN), 0.4% w/w (4mg/g), rectal ointment (Rectogesic®)

Advice

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Glyceryl trinitrate rectal ointment (Rectogesic®) is not recommended within NHS Scotland for the relief of pain associated with chronic anal fissure. It was associated with improvements in pain scores compared with vehicle but the treatment effect was small. The economic case was not demonstrated.

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Drug Details

Drug Name: Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN), 0.4% w/w (4mg/g), rectal ointment (Rectogesic®)
SMC Drug ID: 200/05
Manufacturer: ProStrakan
Indication: Relief of pain associated with chronic anal fissure
BNF Category:
Sub Category: 1.7 Local preparations for anal and rectal disorders
Submission Type: Full submission
Status: Not Recommended
Date Advice Published: 10 October 2005

Current Advice

Resubmission 11 February 2008

Archived Advice

Resubmission 12 March 2007
Resubmission 10 April 2006

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