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

Advice

Following a resubmission

Glyceryl trinitrate rectal ointment (Rectogesic) is not recommended for use within NHS Scotland for the relief of pain associated with chronic anal fissure.

It was associated with very small improvements in pain scores compared with vehicle. The economic case for this product was not demonstrated.

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: Resubmission
Status: Not Recommended
Date Advice Published: 10 April 2006

Current Advice

Resubmission 11 February 2008

Archived Advice

Resubmission 12 March 2007
Full submission 10 October 2005

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