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Archived: glyceryl trinitrate 0.4% rectal ointment (Rectogesic®)


Following a second resubmission

glyceryl trinitrate 0.4% 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 was not demonstrated.

Drug Details

Drug Name: glyceryl trinitrate 0.4% rectal ointment (Rectogesic®)
SMC Drug ID: 200/05
Manufacturer: ProStrakan
Indication: Chronic anal fissures
BNF Category:
Sub Category: 1.7 Local preparations for anal and rectal disorders
Submission Type: Resubmission
Status: Not Recommended
Date Advice Published: 12 March 2007

Current Advice

Resubmission 11 February 2008

Archived Advice

Resubmission 10 April 2006
Full submission 10 October 2005