How do you make nifedipine ointment?

December 8, 2019 Off By idswater

How do you make nifedipine ointment?

Topical nifedipine ointment regimen was prepared by a pharmacist diluting 100 mg of nifedipine in 20 g of yellow soft paraffin to produce a preparation of 0.5%. Patients were instructed to apply the ointment circumferentially 1 cm inside the anus, near the internal anal sphincter, every 8 h for 8 wk.

Is diltiazem ointment OTC?

There no commercially manufactured formulation of topical 2% diltiazem has been approved yet by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of anal fissure, prescriptions for the medication need to be compounded with a prescription from a doctor.

What is diltiazem 2%?

Diltiazem hydrochloride 2% cream is used to promote the healing of the tear that has occurred in the skin of the anus, and reduce the symptoms of pain caused by the tear. The tear in the skin lining the anus is called an ‘anal fissure’.

How do you use nifedipine ointment for fissures?

Apply a small, pea-sized amount with your finger. Ointment should be applied just outside the anal canal (preferably not directly to the fissure which could cause discomfort). The medication should be applied two to three times a day.

How long can you use diltiazem cream?

It is important that you use this cream every day and complete the full course to offer the best chance of successful healing. Treatment generally continues for a maximum of eight weeks. Treatment may continue for longer than this if directed by your doctor. Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

How long can you use diltiazem ointment?

Patients should continue using diltiazem-ointment for the entire prescribed treatment period, which can be up to 3 months or more as directed.

Which is the best ointment for fissure?

What is the best medication for an anal fissure?

Best medications for anal fissure
Aspercreme Lidocaine (lidocaine cream) Anesthetic Topical
Rectiv (nitroglycerin cream) Vasodilator Topical
Nifedipine cream Antihypertensive Topical
Botox (botulinum toxin A) Neurotoxin Injection

Is Vaseline good for fissures?

Soaking in a warm bath (also called a sitz bath), 10 to 20 minutes several times a day, to help relax the anal muscles; Cleansing the anorectal area more gently; Avoiding straining or prolonged sitting on the toilet; Using petroleum jelly to help lubricate the anorectal area.