Sphincterotomy Medication and Supplements

Many who suffers from anal fissure can agree that medication and supplements have helped them in managing the problem. In fact, medication is one important aspect for pre-sphincterotomy and post-sphincterotomy care.

Below is a list of medication and supplements for sphincterotomy. Some of them are quite common, while others are based on tried-and-tested recommendations by patients.

Note : This is not a prescription. You should consult your doctor for your sphincterotomy medication based on your medical condition and history.

  • Miralax
    A stool softener, available mostly in US. Where to buy?
  • Lactulose
    A stool softener.
  • Movicol
    A stool softener, an equivalent of Miralax in UK.
  • Fybogel
    A laxative.
  • Milk of Magnesia (MoM)
    A laxative. Not really milk, but solution of magnesium hydroxide which gives it a ‘milky’ color and also available in tablet or pill form.
  • Citrucel
    A laxative. Where to buy?
  • Metamucil
    A natural laxative and fiber supplement.
  • Ibuprofen
    A pain-reliever and anti-inflammatory drug.
  • Nitroglycerin Ointment
    An ointment applied to the anus or anal fissure area to reduce pressure and allow healing. Usually dispensed in the form of 0.2% nitroglycerin ointment.
  • Lidocaine
    A local anesthetic drug, usually prescribed in topical form to relieve anal fissure pain or itching. Low concentrations of Lidocaine ointment is also available over-the-counter. Where to buy?

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