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.
A stool softener, available mostly in US. Where to buy?
A stool softener.
A stool softener, an equivalent of Miralax in UK.
- 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.
A laxative. Where to buy?
A natural laxative and fiber supplement.
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.
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?