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A 57-year-old female asked:

fissure, dr prescribed nifedipine ointment . spoke to nurse said use qtip. don't get on skin, headache. concerned what should i expect? will it help?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Anal fissure? : Are you referring to an anal fissure? If so then simply apply the ointment to the anal fissure as directed. There really is not much one could do wrong with the application. The systemic absorption is minimal so there should be almost no risk of side effects other than fixing the fissure.

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