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How is the effectiveness of gtn in case of anal fissure treatment?

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: 76% --

The most recent studies report that it is 76% effective at curing anal fissures.
If this fails, you can try Diltiazem ointment that raises that percentage to about 86% success.

In brief: 76% --

The most recent studies report that it is 76% effective at curing anal fissures.
If this fails, you can try Diltiazem ointment that raises that percentage to about 86% success.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Dr. Johnny Green
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Fair

Nitroglycerin ointment has been around for about 12 years for anal fissure.
It leads to healing in about 2/3 of patients. About 20% of patients stop treatment due to headache. Many colon and rectal surgeons have gone to other medications such as compounded 0.2% Diltiazem which has similar success rate with fewer side effects.

In brief: Fair

Nitroglycerin ointment has been around for about 12 years for anal fissure.
It leads to healing in about 2/3 of patients. About 20% of patients stop treatment due to headache. Many colon and rectal surgeons have gone to other medications such as compounded 0.2% Diltiazem which has similar success rate with fewer side effects.
Dr. Johnny Green
Dr. Johnny Green
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