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How long can you safely use nitro cream?

Postby mbs1977 » 28 Jul 2013, 19:17

Was prescribed nitro cream in early June. I used it for three weeks straight twice a day as recommended. Seemed to work well but I can tell my AF has returned or just wasn't completely heeled. Any advice and how long is it safe to use nitro cream. I have started it back up and it is helping again. Did I not use it long enough the first time?
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Re: How long can you safely use nitro cream?

Postby cuzzy » 28 Jul 2013, 21:42

i have asked my gp chemist no one seemms to know this i have used this in total for 6 months swapped to vaselene for a month as i was thinking the same as you
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Re: How long can you safely use nitro cream?

Postby Fernie1 » 28 Jul 2013, 22:17

I too have been using nitro for a while..a total of seven months...I wonder if our bodies ever get used to the nitro to the point where it doesn't work?
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Re: How long can you safely use nitro cream?

Postby richibeno » 29 Jul 2013, 05:03

I think you use it for the full course or 8 weeks ,try to get the correct dose of 2.5 cm in and around the area ,
I think you do get used to it the headachs get better ,
I believe long term it should be ok ,but with me it did cause some irritation maybe a little burning sensation on around the 6-8 week mark
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Re: How long can you safely use nitro cream?

Postby Please go-away! » 29 Jul 2013, 10:42

HI every one, My Gastro, doctor(well the pharmacist had to mix it) gave me a compound of Nitro, 0.2 % with 5% xylocaine.
She also gave me 3 refills, so I guess it's OK for me to use in the long term. I don't get any headaches or dizzy.
At my next appointment I'm going to ask for a stronger doze , if she approves.
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Re: How long can you safely use nitro cream?

Postby JHH » 29 Jul 2013, 11:32

Yes, you need to use the creme for the whole 6-8 weeks, even if you feel better!
I have been using nitro for nearly 1/2 year now without major sideeffects.
- Fissure developed in Jan '13
- Started rectogesic in Feb '13 and diltiazem Apr '13.
- Got botox Jun '13
- Healed by Okt '13, although I still had some irritation for about a year.
- Now Feb '16, all is good. Still take magnesia, and squat precautionary.
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Re: How long can you safely use nitro cream?

Postby cuzzy » 30 Jul 2013, 16:54

thx richinbeno your mess just explained why mine might be irritated at the mo its not done that before iv been using it for 6 months in total but i stopped for a month to see how things where. mbs are you having the fibre with this cream ask your doc for fibre gel to help twice a day thats 7grams there i also have weetabix
crunchy bran thats 8g in a 40gram bowl and kingsmill wholemeal buns are 4.4g
per bun jacket potatoes have more fibre in them than brown rice alot of ppls fissure come back when they stop using the cream because they stop with the high fibre diet
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