Can diltiazem cream be used for hemorrhoids?

Diltiazem ointment (Cardizem) is a calcium channel class of medication we use to help heal anal fissures, promote wound healing, or treat external thrombosed hemorrhoids.

What is diltiazem hydrochloride cream used for?

What is it used for? Diltiazem hydrochloride 2% cream is used to promote the healing of the tear that has occurred in the skin of the anus (back passage) and reduce the symptoms of pain caused by the tear. The tear in the skin lining the anus is called an anal fissure.

Is diltiazem cream safe?

Based on the studies, diltiazem cream or ointment does not appear to cause significant harm or side effects in adults using it in the short term. Most studies looked at use for around 3 months or less. It is not known what possible harms or side effects the treatment may cause if it is used for longer than this.

Does diltiazem cream cause constipation?

Diltiazem works by lowering your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. You can take diltiazem at any time of day. Try to make sure it’s around the same time or times every day. Common side effects include swollen hands, ankles or feet, headaches and constipation.

How long does it take for diltiazem ointment to work?

In keeping with earlier reports[11-13], topical 2% diltiazem gel in this study provided earlier pain relief, with a significant reduction in pain after 1 wk and preceded the significant healing rate of chronic anal fissure observed at 6 wk of treatment.

When do you apply diltiazem ointment?

A small amount of the diltiazem cream or ointment is applied to the affected area twice a day. The medicine is thought to work by helping the ring muscle (sphincter) that goes around the anus (back passage) to relax and allow blood to flow to the lining of the anus (back passage).

How long can you use diltiazem ointment?

Patients should continue using diltiazem-ointment for the entire prescribed treatment period, which can be up to 3 months or more as directed.

How do you use diltiazem 2% Organogel?

Follow your doctor’s instructions before using Diltigesic Organogel. Apply a small amount of the ointment to the affected rectal area as directed. If this is to be used inside the rectum, attach the rectal applicator onto the tube. Insert the applicator gently and to full extent into the rectum.

How long does it take for Diltiazem ointment to work?

Which ointment is best for fissures?

Normally used to relax blood vessels, nitroglycerin ointment is the most effective medicine for relaxing the anal sphincter to treat anal fissure. A nitroglycerin ointment may need to be compounded by a compounding pharmacy.

How long can you use lidocaine cream?

Do not rub it. You may apply up to 3 Ztlido® patches at a time. Do not wear the patch for longer than 12 hours in any 24-hour period.