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RECTIV
(nitroglycerin) Ointment 0.4%, for intra-anal use

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Nitroglycerin is 1,2,3,-propanetriol trinitrate, an organic nitrate whose structural formula is as follows:

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  (nitroglycerin) Structural Formula Illustration

and whose molecular weight is 227.09. RECTIV (nitroglycerin) Ointment 0.4% contains 0.4% nitroglycerin w/w (4 mg nitroglycerin/1 g ointment), propylene glycol, lanolin, sorbitan sesquioleate, paraffin wax, and white petrolatum. RECTIV (nitroglycerin) Ointment 0.4% is available in tubes with a one-inch dosing line on the carton allowing the measurement of approximately 375 mg of nitroglycerin ointment 0.4% (1.5 mg nitroglycerin) for application.

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/2/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.