Nifedipine ointment is used for the treatment of anal fissures. Anal fissures are tears in the lining of the anal canal that are often associated with tension and spasms in the internal anal sphincter. This muscle contraction can reduce blood flow to the anus and prevent the fissure from healing. Nifedipine works by relaxing the smooth muscle of the internal anal sphincter to promote fissure healing.
Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body. Lidocaine topical (for use on the skin) is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by skin irritations such as sunburn, insect bites, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and minor cuts, scratches, or burns.
Store this medication at room temperature. Protect from light. Keep out of reach of children.
It is recommended Compounded Nifedipine + Lidocaine ointment preparations be used within 6 months. Do not keep medication beyond the use date.
Mild light-headedness or a brief headache may occur. Stop using the Nifedipine & Lidocaine and notify your physician immediately if you develop the rare side effects of severe dizziness, fainting, fast/pounding heartbeat, paleness, sweating, blurred vision, dry mouth, dark urine, bluish lips/skin/nails, unusual tiredness, severe weakness, irregular heartbeat, seizures, or chest pain. Serious allergic reactions are unusual, but seek immediate medical attention if you develop a rash, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing.
Temporary redness, stinging, and a little bit of swelling may occur at the application site. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor right away. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: slow/shallow breathing, slow/irregular heartbeat, seizures.
If you fall outside our local delivery range, as an official US Postal Substation, we can also easily ship your medications to you. We ship most medications for free, and also offer expedited shipping if you need. As we grow, we also serve patients and prescribers in multiple states.