What is Anal Fissure?

Anal fissures are small tears in the lining of the anus. Superficial tears will heal themselves, but decreased blood flow due to muscle spasm or constipation can cause a chronic issue. Fissures can bleed, cause pain during a bowel movements, and itch.

Common drug classes used to treat anal fissures are nitrates (Rectiv) for pain and acetylcholine release inhibitors (Botox) to relieve spasm. Using stool softeners or laxatives can help prevent pain during bowel movements. Surgery is also an option for chronic anal fissures.

Popular Anal Fissure Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Nitrates 635 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Anal Fissure Drug Classes

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