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Table 4 Type of medication prescribed at time of initial diagnosis*

From: The epidemiology and treatment of anal fissures in a population-based cohort

  N (% of abstracted)
Nitroglycerine 0.4% (compounded) 39 (21.8%)
Nitroglycerine 2% (topical ointment) 29 (16.2%)
Lidocaine (topical ointment or gel) 70 (39.1%)
Corticosteroid (topical - all forms) 37 (20.1%)
Cyclobenzaprine tablets 7 (3.9%)
Topical antibiotic 4 (2.2%)
Diphenhydramine cream 2 (1.1%)
  1. *Results from 179 patients with medical record abstraction.