Rectiv Ointment contains nitroglycerin, a nitrate that dilates (widens) blood vessels. Rectiv is used to treat moderate to severe pain caused by chronic anal fissures (tears in the skin lining your rectum). Rectiv may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Rectiv is a prescription medicine used to treat moderate to severe pain caused by anal fissures. An anal fissure is a tear on the skin lining of the anal canal. Doctors do not recommend Rectiv for adolescents and children under the age of 18 years because Rectiv is still being studied in this age group.