Re: How to use the Diltiazem Ointment 2%
I've been having to apply the nitro oinment "to the affected area" with very limited luck. I knew there had to be a better way to apply it. As I stated in another post, applying the oinment with your finger feels like a fence post when you're in pain, so I came up with the idea to go to CVS or Walgreens and buy a few syringes (of course, no needles), as small diameter as possible and pack the oinment in the syringe, lube the tip, slowly insert in the "affected area" (about an inch or so) and shoot it in. This has been the best method to get the ointment to affected area and have it work.
When I told my doctor I do this, he just gives me a "look" and says be careful. Just make sure you go slow and lube the syringe.
Another note...the pharmacy technician gave me the type of syring that she uses to give her baby liquid medicine. It doesn't have the rubber insert to push the ointment...it's all plastic with a little ball on the end. The rubber insert works for a while but gets stuck sometimes because of the ointment breaks down the rubber.