Amlodipine-induced gingival hyperplasia in chronic renal failure: a case report


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Aldemir N. M. , BEGENIK H. , EMRE H. , ERDUR F. M. , SOYORAL Y.

AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.12, no.4, pp.576-578, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4314/ahs.v12i4.30
  • Title of Journal : AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.576-578

Abstract

Amlodipine is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker that is used in the management of both hypertension and angina. Amlodipine induced side effects are headache, dizziness, edema, flushing, palpitations, and rarely gingival hyperplasia. The exact reason of amlodipine-induced gingival hyperplasia is not known. We presented a case with chronic renal failure (CRF) that developed gingival hyperplasia due to amlodipine use, which improved after ceasing the drug.