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Amlodipine-induced Gingival Hyperplasia – A Case Report and Review

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.089
Pages: 
279–82

ABSTRACT

Anticonvulsants, antihypertensive calcium channel blockers and immunosuppressants are the three main classes of drugs known to cause drug-induced gingival hypertrophy or hyperplasia. Among the calcium channel blockers, nifedipine administration has most frequently been associated with medication-related gingival hyperplasia. The incidence with amlodipine, which has a mode of action pharmacodynamically comparable to nifedipine, has rarely been reported. Here we present a rare case of amlodipine-induced gingival hyperplasia in a hypertensive patient.

Accepted: 
23 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 14 Apr, 2015
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