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A study on amlodipine induced gingival hyperplasia

Shan Sasidharan*, Jisha Sara John, Jisha Sara John, Bhagya Prasad, Bhagya Prasad, Anil Babu, Anil Babu, Seethadevi B., Seethadevi B.

Abstract


Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which has main action on vascular smooth muscles. It blocks L-type calcium channels and causes vasodilatation. Gingival hyperplasia is a rare adverse effect of amlodipine which can happen in 1-10%cases. A 53 year old male patient was found to have gingival hyperplasia after treating with amlodipine as add-on therapy for hypertension.

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Amlodipine; adverse drug reaction; chronic kidney disease; gingival hyperplasia.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21746/ijbio.2015.01.0015

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