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

  • NM Aldemir
  • H Begenik
  • H Emre
  • FM Erdur
  • Y Soyoral
Keywords: Amlodipine, gingival hyperplasia, chronic renal failure

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.

Keywords: Amlodipine, gingival hyperplasia, chronic renal failure

Published
2013-01-31
Section
Articles

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