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Amlodipine induced gingival enlargement: Acase report


P.D. Yakubu

Abstract

Calcium channel blockers are one of the most prescribed antihypertensive drugs. Their major drawbacks is poor adherence resulting  from headaches, pedal swellings, flushing, reflex tachycardia, erectile dysfunctions and rarely gingival enlargement. Gingival  enlargement may lead to dental decay, painful mastication and loss of teeth if not detected and treated promptly. The usage of  samlodipine has resulted in similar efficacy and less adverse effects. This is a case report of amlodipine-induced gingival enlargement  that resolved completely on changing to s-amlodipine.