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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 12, No. 4, 2012, pp. 576-578
Bioline Code: hs12099
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

African Health Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2012, pp. 576-578

 en Amlodipine-induced gingival hyperplasia in chronic renal failure: a case report
Aldemir, NM; Begenik, H; Emre, H; Erdur, FM & Soyoral, Y


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.

Amlodipine, gingival hyperplasia, chronic renal failure

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