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Amlodipine-induced Enlargement on Hard Palate and Its Management: A Case Report

Saksham Kulshrestha, Shailendra S Chauhan, Satendra Sharma, Aditya Sinha, Anumita Deka, Geeta Singh

Keywords : Amlodipine, Calcium channel blocker, Drug-induced gingival enlargement, Management

Citation Information : Kulshrestha S, Chauhan SS, Sharma S, Sinha A, Deka A, Singh G. Amlodipine-induced Enlargement on Hard Palate and Its Management: A Case Report. 2022; 12 (1):19-22.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-1014

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Hypertension and angina are widely managed with calcium channel blockers in medical practice. Calcium channel blockers are now known to cause gingival overgrowth as a side effect. Plaque retention sites have the potential to impact the oral bacterial load and negatively affect the quality of life. However, relatively few cases of gingival overgrowth have been reported with amlodipine, a third-generation calcium channel blocker. It is believed that a good oral hygiene regimen is the best way to control gingival overgrowth. The most preferred method of treatment in severe cases is surgical excision, which is followed by careful oral hygiene practices. An amlodipine-treated hypertensive patient with gingival overgrowth is the subject of this case report.

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