Amlodipine besylate induced acute interstitial nephritis

Nephron. 2000 Aug;85(4):354-6. doi: 10.1159/000045688.


Adverse effects of amlodipine besylate, a widely used antihypertensive medication, include peripheral edema, flushing, headache, pruritus, and rash. An adverse renal effect attributable to the medication has hitherto not been reported in the literature. We herein report a case of amlodipine besylate induced acute interstitial nephritis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Aged
  • Amlodipine / adverse effects*
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / adverse effects*
  • Creatinine / blood
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nephritis, Interstitial / chemically induced*
  • Nephritis, Interstitial / pathology


  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Amlodipine
  • Creatinine