Felodipine-induced gingival hyperplasia

Cutis. 1998 Jul;62(1):41-3.

Abstract

Felodipine is a calcium channel blocking agent used in the management of hypertension and angina. We report a case of gingival hyperplasia in a patient with chronic use of this drug. Gingival changes occurred soon after initiation of felodipine and improved upon its discontinuation. The clinical characteristics, inciting agents, proposed pathogenetic mechanisms, as well as prevention and treatment of drug-induced gingival hyperplasia are briefly reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / adverse effects*
  • Felodipine / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Gingival Hyperplasia / chemically induced*
  • Humans

Substances

  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Felodipine