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What medicines can cause gingivitis?

Medicines that can cause gingivitis include anti-seizure drugs, calcium channel blockers, and drugs given to people who have had organ transplants. They can cause an overgrowth of gum tissue that makes it difficult to remove plaque. Also, some oral contraceptives (birth control pills) can make gingivitis worse.

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