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What medications can cause overgrowth of my gums?

Overgrown or enlarged gum tissue is known as "gingival overgrowth." It is sometimes associated with anti-seizure medications such as phenytoin, immunosuppressant drugs such as those taken after organ transplantations and calcium channel blockers (including nifedipine, verapamil, diltiazem, and amlopidine) that are taken by some heart patients.

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