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Amlodipine and Xerostomia in elderly patients

Mustafa Al-Ahmad, Basma Ezzat and Mustafa, Nazih Shaban and Kashmola, Muhanad Ali Hamdon and Ismail, Azlini and Mohd, Farah Natashah and Mohd Ibrahim, Mohamad Shafiq and Che Musa, Muhd Firdaus and Abdul Qader, Omar Abdul Jabbar (2023) Amlodipine and Xerostomia in elderly patients. Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, 16 (2). pp. 709-713. ISSN 1309-100X

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Hypertension is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide. The prevalence of hypertension in the elderly is high and many of them are taking different types of antihypertensive medications including Amlodipine. Xerostomia and hyposalivation can have a detrimental effect on a patient’s quality of life leading to situations such as stress or anxiety. In this study, the relationship between Amlodipine as an antihypertensive drug and xerostomia in elderly patients was evaluated. 72 patients of both genders aged 65-75 taking amlodipine for the last 3 years were involved in the study. Those patients have shown xerostomia or hyposalivation in variable degrees. The percentage of xerostomia in the medicated hypertensive group of the present study was higher in males (22 %) than those in females (20 %) which was not significant (p = 0.705). However, a statistically significant difference (p = 0.003) between amlodipine and xerostomia status was observed which was higher in males (34.7 %) than that in females (26.4%). This study assures that elderly patients taking Amlodipine are at high risk of having xerostomia and hyposalivation

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amlodipine, Xerostomia
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Fundamental Dental and Medical Sciences
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Diagnosis
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health
Depositing User: Dr FARAH MOHD
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2023 09:55
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023 12:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105468

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