A patient must practice good oral hygiene when taking medications that increase gingival hyperplasia such as phenytoin. Which of the following drugs also increases gingival hyperplasia?



• Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressant used to prevent rejection in organ transplants.

• Cyclosporine reduces the activity of T cells and their immune response and often causes gingival hyperplasia.

• Incorrect: Allopurinol, atenolol, and acarbose do not cause gingival hyperplasia.

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