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Lijec Vjesn. 2011 Mar-Apr;133(3-4):98-100.

[Can lacidipine cause smell disorders? A case report].

[Article in Croatian]

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Ustanova za hitnu medicinsku pomoć Rijeka.


The sense of smell plays an important role in the maintenance of a good quality of life. Disturbances of olfactory sense include complete or partial loss of smell, distortion of smell, and perceived smell in the absence of real stimuli. Medications represent a less common cause of smell disorders. We report a case of a patient with a partial loss of smell associated with the calcium channel blocker lacidipine. Although various calcium channel blockers are known to cause smell disorders, such a side effect, to our knowledge, has not so far been reported for lacidipine.

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