Nicorandil Induced Colonic Ulcer: A Late Complication?

Ravindra Date, Samuel Owa, muntzer Mughal

Abstract


Nicorandil is a third line treatment for ischemic heart disease. Oral and anal ulceration are recognized side effects of Nicorandil occurring within few months of commencing the treatment. Colonic ulcers are rare. We present a case of an 82-year-old woman who developed colonic ulcers 8 years after commencing on Nicorandil. The ulcers healed within 6 months of discontinuing the treatment. The case may suggest colonic ulceration as long term effect of the drug.




Gastroenterol Res. 2010;3(2):91-92
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/gr2010.04.191w

Keywords


Nicorandil; Colon; Ulcer

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