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Concor AM 2.5mg Tablet
Salt Composition : Amlodipine,bisoprolol
Manufacturer : MERCK LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
10 Tablet(s) In A Strip
Introduction to Concor Am 2.5mg Tablet
Concor AM 2.5mg Tablet belongs to a class of medications known as Anti-hypertensives. It contains the active ingredient bisoprolol. It is prescribed to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and chronic heart failure. Hypertension is defined as a medical condition in which the blood generates an excessive force on the artery walls (blood vessels). Angina Pectoris refers to chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. It might indicate coronary artery disease. Chronic heart failure occurs when your heart is unable to pump adequate oxygen-rich blood to meet your body's requirements.
Dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, headache, bradycardia, asthenia, fatigue, hypotension, coldness or numbness in the extremities, and worsening of pre-existing heart failure are the common side effects of Concor AM 2.5mg Tablet. Inform your healthcare provider if these side effects disturb or persist in you. This medication is not recommended for children.
Before treatment with this medication, let your physician know if you are experiencing any allergy to Concor AM 2.5mg Tablet and its ingredients. It is not recommended for people with severe asthma or chronic lung disease, slow or irregular heart rate, heart failure, cardiogenic shock, metabolic acidosis, or untreated pheochromocytoma. Avoid taking Concor AM 2.5mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Uses of Concor Am 2.5mg Tablet
- Treats hypertension (high blood pressure),
- angina pectoris (chest pain),
- chronic heart failure.
Therapeutic Effects of Concor Am 2.5mg Tablet
Concor AM 2.5mg Tablet is a beta1-selective adrenoceptor-blocking agent that affects the body's response to certain nerve impulses, especially in the heart. It works by decreasing the heart rate and making it easier for the heart to flow blood throughout the body. As a result, it reduces blood pressure and the risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems.
Interaction of Concor Am 2.5mg Tablet with other drugs
Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Bisoprolol and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Concor Am 2.5mg Tablet
- Store Bisoprolol in the original package at room temperature (25°C). Do not freeze.
- Keep it out of reach from children and pets.
- It is important to get the dose at the scheduled time. If you missed the schedule, contact your doctor and reschedule the dose.
How to consume Concor Am 2.5mg Tablet
Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet should be taken in the morning with food. Swallow the tablets as a whole with water.
Safety Advices for Concor Am 2.5mg Tablet
Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet is not safe to be used during pregnancy unless considered necessary. If this medication is required in pregnancy, the uteroplacental blood flow and fetal growth should be closely monitored.
Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding as it is not known whether this drug tends to pass into the breast milk.
Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in severe lung disease patients. Consult your doctor for advice.
Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in severe liver disease patients. Consult your doctor for advice.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet, as it may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or lightheadedness.
This medicine can cause dizziness, drowsiness, or tiredness. Avoid driving or using machines while taking Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet.
Side Effects of Concor Am 2.5mg Tablet
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medications cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Slow heart rate
- Worsening of pre-existing heart failure (increased breathlessness )
- Dizziness or weakness
- Breathing difficulty
- Nausea and vomiting
- Diarrhea, constipation.
- Coldness or numbness in the extremities
Word of Advice
It is advised to monitor your blood pressure regularly to prevent hypotension (low blood pressure). If you ever fainted or felt dizzy when suddenly standing up, consult your doctor before taking this medication. Do not skip doses without consulting your physician, as it may increase blood pressure and increase the chance of a heart attack.
Q 1. Does Concor AM 1.25 mg Table reduce blood pressure?
Yes, Concor AM 1.25 mg Tabletlowers blood pressure. Consult your physician if you experience any unpleasant symptoms, such as headache, sweating, or dizziness.
Q 2. What should you do if you overdose on Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet?
Report to your physician immediately if you overdose on Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet, as it may cause some adverse effects like bradycardia, hypotension, bronchospasm, acute cardiac insufficiency, and hypoglycemia.
Q 3. Can I stop taking Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet if I feel better?
No, even if you feel better, keep taking Concor AM 1.25 mg Tabletuntil the end of the recommended course of treatment. Your doctor will gradually reduce the dose. Sudden withdrawal of this medication increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Q 4. What tests do you need to undergo during treatment with Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet?
During treatment with Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet, your healthcare provider will monitor your blood pressure regularly.
Q 5. What is the best time to take Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet?
Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet can be taken anytime in the morning, generally prescribed once daily. It can be taken with food. Hence, it is advised to take it on the same day.
Q 6. Can I drink alcohol while taking Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet?
No, Drinking alcohol can increase the blood pressure-lowering effect of Concor AM 1.25 mg Tablet, leading to dizziness or lightheadedness.
Fact Box of Concor Am 2.5mg Tablet
Molecule name: Bisoprolol
Therapeutic class: Antihypertensive
Pharmacological class: beta1-selective adrenoceptor-blocking agent
2.Treats Angina Pectoris
3.Treats chronic heart failure
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