Concor

Concor is a beta blocker medication licensed for the treatment of high blood pressure. It comes in tablet form and is available by prescription only. By blocking beta-1 receptors in the body, the medication can decrease heart rate and help to lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. In people with high blood pressure, Concor is used to lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

It is not approved for use in children or teens. On occasion, healthcare providers may prescribe this medication in an "off-label" fashion. Common off-label Concor uses include the treatment of heart failure, arrhythmias, and angina. Conor is manufactured by Merck KGaA pharmaceuticals. Concor has the active ingredient of bisoprolol fumarate which is a prescribed medication approved to treat high blood pressure as known medically as hypertension). It can be used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications.

How to use Concor Tablets

  • Concor comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • You can take a Concor dosage with a meal or on an empty stomach.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Concor will not work if you stop taking it.
  • In general, this medication should not be stopped suddenly, as serious problems including heart attacks may result.

Cautions before use Concor Tablets

  • Concor can worsen heart failure in some situations. However, beta blockers are also useful for the treatment of heart failure. If you have heart failure, your healthcare provider may need to monitor you closely while you take this drug.
  • This medicine can make breathing problems like asthma or COPD worse. If you have breathing problems, check with your healthcare provider before taking Concor.
  • If you will be having surgery, make sure your surgeon and anesthesiologist know you take Concor, as it may affect the choice of medications used during surgery.
  • If you have an anaphylactic allergy (the type that affects the entire body and often interferes with breathing), Concor may make you more sensitive to the allergen and may make the usual treatments

Concor Tablets Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Concor are as follows:

  • Rapid weight gain
  • Swelling of the hands and feet
  • Shortness of breath
  • Joint pain
  • Decreased sensation (such as a decreased sense of touch)
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sinus infection or irritation
  • General weaknes
  • A spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • Drowsiness
  • Anxiety
  • Memory problems
  • Dry mouth
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain or twitching
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Sweating

Concor Tablets Reactions and Overdose

Several medications can cause drug interactions with Concor, including calcium channel blockers, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, clonidine, and certain arrhythmia medicines. These interactions could increase your risk for developing dangerously low blood pressure, a slow heart rate, heart failure, and various other potentially serious problems.

Concor overdose symptoms may include low blood pressure, slow heart rate, and constriction of the airway. The specific effects will vary, depending on how much of the drug was taken and whether it was taken with other substances, if such problems are a concern, your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely.

 

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