What Is Concor 5mg Used For?
Concor is a brand of Bisoprolol a medication used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as beta-blockers. It works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body such as epinephrine on the heart and blood vessels. This effect lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
How to use Concor 5mg
Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once a day or as directed by your doctor.
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug. Keep taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase).
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What are the side effects of Concor 5mg?
Concor 5mg oral tablet can cause several types of side effects, including drowsiness. Don’t drive, use machinery, or perform any activities that require alertness until you know how it affects you.
More common side effects
The more common side effects of Concor 5mg oral tablet include:
• slower heart rate
• changes in sex drive or performance
• dry or burning eyes
• cold or flu symptoms
• swelling in any part of your body
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious side effects
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
• Allergic reactions. Symptoms may include:
o skin rash
o swelling of your face, lips, or tongue
• Changes to your heart rate. Symptoms may include:
o irregular or slow heart rate
o feeling dizzy
• Heart problems. Symptoms may include:
o breathing problems
o swollen legs or ankles
o chest pain
• Cold, tingling, or numbness in your hands or feet
• Muscle aches and pains
What drugs can interact with Concor 5mg?
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:
- rifampin; or
- heart or blood pressure medicine–clonidine, digitalis, digoxin, diltiazem, reserpine, or verapamil.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with Concor, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.