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Concor AM 2.5 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

"Concor AM 2.5 Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that effectively controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It helps to lower high blood pressure and thus reduces the chances of future heart attack and stroke. It should be taken empty stomach preferably in the morning at a fixed time every day. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly as it may result in sudden increase of blood pressure. It should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction, and regular exercise for best results. Some patients may develop swelling of ankle as a side effect of this medicine. It may also produce dizziness initially, but this improves with time.
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Uses of Concor AM Tablet

Concor AM Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Ankle swelling
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Slow heart rate
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Constipation
  • Cold extremities

How to use Concor AM Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Concor AM 2.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it preferably in the morning.

How Concor AM Tablet works

Concor AM 2.5 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and Bisoprolol, which lowers blood pressure effectively. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which works by relaxing blood vessels while bisoprolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart to slow down the heart rate. Together, they make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Concor AM Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Concor AM 2.5 Tablet Taking Bisoprolol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Concor AM 2.5 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Concor AM 2.5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Concor AM 2.5 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Concor AM 2.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Concor AM 2.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular blood pressure monitoring is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Concor AM 2.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Concor AM 2.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Concor AM 2.5 Tablet is started at a lower dose in these patients and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Concor AM 2.5 Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces chance of future heart attack & strokes.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it can cause sudden increase in your blood pressure.
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Concor AM

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Dear doctor i am taking medication for hypertension (concor am 5mg) and also having back pain.should i continue tablet or stop.
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
What is ur bp
I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Concor AM?

Yes, the use of Concor AM can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

Q. Can I stop taking Concor AM if I feel well?

No, keep using Concor AM as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Concor AM suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Concor AM?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Concor AM?

Concor AM is considered to be harmful for patients who are allergic to amlodipine, bisoprolol or any of its ingredients. It should be avoided in patients with a history of asthma or lung disease. Inform your doctor about your medical history and the medicines you might be taking.

Q. Can the use of Concor AM cause headache?

Yes, the use of Concor AM can cause headaches at the beginning of the treatment. Headaches usually go away after the first week of the treatment. Contact your doctor if the headaches are frequent and do not go away.

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References
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L-2, J.R. Complex, Gate No. 4, Village Mandoli, Delhi-110 093, India
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