Concor Plus Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It helps to control blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It also helps to reduce chances of any future heart attack and stroke.
Concor Plus Tablet is taken with or without food preferably in the morning to avoid frequent urination at night. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.
Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure, kidney function, blood sugar level and the levels of salts such as potassium or magnesium checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.
BENEFITS OF CONCOR PLUS TABLET
In Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Concor Plus Tablet works by blocking the effects of some chemicals on your heart and blood vessels. It slows down your heart rate and helps the heart beat with less force. Additionally, it eliminates excess water from the body and increases urine output. This lowers your blood pressure and helps in reducing your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.
HOW TO USE CONCOR PLUS 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 Plus Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW CONCOR PLUS TABLET WORKS
Concor Plus Tablet is a combination of two blood-pressure lowering medicines: Bisoprolol and Hydrochlorothiazide. Bisoprolol is a beta blocker. It works specifically on the heart to improve its efficiency of pumping blood throughout the body. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which lowers blood pressure by removing extra water from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Concor Plus Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Concor Plus 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.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Concor Plus Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Concor Plus Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Concor Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Concor Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular blood pressure monitoring is advisable for dose adjustment.
Concor Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Concor Plus Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with Concor Plus Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CONCOR PLUS TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Concor Plus Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Concor Plus
- Cold extremities
- Slow heart rate
- Increased blood uric acid
- Decreased potassium level in blood
- Glucose intolerance
- Altered blood lipid level
- Decreased magnesium level in blood
- Increased calcium level in blood
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.