Is Concor an ACE inhibitor?

 There are a few variants of anti-hypertensive medications. They are:

  1.  Angiotensin receptor blocker
  2.  Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor)
  3.  Calcium channel blocker
  4.  B-blocker such as Concor or Concor 2.5

 Concor is a type of Beta-blocker and not an ACE inhibitor. The example of Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors is perindopril, captopril, and enalapril. Sedentary lifestyle, high salt diet, stress, family history, and smoking are the risk factors to develop hypertension. Teenagers nowadays are really at risk to suffer from high blood pressure. Every one of us should go for medical checkups and health screening at least once a year. Early detection has a higher rate of recovery. Fail to prevent will require us to take anti-hypertensive medications for the rest of our life.

 Parents and society should have more insight to take health issues seriously. Everyone should play their part in reminding, spread awareness, and educate others about the importance of prevention in health management. 

 There are a few types of hypertension. They are:

A- Primary hypertension

  The causes are unknown but strongly associated with a family history of hypertension and high salt intake.

B- Secondary hypertension

  This type of hypertension has so many causes. The causes are polycystic kidney disease, obstructive sleep apnoea, pregnancy, the use of birth control pills, and tumours of the adrenal glands.

 Concor is a type of medication used in treating hypertension and certain types of heart disease. Like other diseases, prevention is always better than cure. You must consume a low salt diet, avoid processed food, do not take any fast food, and stop smoking. You must exercise regularly and live a stress-free life. Medicines available online for hypertension will make life easier for all hypertensive patients and their caretakers.

 The active ingredient of Concor is bisoprolol fumarate. Concor in Malaysia exists in 5mg and 10mg tablets. Other than that, Concor also contains inactive ingredients or also known as excipients to make the tablets stable. The inactive ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, anhydrous colloidal silica, magnesium stearate, crospovidone maize starch, anhydrous calcium hydrogen phosphate.

 Those who should not take Concor are:

  • Allergy towards bisoprolol
  • Patient on an episode of acute heart failure
  • Severe asthma
  • Hypotensive individuals
  • Severe chronic airway disease (COAD)
  • Severe peripheral arterial disease

 Lifestyle modifications will be the desired and preferred initial intervention by doctors before start prescribing medications for you. The lifestyle modifications are:

A. Exercise

 You should exercise at least three times every seven days. Every session should last for a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercises. You can do any physical activities like swimming, jogging, skipping, yoga, or any other exercise of your choice.

B. Well-balanced and healthy diet

  Consume a healthy and balanced diet that consists of a sufficient amount of vegetables, fruits, protein, and carbohydrates. You should try consuming a quarter a plate of protein, a quarter a plate of carbohydrates, and half a plate of vegetables and fruits. Change the method of preparing food from frying to boiling, stewing, or grilling.

C. Low salt diet

  Put a very minimal amount of salt in your food. This is easier to be done if you cook on your own. Do not use any artificial seasonings as they usually contain a high amount of salt and sugar.

D. Live a stress-free life

  You must learn how to manage your stress. There are so many ways in managing your stress like venting out your problem to someone, go for counseling, do a deep breathing technique, go for exercise and learn the best way to cope with your stress.

 The consequences of taking concor beyond the prescription dosage (overdosage) are:

  • Acute heart failure
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low blood sugar
  • Slow heart rate
  • Spasm of the bronchus