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Astrotin 20mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Astrotin 20mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is used to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that builds up in your blood vessels and causes narrowing, which may lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Astrotin 20mg Tablet is a widely prescribed medicine and is regarded as safe for long-term use when taken as per doctor's advice. It can be taken with a meal or on an empty stomach. You can take it at any time of the day but try to take it at the same time each day. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but stopping your medicine may increase your cholesterol levels, making your condition worse and increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of the treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to avoid foods that are high in fat. 

Common side effects of this medicine include constipation, flatulence, dyspepsia, and abdominal pain. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you notice any yellowing of your eyes or get repeated or unexplained muscle pains. 

This medicine should not be used in some conditions such as liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine as it may harm the developing baby. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while taking this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels. Your doctor may check your liver function before starting the treatment and monitor it regularly thereafter.

Uses of Astrotin Tablet

Benefits of Astrotin Tablet

In High cholesterol

Astrotin 20mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It works by reducing the amount of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raising the amount of “good” cholesterol (HDL) in your blood. Lowering the amount of cholesterol reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer.
Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine. Keep taking it even if you feel well.

In Prevention of Heart attack

High levels of cholesterol can cause your blood vessels to narrow (atherosclerosis) and put you at risk of having a stroke or heart disease. Lowering the amount of this fat reduces the chances of this happening and helps you remain healthier for longer. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well.

Side effects of Astrotin Tablet

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 Astrotin

  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Dyspepsia
  • Abdominal pain

How to use Astrotin 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. Astrotin 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Astrotin Tablet works

Astrotin 20mg Tablet is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides, raising the level of "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Astrotin 20mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Astrotin 20mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Astrotin 20mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Astrotin 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Astrotin 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Astrotin 20mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Astrotin 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Astrotin 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Astrotin 20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Astrotin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Astrotin 20mg 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 take two doses within 12 hour.

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Quick Tips

  • In general, Astrotin 20mg Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain. 
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting the treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver problems such as stomach pains, unusually dark urine or yellowing of skin or eyes.
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes before starting treatment with this medicine. If you are diabetic, monitor your blood sugar level regularly as Astrotin 20mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Astrotin 20mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrrole & heptanoic acid derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Astrotin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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How to prevent heart pain WhAt is reason of heart attack
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
do daily yoga and pranayam, avoid stress, junk,oily,andsalted and sugar made food, kepp check on your cholesterol le
Is cholesterol heridretry problem. my heart beat is very high what should I do???? how does are blood purifies. what are the precautions for the heart attack
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi PATIENT need to see your lipid profile reports kind send
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FAQs

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Total cholesterol is determined by the total amount of LDL and HDL cholesterol in the body. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol. Bad cholesterol can build up in the wall of your blood vessels and slow or obstruct blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. This can cause heart disease and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called “good” cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. High levels of triglycerides are also harmful to you.

Q. Can Astrotin 20mg Tablet cause muscle problems or muscle injury?

Yes, taking Astrotin 20mg Tablet can cause muscle problems or muscle injury. This is because of the reduced oxygen supply to the muscle cells which leads to fatigue, muscle pain, tenderness or muscle weakness. The soreness may be significant enough to interfere with your daily activities. Do not take it lightly and consult your doctor to know about ways to prevent this and to avoid making it worse.

Q. Is Astrotin 20mg Tablet used for lowering cholesterol?

Astrotin 20mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which lowers the level of lipids or fats. Astrotin 20mg Tablet is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when low-fat diet and lifestyle changes fail to lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Astrotin 20mg Tablet can also be used to reduce such risk even if your cholesterol levels are normal. You should maintain a standard cholesterol-lowering diet during treatment.

Q. Can Astrotin 20mg Tablet be prescribed to children?

Astrotin 20mg Tablet is for adults and children aged 10 years or more whose cholesterol levels do not come down enough with exercise and a low-fat diet. It is not approved for use in patients younger than 10 years old.

Q. Is Astrotin 20mg Tablet a blood thinner?

No, Astrotin 20mg Tablet is not a blood thinner. It is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It works by slowing down the production of cholesterol in the body. This further decreases the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the part of the body. By lowering the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides it prevents the chances of stroke and heart attack.

Q. Will taking Astrotin 20mg Tablet increase my risk of diabetes?

If you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, taking Astrotin 20mg Tablet may increase this risk slightly. This is because Astrotin 20mg Tablet can raise your blood sugar a little. If you already have type 2 diabetes, your doctor may advise monitoring your blood sugar levels more closely for the first few months. Tell your doctor if you find it harder to control your blood sugar.

Q. For how long do I need to take Astrotin 20mg Tablet? Is it safe for long-term use?

You may need to take Astrotin 20mg Tablet life long or for the duration prescribed by your doctor. The benefits will only continue for as long as you take it. If you stop taking Astrotin 20mg Tablet without starting a different treatment, your cholesterol levels may rise again. It is considered to be safe and has few side effects if taken as directed by the doctor.

Q. Does Astrotin 20mg Tablet cause weight loss?

No, Astrotin 20mg Tablet has not been reported to cause weight loss. However, weight gain has been reported as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight loss while taking Astrotin 20mg Tablet.

Q. Can I stop taking Astrotin 20mg Tablet?

No, you should not stop taking Astrotin 20mg Tablet without consulting your doctor. If you think that Astrotin 20mg Tablet is causing side effects, you should consult your doctor who may accordingly lower your dose or change your medicine.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Astrotin 20mg Tablet?

No, it is not advised to take alcohol with Astrotin 20mg Tablet. This is because the risk of developing liver problems increases if you drink alcohol while taking this medicine. Moreover, there is a significant increase in the triglyceride levels if Astrotin 20mg Tablet is taken along with alcohol. This can further lead to liver damage and also worsen some of the side effects such as muscle pain, muscle weakness and tenderness. People with liver problems are therefore advised, not to take Astrotin 20mg Tablet without consulting the doctor. They should also refrain from consuming alcohol while taking this medicine to get maximum benefit.

Q. Does Astrotin 20mg Tablet cause memory loss?

Memory loss may occur with Astrotin 20mg Tablet in very rare cases. This is generally non-serious and may occur as early as 1 day or may take years to appear. These symptoms may disappear within about 3 weeks of discontinuing Rosuvas. However, you should consult your doctor if you experience this side effect as it could be due to some other reason.

Q. When should I take Astrotin 20mg Tablet?

Astrotin 20mg Tablet is generally taken once a day. It can be taken in the morning or night or at any time of the day, with or without food. Try taking this medicine at the same time every day to help remember when to take it.

Q. Does Astrotin 20mg Tablet make you tired?

Yes, Astrotin 20mg Tablet can make you feel tired. This is because they reduce the energy supply to the muscles in the body. However, the exact reason behind the phenomenon is unknown and needs more research. Tiredness usually occurs after exertion. Generalized fatigue is more often seen in people with heart disease or those suffering from liver illness. Astrotin 20mg Tablet also causes muscle damage which further worsens the tiredness. Therefore, you must consult your doctor if you feel tired while taking Astrotin 20mg Tablet.

Q. What are the most common side effects of Astrotin 20mg Tablet?

The common side effects of Astrotin 20mg Tablet include nausea, indigestion, constipation, flatulence, diarrhea, headache, and aches and pains in your back and joints. It may also cause nosebleeds, sore throat, and cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, blocked nose or sneezing.

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