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Aztatin 10mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Aztatin 10mg 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.

Aztatin 10mg Tablet is a widely prescribed medicine and is regarded as safe for long-term use. It should be taken along with food to reduce chances of nausea. Taking it regularly in the evening helps to maximize its effects. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your cholesterol levels creeping up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a 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 headache, stomach pain, constipation, muscle pain and weakness. 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.

Side effects of Aztatin Tablet

Common
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Feeling sick
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness

How to use Aztatin 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. Aztatin 10mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Aztatin Tablet works

Aztatin 10mg 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), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Aztatin 10mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Aztatin 10mg 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
Aztatin 10mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Aztatin 10mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Aztatin 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Aztatin 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Cautious dose adjustment is advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Aztatin 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aztatin 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Aztatin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Aztatin 10mg 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

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Quick Tips

  • It should be taken in the evening after dinner and before sleeping.
  • 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 yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or stomach pains.
  • 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 Aztatin 10mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Aztatin 10mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

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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 for you.

Q. What is Aztatin used for? How does it work?

Aztatin belongs to a class of medicines called statins that lower the cholesterol in the blood. It is used along with a healthy diet and exercise to reduce bad cholesterol and increase the amount of good cholesterol in the blood. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the liver in order to decrease the amount of cholesterol that accumulates on the walls of arteries. Improvement in the cholesterol levels helps to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Q. When should I take Aztatin?

Aztatin 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. For how long should I take Aztatin?

You may need to take Aztatin for life or for as long as directed by your doctor. The cholesterol levels will be maintained only till you are taking Aztatin. Stopping Rosuvas without starting a different treatment may increase your cholesterol levels again. This medicine has only a few side effects and is usually considered safe if taken as directed by the doctor.

Q. What foods should be avoided when taking Aztatin?

Aztatin is used to decrease your blood cholesterol levels. Therefore, to seek the best results of this medicine, you should avoid foods which are high in calories like fried food and junk food. It is recommended to eat a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet. Be sure to follow all the exercise and dietary recommendations made by your doctor or dietician.

Q. Does Aztatin make you tired?

Yes, Aztatin 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 phenomena 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. Aztatin also causes muscle damage which further worsens the tiredness and so you must consult your doctor if you feel tired while taking Aztatin.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Aztatin?

No. It is not advised to take alcohol with Aztatin. 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 Aztatin 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 Aztatin without consulting your doctor and also refrain from taking alcohol while taking this medicine to get maximum benefit.

Q. Is Aztatin safe to take?

Yes. Aztatin is safe to use if used as prescribed by the doctor, if the doctor's instructions are followed. The side effects of this medicine are few and do not occur in everyone.

Q. Does Aztatin cause diabetes?

If you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, taking Aztatin may increase this risk slightly. This is because Aztatin 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.

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