Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. It is a combination of two medicines that reduces "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) levels.

Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you remember to take it. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. You can help this medicine work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle such as keeping active, stopping smoking, eating a healthy low-fat diet and exercise regularly.

Nausea, stomach pain, constipation, and muscle pain are some common side effects of this medicine. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days. Let your doctor know if you notice yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or dark stools as it might be symptoms of liver damage. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood sugar level, and liver function while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or high blood pressure. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it.  You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Vasto-AZ Tablet

Benefits of Vasto-AZ Tablet

In High cholesterol

Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that work 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.

Side effects of Vasto-AZ 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 Vasto-AZ

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Vasto-AZ 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. Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Vasto-AZ Tablet works

Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin and ezetimibe. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medicine which prevents your body from making "bad" cholesterol (LDL) while raising "good" cholesterol (HDL) levels. Ezetimibe is a cholesterol absorption inhibitor which prevents absorption of cholesterol from the intestines. Together, they provide better reduction of cholesterol in your body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Vasto-AZ 20mg/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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg 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
Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Vasto-AZ Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Vasto-AZ 20mg/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

  • You have been prescribed Vasto-AZ 20mg/10mg Tablet for the treatment of high cholesterol.
  • Take it in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet to lower levels of fat in the blood.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), particularly if accompanied with fever.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience stomach pain, loss of hunger, a sick feeling or dark urine.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Patient Concerns

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Omitting after zifi AZ kid tablet.
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Dr need a provisional diagnosis to suggest you investigations or give opinion or advice medicine. In present situation provisional diagnosis cannot be done without taking into consideration details of history and findings of clinical examination and reports of investigations of patient. Final diagnosis is done after doing investigations if needed. Advice given without doing clinical examination and diagnosis can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient. Please visit me or any other Paediatrician.
Alternative for taxim az or any other medicine that can be taken for throat infection
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Take azithromycin 500 mg once daily for 3 days
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References

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110, Industrial Area, Phase-II, Panchkula (Haryana) - 134113
Country of Origin: India

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10 tablets in 1 strip
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