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  • Manufactured by: Micro Labs Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Atorvastatin (10 mg)
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    Astin Information

    Astin is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of High Cholesterol. The alternative uses of Astin have also been explained below.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Astin. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    Common side effects of Astin include Headache, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea. While these are the most often observed Astin side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Astin are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    It is also important to note that Astin has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Mild effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Astin has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Astin related warnings section.

    Astin is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Alcoholism as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Astin are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Drug reaction of Astin with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Astin is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



    Astin Benefits & Uses

    Astin is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Astin Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: High Cholesterol
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Adult
    • Disease: High Cholesterol
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: High Cholesterol
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Astin Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Astin safe for pregnant women?


      Astin can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Astin safe during breastfeeding?


      Side effects of Astin on breastfeeding women are very mild.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Astin on the Kidneys?


      There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Astin. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Astin on the Liver?


      Astin can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Astin on the Heart?


      Astin is rarely harmful for the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Astin with Other Drugs

    Astin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Astin Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Astin unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Astin

    • Is this Astin habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Astin.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Astin as it does not make you drowsy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Astin is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Astin is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Astin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Astin


      Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Astin to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Astin


      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Astin as it can have severe side effects.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Astin

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I discontinue Astin on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

    No, Astin should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

    Question over 5 years ago

    Is Astin safe to use?

    Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Yes, Astin is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed at regular doses such as confusion, diarrhea, joint pain, and muscle pain. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you are facing any of the above.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can I take Astin in the morning?

    Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Yes, Astin can be taken in the morning. It can be taken anytime once in a day with food or without food or as advised by your doctor.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Astin cause hair loss?

    Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Yes, Astin might cause hair loss but it occurs very rarely. This problem goes away after discontinuation of the drug. However, if you notice excessive hair loss then consult it with your doctor.

    Question over 5 years ago

    How does Astin work?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    Astin works by inhibiting an enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) which is responsible for cholesterol synthesis in our body, its inhibition results in increased levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and decreased levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) which lowers the risk of developing heart disease and helps in preventing strokes



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lipitor® (Atorvastatin Calcium)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 637-638

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 646-650

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