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  • Contains / Salt: Atorvastatin (20 mg)
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Astin 20 Tablet Information

Astin 20 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of High Cholesterol. Astin 20 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Astin 20 Tablet. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Astin 20 Tablet include Headache, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea. While these are the most often observed Astin 20 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Astin 20 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Astin 20 Tablet is Severe for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Astin 20 Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Astin 20 Tablet related warnings section.

Astin 20 Tablet is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease, Alcoholism are examples of such conditions. Other contraindications of Astin 20 Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Astin 20 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

You should also be aware that Astin 20 Tablet is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Astin 20 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Astin 20 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Astin 20 Tablet 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 20 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Astin 20 Tablet 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 20 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Astin on breastfeeding women are very mild.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Astin 20 Tablet 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 20 Tablet 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 20 Tablet on the Heart?


    Astin is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Astin 20 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Astin 20 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Astin 20 Tablet

  • Is this Astin 20 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Astin 20 Tablet.

    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 20 Tablet as it does not make you drowsy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Astin 20 Tablet 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 20 Tablet is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Astin 20 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Astin 20 Tablet


    Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Astin 20 Tablet to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Astin 20 Tablet


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Astin 20 Tablet as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Astin 20 Tablet

Question over 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 about 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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