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Astin D 20mg Tablet

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Astin D 20mg Tablet Description

Astin D Tablet is a cholesterol-lowering medicine that is used to treat high levels of cholesterol in the body, in a condition known as hypercholesterolemia. It contains a combination of atorvastatin ...
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ContainsAtorvastatin(20.0 Mg),Vitamin D3 / Cholecalciferol(1000.0 Iu)
UsesHigh cholesterol
Side effectsHeadache, stomach pain, weakness, nausea, diarrhoea
ClassificationHYPOLIPIDEMIC DRUGS
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Uses of Astin D 20mg Tablet

Astin D Tablet is used for the treatment of high levels of cholesterol in the body along with diet in individuals above 10 years of age.

Contraindications of Astin D 20mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to atorvastatin, Vitamin D3/cholecalciferol or any other ingredient of Astin D Tablet.
  • If you have liver problems.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are a woman capable of becoming pregnant and not using any methods of birth control.

Side effects of Astin D 20mg Tablet

  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea

Precautions and Warnings of Astin D 20mg Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Astin D Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information on the effect of Astin D Tablet in pregnancy. The use of Astin D Tablet is contraindicated in pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Astin D Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
There is no information if Astin D Tablet passes into human breast milk. Astin D Tablet is contraindicated for use in women who are breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Astin D Tablet?
A:
There is limited information on the effect of Astin D Tablet on driving ability. If you experience any side effects which may affect your ability to drive safely, it is advised to avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Astin D Tablet?
A:
No, alcohol should not be consumed with Astin D Tablet as it may increase your risk of liver problems.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver or kidney disease.
  • You have thyroid disorders or are diabetic.
  • You recently had a condition where the blood supply to the brain is reduced or blocked completely.
  • You or your family have a history of muscle disorders.
  • You have a history of intolerance to medicines like statins (atorvastatin) or fibrates (fenofibrate).
  • You consume alcohol/alcoholic beverages regularly.
  • You are older than 70 years of age.
  • You have increased levels of creatine kinase (CK).
  • You experience muscle pain, cramps, weakness with or without fever after taking Astin D Tablets.
  • You develop symptoms like weight loss, weakness, difficulty breathing, cough fever after using this medicine.
  • You are taking a medicine called fusidic acid for the treatment of bacterial infections.

Mode of Action of Astin D 20mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

  • Astin D Tablet contains atorvastatin and Vitamin D3/cholecalciferol as its active substances.
  • Atorvastatin inhibits a substance called HMG-CoA reductase, which is responsible for the formation of low-density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol).
  • Vitamin D3/cholecalciferol reduces the absorption of cholesterol in the body which lowers low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol).

Directions for Use of Astin D 20mg Tablet

  • Take this medicine as a whole with sufficient water.
  • Always take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not consume more than the prescribed dose.
  • Do not discontinue the medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.

Interactions of Astin D 20mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Astin D Tablet works or Astin D Tablet itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • The use of Astin D Tablet with medicines for treating bacterial infections (telithromycin), fungal infections (ketoconazole), HIV/AIDS (delavirdine, ritonavir), immune system alteration (cyclosporine)...
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  • The use of Astin D Tablet with medicines for treating heart-related chest pain (diltiazem, verapamil) and irregular heart rhythms (amiodarone) may increase the levels of Astin D Tablet in the body.
  • Using Astin D Tablet with medicines for treating depression (St. John's wort), tuberculosis (rifampicin) may decrease the levels of Astin D Tablet in the body.
  • Astin D Tablet used together with other medicines for treating abnormal/high cholesterol levels (gemfibrozil, fenofibrate, ezetimibe), bacterial eye infections (fusidic acid), gout (colchicine) can in...
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  • Particular care should be taken if you are taking medicines for treating heart failure (digoxin), blood clots (warfarin), oral contraceptives (ethinyl estradiol, norethindrone).
  • The use of grapefruit juice with Astin D Tablet should be avoided.

Storage and disposal of Astin D 20mg Tablet

  • Store in a cool and dry place below 30°C away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Astin D 20mg Tablet

Overdose

If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of the medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Astin D Tablet a blood thinner?

A: No, Astin D Tablet is not a blood thinner. It is a cholesterol-lowering medicine that is used to treat high cholesterol levels in the body.

Q: How long should I take Astin D Tablet?

A: You must continue taking Astin D until the doctor advises you to stop.
Product Details
Brand
ASTIN D
Expires on or After
30/09/2022
Last Updated on: 23 Jun 2022 | 07:44 PM (IST)

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