What is Astatin
Astatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or “statins.” Astatin reduces levels of “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of “good” cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL). Astatin is used to treat high cholesterol, and to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors. Astatin is used in adults and children who are at least 10 years old. Astatin may also be used for purposes not listed in Astatin guide.
Astatin side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop taking Astatin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness;
- confusion, memory problems;
- fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine;
- swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all;
- increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss; or
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice.