Compare Antara vs. Crestor

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Antara
(fenofibrate)

Crestor
(rosuvastatin)

Lowers cholesterol. Antara (Fenofibrate) is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but it's not as good as statins for improving cholesterol.Lowers cholesterol. Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is one of the most effective statins to improve cholesterol, but the brand name medication is expensive. Statin side effects can be difficult to deal with, but the benefits might outweigh the risks.
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Reviews for Antara (fenofibrate)
27%
of people (All ages) say Antara (fenofibrate) is worth it
14%
say it works well
29%
say it's a big hassle
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Reviews for Crestor (rosuvastatin)
60%
+33% better vs. Antara (fenofibrate)
47%
+33% better vs. Antara (fenofibrate)
15%
+14% better vs. Antara (fenofibrate)
751 reviews
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Side effects
AntaraCrestor
  • Abnormal liver function tests 7%
  • Abdominal pain 1%
  • Increased ast 2%
  • Increased alt 1%
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase 2%
  • Constipation 1%
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  • Headache 1%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Muscle pain 2%
  • Joint pain 1%
  • Diabetes mellitus 1%
  • Dizziness 1%
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How it works
AntaraCrestor
Antara (Fenofibrate) is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It removes triglycerides from your body and makes it easier to process "bad" cholesterol (LDL). This also increases "good" cholesterol (HDL).Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It lowers the amount of cholesterol your body makes, which helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).
Type of medication
AntaraCrestor
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
AntaraCrestor
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
AntaraCrestor
Risk factors for serious side effects
AntaraCrestor
  • Taking Antara (Fenofibrate) with statins
  • Past history of liver disease
    • Taking Antara (Fenofibrate) with anticoagulants
            Detailed Antara (fenofibrate) risks & warnings »
              • Heavy alcohol use
              • Prior history of chronic liver disease
              • Pregnancy
              Detailed Crestor (rosuvastatin) risks & warnings »
              Pregnancy

              Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

              Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

              Alcohol
              AntaraCrestor
              • Drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly can raise your risk of liver damage.
              • Don't drink a lot of alcohol while taking this medicine.
              • You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
              Kidneys and liver
              AntaraCrestor
              • Reports of liver damage have been reported in people who take Antara (Fenofibrate), especially in people with a history of liver disease. Your doctor may monitor your liver with blood tests on a regular basis.
              • Statins can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, and liver damage. Some people have to stop taking this medicine because of these problems.
              • People on Crestor (Rosuvastatin) have reported muscle pain which may lead to muscle and kidney damage. This has been very rare. Talk to your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain or weakness or fever and you don't know why.
              • Liver damage has been reported in people who take Crestor (Rosuvastatin). If you notice dark urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may monitor your liver periodically.
              Upsides and benefits
              AntaraCrestor
              • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
              • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
              • Slows down the buildup of fatty deposits in your blood vessels, otherwise known as hardening of the arteries.
              • In clinical studies, Crestor has the strongest effect on lowering "bad" cholesterol compared to other statins.
              • Can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
              Downsides and risks
              AntaraCrestor
              • In studies, it didn't lower heart disease in people with Type 2 diabetes.
              • According to new guidelines, you shouldn't take this medicine by itself to lower cholesterol.
              • Drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly can raise your risk of liver damage.
              • Different forms and strengths of this medication can't be substituted for each other.
              • Even with a generic available in 2016, can be expensive.
              • Statins can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, and liver damage. Some people have to stop taking this medicine because of these problems.
              • You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
              • Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
              Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
              AntaraCrestor
              • Lowers triglycerides.
              • Can cause backache or headache.
              • Call your doctor if you develop muscle or abdominal pain.
              • Don't drink a lot of alcohol while taking this medicine.
              • Also taking Welchol or Questran? Take this medicine at least 1 hour before or 6 hours after.
              • You should use this medicine in combination with a healthy diet.
              • Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and raises good cholesterol.
              • Don't take antacids for at least 2 hours before and after taking this medicine.
              • Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
              • Tell your doctor if you notice dark urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
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