Compare Antara vs. Trilipix

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

Antara
(Fenofibrate)

Trilipix
(Fenofibric Acid)

Lowers cholesterol. Antara (Fenofibrate) is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but it's not as good as statins for improving cholesterol.Lowers cholesterol. Trilipix is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but it's not as good as statins for improving cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk.
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Reviews & ratings
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Reviews for Antara (Fenofibrate)
27%
of people say Antara (Fenofibrate) is worth it
14%
say it works well
29%
say it's a big hassle
Reviews for Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid)
49%
+22% vs. Antara (Fenofibrate)
22%
+8% vs. Antara (Fenofibrate)
25%
+4% vs. Antara (Fenofibrate)
Side effects
AntaraTrilipix
  • Abnormal liver function tests 7%
  • Increased ast 2%
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase 2%
  • Abdominal pain 1%
  • Inflammation inside the nose 1%
  • Constipation 1%
  • Increased alt 1%
More Antara side effects »
  • Abnormal liver tests 7%
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase 2%
  • Abdominal pain 1%
  • Inflammation inside the nose 1%
  • Decreased liver function 1%
More Trilipix side effects »
How it works
AntaraTrilipix
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).Trilipix 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).
Type of medication
AntaraTrilipix
Cholesterol-lowering
Fibric acid
Prescription only
Cholesterol-lowering
Fibric acid
Prescription only
Available as
AntaraTrilipix
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for (click to learn more)
AntaraTrilipix
Risk factors for serious side effects
AntaraTrilipix
  • Taking Antara (Fenofibrate) with statins
  • Past history of liver disease
    • Taking Antara (Fenofibrate) with anticoagulants
            Detailed Antara (Fenofibrate) risks & warnings »
            • Taking Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) with statins
            • Past history of liver disease
              • Taking Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) with anticoagulants
                        Detailed Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) risks & warnings »
                        Pregnancy category
                        AntaraTrilipix
                        CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

                        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.

                        See the FDA package insert
                        CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

                        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.

                        See the FDA package insert
                        Alcohol
                        • Drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly can raise your risk of liver damage.
                        • Don't drink a lot of alcohol while taking this medicine.
                        No specific alcohol-related info.
                        Food
                        No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
                        Kidneys and liver
                        • People on Antara (Fenofibrate) while taking statins 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.
                        • People on Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) while taking statins 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.
                        Sex
                        No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
                        Sleep
                        No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
                        Weight
                        No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
                        Upsides and benefits
                        AntaraTrilipix
                        • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
                        • Good medicine for lowering triglycerides.
                        • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
                        Downsides and risks
                        AntaraTrilipix
                        • 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.
                        • In clinical studies, Trilipix hasn't lowered cholesterol or the risk of heart attack and stroke better than statins.
                        • Different forms and strengths of this medication can't be substituted for each other.
                        Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
                        AntaraTrilipix
                        • Can cause backache or headache.
                        • 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 triglycerides.
                        • Call your doctor if you develop muscle or abdominal pain.
                        • Can be used with other medications to help lower cholesterol.
                        • Can raise your chance of getting colds and flu.
                        • Also taking Welchol or Questran? Take this medicine at least 2 hours before or 4 hours after.
                        • Lowers triglycerides.
                        • Call your doctor if you develop muscle or abdominal pain.
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