Compare Crestor vs. Antara

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

Crestor
(rosuvastatin)

Antara
(fenofibrate)

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.Lowers cholesterol. Antara (Fenofibrate) is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but it's not as good as statins for improving cholesterol.
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5.02Crestor
Reviews for Crestor (rosuvastatin)
60%
of people (All ages) say Crestor (rosuvastatin) is worth it
47%
say it works well
15%
say it's a big hassle
751 reviews
Have you used Crestor (rosuvastatin)?
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Reviews for Antara (fenofibrate)
27%
-33% worse vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin)
14%
-33% worse vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin)
29%
-14% worse vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin)
Have you used Antara (fenofibrate)?
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Side effects
CrestorAntara
  • Headache 1%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Muscle pain 2%
  • Joint pain 1%
  • Diabetes mellitus 1%
  • Dizziness 1%
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  • Abnormal liver function tests 7%
  • Abdominal pain 1%
  • Increased ast 2%
  • Increased alt 1%
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase 2%
  • Constipation 1%
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How it works
CrestorAntara
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).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).
Type of medication
CrestorAntara
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
CrestorAntara
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
CrestorAntara
Risk factors for serious side effects
CrestorAntara
    • Heavy alcohol use
    • Prior history of chronic liver disease
    • Pregnancy
    Detailed Crestor (rosuvastatin) risks & warnings »
    • Taking Antara (Fenofibrate) with statins
    • Past history of liver disease
      • Taking Antara (Fenofibrate) with anticoagulants
              Detailed Antara (fenofibrate) risks & warnings »
              Pregnancy

              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.

              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.

              Alcohol
              CrestorAntara
              • 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.
              • Drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly can raise your risk of liver damage.
              • Don't drink a lot of alcohol while taking this medicine.
              Kidneys and liver
              CrestorAntara
              • 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.
              • 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.
              Upsides and benefits
              CrestorAntara
              • 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.
              • 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
              CrestorAntara
              • 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.
              • 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.
              Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
              CrestorAntara
              • 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.
              • 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.
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