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. It's also available as a generic.Lowers cholesterol. Antara (Fenofibrate) is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but it's not as good as statins for improving cholesterol.
Reviews & ratings
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5.02Crestor
Reviews for Crestor
60%
of people (All ages) say Crestor is worth it
47%
say it works well
15%
say it's a big hassle
751 reviews
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Reviews for Antara
27%
+33% better vs. Crestor
14%
+33% better vs. Crestor
29%
+14% better vs. Crestor
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Side effects
CrestorAntara
  • Muscle pain 2%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Headache 1%
  • Diabetes mellitus 1%
  • Joint pain 1%
  • Dizziness 1%
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  • Constipation 1%
  • Rhinitis 1%
  • Increased AST 2%
  • Increased ALT 1%
  • Increased Creatine Phosphokinase 2%
  • Abdominal Pain 1%
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How it works
CrestorAntara
Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin medication that changes the amount of cholesterol your body makes. It lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and improves your "good" cholesterol (HDL) levels.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 onlyLower-cost generic availablePrescription onlyLower-cost generic available
Available as
CrestorAntara
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
CrestorAntara
Risk factors for serious side effects
CrestorAntara
  • Taking Coumadin (warfarin)
  • Age 65 or older
  • Taking higher doses of Crestor (rosuvastatin)
  • Diabetes
  • Heavy alcohol use
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
  • Don't have more than 2 glasses of alcohol a day since Crestor (rosuvastatin) can cause liver damage.
  • You're more likely to have side effects if you're a female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, or take more than one medicine for cholesterol.
  • Don't drink a lot of alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly can raise your risk of liver damage.
Kidneys and liver
CrestorAntara
  • People on Crestor (rosuvastatin) have reported muscle pain which can lead to muscle or kidney damage. This is more likely to happen if you're older and if you're taking higher doses of Crestor (rosuvastatin). If you suddenly feel severe muscle pain or weakness and you haven't been exercising, stop taking Crestor (rosuvastatin) and talk to your doctor right away.
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin) can cause liver damage. If your urine is darker than normal or if you notice a yellow color in your eyes or skin, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may run some tests to see how your liver is working.
  • People with liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes are also more likely to have side effects from Crestor (rosuvastatin).
  • 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.
Pain
CrestorAntara
  • Call your doctor if you have sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin) isn't safe to use if you're pregnant since it can hurt the fetus.
No pain related info.
Upsides and benefits
CrestorAntara
  • It's a good first choice medicine for lowering cholesterol levels when diet and exercise aren't enough.
  • Slows down the buildup of fatty deposits in your blood vessels, otherwise known as a hardening of the arteries.
  • In clinical studies, Crestor (rosuvastatin) has the strongest effect on lowering "bad" cholesterol compared to other statins.
  • Can lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
  • Available as a generic drug.
  • 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
  • You're more likely to have side effects if you're a female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, or take more than one medicine for cholesterol.
  • People with liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes are also more likely to have side effects from Crestor (rosuvastatin).
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin) isn't safe to use if you're pregnant since it can hurt the fetus.
  • 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 levels.
  • Don't have more than 2 glasses of alcohol a day since Crestor (rosuvastatin) can cause liver damage.
  • Don't take antacids for at least 2 hours before and after taking Crestor (rosuvastatin).
  • Call your doctor if you have sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
  • Let your doctor know if you have dark urine or a yellow color in your 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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