Antara

(fenofibrate)

2.5/ 5 average rating with 56 reviewsforAntara
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Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides.

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Antara (fenofibrate) is effective at lowering triglyceride and cholesterol levels, but may cause liver problems and muscle pain.

Quick facts about Antara
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fenofibrate)
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Upsides

  • Antara (fenofibrate) can reduce triglycerides by about 20-50%.
  • Although not as effective at lowering triglycerides, Antara (fenofibrate) can lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).
  • There is a less expensive generic version available.
  • You only need to take it once a day, with or without food.

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People’s experience with Antara

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Downsides

  • Not as effective as statins in lowering cholesterol levels. You shouldn't take Antara (fenofibrate) by itself to lower cholesterol.
  • Drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly while taking Antara (fenofibrate) can increase your risk of liver damage.
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of gallbladder, liver or kidney disease. Antara (fenofibrate) might not be the best choice to lower your triglyceride levels.
  • Antara (fenofibrate) can interact with other medications such as warfarin, colchicine, and sulfonylureas.
  • Antara (fenofibrate) was not shown to reduce rates of death in people with type 2 diabetes.

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Antara (fenofibrate) is a cholesterol and triglyceride-lowering medication. These are fats that can accumulate in your blood and tissues leading to heart and artery disease.

Quick facts about Antara
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fenofibrate)
People’s experience with Antara

56reviews so far. What do you think?

What to expect when you take Antara (fenofibrate) for High cholesterol

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Side effect rates for Antara (fenofibrate)

From 804 clinical trials of Antara when taken for high cholesterol
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Respiratory disorder
  • Stomach pain
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Increased AST
  • Increased ALT
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase
  • Nausea
  • Constipation

Risks and Warnings for Antara (fenofibrate)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking Antara (fenofibrate) with statins
    • Elderly patients
    • Patients with diabetes
    • Patients with a history of renal failure.

    People taking Antara (fenofibrate) have reported muscle pain, which may lead to muscle and kidney damage. Talk to your doctor if you develop sudden and unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness and, fever or dark-colored urine.

Common concerns from people taking Antara (fenofibrate)

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Interactions
  • Antara (fenofibrate) can interact with other medications such as warfarin, colchicine, and sulfonylureas.
Alcohol
  • Drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly while taking Antara (fenofibrate) can increase your risk of liver damage.
Food
  • You only need to take it once a day, with or without food.
Kidneys and liver
  • There have been reports of liver damage with the use of Antara (fenofibrate), especially in people with a history of liver disease. Your doctor may monitor your liver with blood tests on a regular basis. Contact your doctor if you are feeling tired, have stomach pain, abdominal pain, or yellowing of your skin or eyes.
  • If you notice signs of liver problems (dark urine, feeling tired, stomach pain, throwing up, yellow skin or eyes), pancreas problems (severe stomach pain, back pain, or upset stomach) or gallstones (sudden pain in the abdomen area, yellow skin/eyes, or fever with chills), tell your doctor immediately.
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of gallbladder, liver or kidney disease. Antara (fenofibrate) might not be the best choice to lower your triglyceride levels.