Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular

Antara 

(fenofibrate)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular
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Lowers cholesterol.

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Our bottom line

Antara (Fenofibrate) is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but it's not as good as statins for improving cholesterol.

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Best available price for 30 (160mg) tablets of fenofibrate

Upsides

  • Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
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Downsides

  • 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.
How it works

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).

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

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Side effect rates for Antara (fenofibrate)

Risks and Warnings for Antara (fenofibrate)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking Antara (Fenofibrate) with statins

    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.

Common concerns from people taking Antara (fenofibrate)

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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.
Kidneys and liver
  • 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.