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Antara (Fenofibrate) is used to help lower bad cholesterol and fats. This will also help to raise good cholesterol in the blood. Lowering some bad cholesterol in the body may decrease the risk of pancreas disease. This medication is used along with a proper diet.
In addition to a proper diet and other lifestyle changes that may help this drug work better. A proper diet may be losing weight f overweight, exercising, and stopping smoking.
How does Antara (Fenofibrate) work?
Fenofibrate works by increasing the removal and breakdown of bad cholesterol from your body. This helps lessen the risk of cholesterol building up in your blood vessels. That it might cause serious health problems, such as stroke or heart attack.
Why use Antara (Fenofibrate)?
Antara (Fenofibrate) belongs to the class of medications called fibric acid derivatives. This comes as a capsule with the active ingredient of Fenofibrate. Each capsule has 43 mg and 130 mg of micronized Fenofibrate. This is to be administered orally. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication.
How to use Antara (Fenofibrate)?
The recommended dosage is based on your medical condition and response. Remember to take it at the same time each day. Do not use more than the prescription.
Antara (Fenofibrate) is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken once a day. You may take it with or without food or as directed by your doctor. Take each dose exactly as it is prescribed.
It is very important to follow your doctor’s advice about diet and exercise. It may take up to 2 months before you get the full effect of this medication.
What are the side-effects of Antara (Fenofibrate)?
Common side effects:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Stomach pain
- Back pain
Inform your doctor if these serious side effects occur:
- Severe stomach or abdominal pain
- Dark urine
- Easy bruising
- Unusual bleeding
- Sudden cough
- Chest pain
- Wheezing rapid breathing
- Coughing up blood
- Yellowing of eyes or skin
- Persistent nausea or vomiting
Warnings and Precautions
- Tell your doctor if you are allergic to this drug. Tell also if you have any medical history or current medications.
- Call for medical help if there are signs of an allergic reaction such as hives or difficulty breathing.
- This may not be prescribed for pregnant women and breastfeeding women. Talk to your doctor first.
- Keep this far from the reach of children.