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Antara

The generic name is fenofibrate. FEN-oh-FYE-brate FEN-oh-FYE-brate [FEN-oh-FYE-brate]
Brand names: Antara, Fenoglide, Lipofen, TriCor, and Triglide
Drug class: fibric acid derivatives

What is Antara?

Antara assists in reducing cholesterol as well as the triglycerides (fatty acids) in the blood. The presence of high levels of these kinds of fats in the blood can lead to an increase in the chance of atherosclerosis (clogged blood vessels).Antara could be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Antara

Contact emergency medical assistance when you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction (hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your throat or face) or a severe reaction to your skin (fever and sore throat, burning of your eyes, pain in the skin, and the skin is red or purple and causes blisters as well as peeling).In rare instances, Antara can cause a condition that causes the destruction of skeletal muscle tissue, resulting in kidney damage. Contact your physician immediately when you experience unidentified muscle discomfort, tenderness, or weakness, especially when you experience an unusually tired feeling or dark-colored  urine.

Make sure to contact your doctor at any time if you suffer from:

  • Acute stomach pain that can spread across your back or shoulder blade
  • Loss of appetite and stomach pains after eating;
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Affairs, chills, and fever and weakness; mouth sores; cold sores; bleeding or bruising that is unusual;
  • Chest pain, a sudden onset of cough, wheezing or sneezing up blood,
  • Warmth or swelling occurs in an arm or leg.

Common negative side effects of antara could include:

  • Runny nose, sneezing,
  • Laboratory tests that are abnormal

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, simvastatin, lipitor, fenofibrate, Crestor, and Vascepa

Warnings

It is not recommended to use Antara when you suffer from a severe liver condition, gallbladder disease, or kidney disease or are nursing babies.Antara can lead to the destruction of muscle tissue, which could result in kidney failure. Contact your physician immediately when you experience unidentified muscular pain, tenderness, or weakness. This is especially true when you experience unusual tiredness, a fever, and dark urine.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use Antara. If you have an allergy to the ingredient or suffer from:

  • Severely kidney-related disease (or if you're taking dialysis);
  • Liver disease
  • Gallbladder disease.

Do not breastfeed when taking this medication, and at least 5 days follow the last dose.

Speak to your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Kidney disease;
  • Liver disease liver disease
  • Gallbladder-related problems.

Antara may cause the degeneration of muscle tissue, which could cause kidney failure. This happens more frequently for women, especially elderly people, or those with renal disease, the condition known as diabetes, or hypothyroidism, which is poorly controlled (underactive thyroid).It isn't known if this medicine could affect a newborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to be pregnant.Antara is not a product that is approved to be used by anyone younger than 18 years of age.

How to take Antara?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instructions sheets. The doctor might change the dosage. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.Certain varieties of fenofibrate should be taken in conjunction with meals in order to help your body more efficiently absorb the medication. Other brands can be taken either with or without food. Follow the instructions on your prescription label.Suck the capsule or tablet intact. Do not break, crush, dissolve, or even open it.It is possible that you will require frequent medical tests. Even if you don't have symptoms, tests can assist your doctor in determining whether Antara is working.Antara is only a part of a comprehensive programme of treatment that could also encompass diet, exercise, weight management, and various other medicines. Be sure to follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines with the utmost care.Keep at room temperature, free of heat, moisture, and light.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you are able, but avoid any missed doses if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't have two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical help immediately or reach out for support through the Poison Help Line by dialing 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not eat foods that are high in cholesterol, fat, or cholesterol, or Antara is not as effective.Do not drink alcohol. It could raise triglyceride levels and increase the chance of sustaining damage to your liver.

Interaction with other drugs

Certain medicines may make Antara less effective when used in conjunction. If you are taking any of the following medications, then take this medication dose one hour prior or up to 4 hours after taking another medicine.

  • Cholestyramine;
  • Colesevelam;
  • Colestipol.

Discuss with your doctor any other medications you take, particularly:

  • Other cholesterol-lowering medications;
  • Colchicine;
  • A blood thinner, such as warfarin, coumadin, jantoven,
  • Medications that can weaken your immune system, such as cancer medication, steroids, and medications that hinder organ donation

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can interact with Antara, such as prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs. are listed here.

 

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