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Patients should be advised:

  • of the potential benefits and risks of Antara.
  • not to use Antara if there is a known hypersensitivity to fenofibrate or fenofibric acid.
  • that if they are taking coumarin anticoagulants, Antara may increase their anticoagulant effect, and increased monitoring may be necessary. • of medications that should not be taken in combination with Antara.
  • to continue to follow an appropriate lipid-modifying diet while taking Antara.
  • to take Antara once daily, without regard to food, at the prescribed dose swallowing each capsule whole.
  • to inform their physician of all medications, supplements, and herbal preparations they are taking and any change to their medical condition. Patients should also be advised to inform their physicians prescribing a new medication that they are taking Antara.
  • to inform their physician of any muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness; onset of abdominal pain; or any other new symptoms .
  • to return to their physician's office for routine monitoring.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/4/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.


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