Antara and Weight Gain
There are many potential side effects with Antara, and weight gain, while rare, has been reported in less than 1 percent of patients. Because it is so infrequent, however, it is difficult to determine whether it is caused by the medication. If you are taking Antara and weight gain becomes a problem, try eating a low cholesterol diet, participating in regular physical activity, and limiting your alcohol intake.
Similar to a number of other cholesterol medications, weight gain is a rare problem for people taking Antara® (fenofibrate). It occurs in less than 1 percent of people. Given how uncommon weight gain is, it is difficult to say whether it is a side effect of Antara or actually caused by other factors.
If you are noticing a weight gain with Antara, there are some things that you can do. Some suggestions include:
- Eat a low cholesterol diet that includes:
o Lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk productso Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nutso Few foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars
- Engage in regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week
- Limit your intake of alcohol.
(Click BMI Calculator to see if your weight is within a healthy range.)
If you are noticing a weight gain with Antara, talk to your healthcare provider. He or she can give you other suggestions for dealing with any weight gain. If the weight gain continues, he or she may recommend other lifestyle choices or possibly switch you to another cholesterol medication.