Antara Drug Interactions
More Information on Antara Drug Interactions
The following sections provide detailed information on the specific problems that can occur when Antara is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Antara can increase the anticoagulant effect of warfarin. This means you are at an increased risk of bleeding if you are taking both of these medications. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your INR and prothrombin time more frequently and make any necessary dosing adjustments if this is the case.
HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
The use of Antara with a statin medication should generally be avoided due to the increased risk of kidney and muscle problems. This combination should only be used if the benefit of further lowering cholesterol levels outweighs the risk.
Cyclosporine can make it harder for Antara to be eliminated from the body. If you are taking both of these medicines, you may be at increased risk for developing kidney problems, especially if you have kidney disease. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your progress more closely and make any necessary dosing adjustments if this is the case.
Taking Antara with colchicine may increase the risk of serious problems, including serious breakdown of muscle (rhabdomyolysis). In many cases, though, the benefits of taking Antara with colchicine will outweigh the possible risks. Discuss the risks and benefits for your particular situation with your healthcare provider.
Bile Acid Sequestrants
Bile acid sequestrants can bind to Antara in the digestive tract and decrease its absorption into the body. Antara should be taken at least one hour before or four to six hours after a bile acid sequestrant to avoid this drug interaction.