Generic Antara

There are two strengths of generic Antara (fenofibrate) currently available. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that these generic products are equivalent to the brand-name drug. However, generic medications can contain different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medicine, which may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.

Generic Antara: An Overview

Antara® (fenofibrate) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions. These Antara uses include:
Brand-name Antara is manufactured by Lupin Pharma. However, generic versions are also available.

Availability of Generic Antara

Generic Antara capsules are available in the following strengths:
They are made by manufacturers such as:
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Lupin Pharma.
The version made by Lupin Pharma is actually an "authorized generic," which means it is the actual brand-name medication that is just packaged and sold under a generic name.  

Is Generic Fenofibrate as Good as Antara?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Antara versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Antara.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities. Also, note that there are several different brand-name fenofibrate drugs, and generic versions of these other drugs are not equivalent to Antara.
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