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.
Antara® (fenofibrate) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions. These Antara uses include:
- Lowering cholesterol levels in patients with hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol). Antara can reduce both total and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and raise HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).
- Lowering triglyceride levels in patients with hypertriglyceridemia (high triglycerides). Triglycerides are fat-like substances found in the body.
Brand-name Antara is manufactured by Lupin Pharma. However, generic versions are also available.
- Fenofibrate 43 mg
- Fenofibrate 130 mg.
- 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.