Lowering triglyceride and cholesterol levels often starts with making changes in your lifestyle. For example, people often switch to a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fats, limit their alcohol consumption, and try losing weight and exercising. If lifestyle changes alone do not lower triglyceride or cholesterol levels enough, certain medicines, such as Antara™ (fenofibrate), may be necessary.
Since Antara can lower both LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels (along with lowering total cholesterol and increasing HDL), a person can decrease his or her risk of developing certain health problems in the future by taking it. This medicine comes in the form of a capsule and is taken once a day, ideally at the same time each day. At this time, the drug is approved for use in adults only.
(For more information on this medicine, click Antara. This article tells you what you need to know about potential side effects, dosing guidelines, available strengths, and more.)