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Antara is used for the treatment of high cholesterol and high triglycerides. It is only approved for use in adults, and is available in two different strengths. The medication, which is a form of fibrate, works by increasing the production of an enzyme (known as lipoprotein lipase) that breaks down triglyceride-rich particles and increases their removal from the body.
- Lowering cholesterol levels in patients with hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol). Antara can reduce total cholesterol, LDL ("bad" cholesterol), apo B (a component of cholesterol that is related to several heart disease risk factors), and VLDL (very low density lipoprotein cholesterol). It can also raise HDL ("good" cholesterol).
- Lowering triglycerides in patients with hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels). Very high triglyceride levels in the body increase the risk for developing a condition known as pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).