Generic Name(s): Cholestyramine
Drug Class: Bile acid sequestrant
Treats: High blood cholesterol, biliary obstruction
Prevalite is a drug that is used to help lower levels of cholesterol in the blood. Prevalite is also used to treat itching that is as a result of the gallbladder being blocked. It is usually used together with a healthy diet to help lower blood cholesterol.
Prevalite is a drug used to lower cholesterol in the blood, decreasing the risk of heart attack and strokes. Prevalite has a generic name known as Cholestyramine/Aspartame.
Prevalite may also be used in other treatments if prescribed by the doctor. Use the drug as directed by your health care provider.
Prevalite is taken orally 1 to 2 times in a day. Since Prevalite is in the form of powder, you should not hold it in your mouth to avoid teeth damage.
Prevalite may have the following side effects:
- Abdominal pain
Just like any other drug, Prevalite may interact with other drugs. To avoid these interactions, always share a list of other drugs you may be using either prescribed or non-prescribed to your doctor.
If you use Prevalite with any herbal product, you increase the risk of serious side effects. Always follow instructions given by your doctor.