Prevalite (cholestyramine) is a prescription medication that is used to lower cholesterol levels in the body or control itching with certain types of liver disease.
Prevalite has been licensed for several uses, including:
* Lowering LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in patients with high total cholesterol
* Relief of itching caused by a partial biliary obstruction.
Prevalite is part of a class of drugs known as bile acid sequestrants.
It works by binding to bile acids in the intestines, preventing them from being reabsorbed back into the body. Bile acids are made in the liver from broken-down cholesterol. Therefore, removing these substances from your body helps to lower your blood cholesterol. Prevalite can lower both total and LDL cholesterol.
For weight loss; please seek advice from a doc/pharmacist, hope the info helps?
- Prevalite Information for Consumers
- Prevalite Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prevalite (detailed)
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