What is Prevalite?

Cholestyramine or colestyramine (Questran, Questran Light, Cholybar, Olestyr) is a bile acid sequestrant, which binds bile in the gastrointestinal tract to prevent its reabsorption. It is a strong ion exchange resin, which means it can exchange its chloride anions with anionic bile acids in the gastrointestinal tract and bind them strongly in the resin matrix. The functional group of the anion exchange resin is a quaternary ammonium group attached to an inert styrene-divinylbenzene copolymer.

Cholestyramine removes bile acids from the body by forming insoluble complexes with bile acids in the intestine, which are then excreted in the feces. As a result of this loss of bile acids, more plasma cholesterol is converted to bile acids in the liver to normalize levels. This conversion of cholesterol into bile acids lowers plasma cholesterol levels.

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I have been perscribed prevalite for itching. No gallbladder. Would like to know if I can mix it with psyllium husk. Would like to take it at...

doctor1 MD

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no known interactions

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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Prevalite is the trade name for the medication...

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I am currently on prevalite powder and was not thinking and took two alieve about 30 minutes after taking the prevalite powder and now I feel...

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aleve tablets are NSAIDs so, it wont be of much problem, nausea side effect has u have taken this soon after the prevalite powder but nothing to...

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I had my gallbladder r emoved 5 years ago every since I have bile salt diarrhea had to have a stint put in last year because the duct was blocked....

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Possible Acute surgical Pancreatitis,need ERCP

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Hi Mam,

I understand your query and concern.

Your symptoms could be...

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