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Dr. James Chapman
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Prevalite (Overview)

Prevalite is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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I have diarrhea everyday and the dr prescribed prevalite, (cholestyramine) but I am still having accidents where i mess myself, what should I do?

I have diarrhea everyday and  the dr prescribed prevalite, (cholestyramine) but I am still having accidents where i mess myself, what should I do?

Diarrhea: Severe diarrhea and incontinence are not likely to be alleviated by Cholestyramine alone without a specific etiology of the GI abnormalities delineated. Go see a gastroenterologist and be fully evaluated. This does not sound like a simple irritable bowel syndrome, but only a full work-up will tell. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
25 doctors shared insights

Prevalite (Overview)

Prevalite is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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I have diarrhea everyday and the dr prescribed prevalite, (cholestyramine) but I am still having accidents where i mess myself, what should I do?

Diarrhea: Severe diarrhea and incontinence are not likely to be alleviated by Cholestyramine alone without a specific etiology of the GI abnormalities delineated. Go see a gastroenterologist and be fully evaluated. This does not sound like a simple irritable bowel syndrome, but only a full work-up will tell. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What is questran (cholestyramine) used for?

What is questran (cholestyramine) used for?

Binding Bile Salts: Questran (cholestyramine) is a bile acid sequestrate that works by binding bile salts and cholesterol preventing their absorption in the GI tract. With decreased cholesterol absorption the liver makes more low density lipoprotein (ldl) receptors, decreasing the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) in the blood. However, Questran (cholestyramine) can cause increased triglyceride (tg) synthesis and higher blood tg levels. ...Read more

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How long does cholestyramine start working?

A few days: If you're treating jaundice, you should see improvement within a week or two. ...Read more

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Have been told questran (cholestyramine) can not be given as out off stock but qquestran (cholestyramine) light dies not agree with me ?

See your Pharmacist: Discuss this with your pharmacist and they may wish to speak with your physician about your specific problems. ...Read more

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What are bile salts (cholestyramine)?

What are bile salts (cholestyramine)?

Bile binders: These salts bind bile and take it out of your system. They can be helpful in some situations. Cholestyramine also lowers cholesterol indirectly. ...Read more

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Which is better? Cholestyramine or colestipol?

Which is better? Cholestyramine or colestipol?

Better lipid med: It depends is the best answer. These are both good meds depending on the type of elevated lipid. Cholestyramine is used to lower triglycerides and other fats by preventing absorption in the intestine, so if you have a high fat diet this may be a better medicine for you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of crohn's, cholestyramine and entocort?

What are the symptoms of crohn's, cholestyramine and entocort?

Pain & bloody stools: Crohns disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder which causes bloody stools and pain. Cholestyramine & end ivory are medications. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Cholestyramine (Definition)

Cholestyramine is a bile acid reducer which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more