Since Prevalite can lower total and LDL cholesterol levels, a person may be able decrease his or her risk of developing certain health problems in the future. This includes conditions such as:
Prevalite should be used in combination with diet and exercise.
The combination of Prevalite and a statin (Crestor®, Pravachol®, Lescol®, Mevacor®, Altoprev®, Lipitor®, Zocor®) or niacin (nicotinic acid, Niaspan®, Niacor®, Nicolar®) can further lower cholesterol.
Some general considerations for when and how to take this product include the following:
- Prevalite is generally taken twice a day, but based on your healthcare provider's recommendation, may be taken up to six times per day.
- This product should never be taken in its powder form. Make sure to follow the preparation directions on the prescription. The powder may be mixed with water, non-carbonated beverages, liquid soup, apple sauce, or crushed pineapple.
- Each dosage should be taken with a meal and plenty of water to avoid constipation.
- If prescribed to lower cholesterol, Prevalite should be used in combination with lifestyle modifications. This includes a healthy diet low in cholesterol and saturated fats, limited alcohol use, weight loss, and exercise.
- This medicine should be taken at the same time every day to help maintain an even level of medicine in the blood. Do not take it more often than directed.
- This medication may reduce the absorption of some medications. If you are taking another medication, you may need to take it one hour before or four to six hours after you take your Prevalite. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist can let you know which medications need to be taken separately from Prevalite.
- For Prevalite to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.