Drug Interactions

There are several medications that may potentially interact with Prevalite (see Prevalite Drug Interactions).

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Prior to taking Prevalite, you should notify your healthcare provider if you have:
  • Stomach problems
  • Gallbladder disease or gallstones
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Constipation
  • A biliary obstruction
  • Recent surgery
  • Bleeding problems
  • Phenylketonuria
  • An allergy to Prevalite or any other medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
It is also important to let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • A frequent user of alcoholic beverages.
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Prevalite Precautions and Warnings for more information on this topic.)

Are There Alternatives to Prevalite?

Lowering cholesterol should begin with lifestyle modifications. This includes a diet low in cholesterol (see Low Cholesterol Diet) and saturated fats, limited alcohol use, weight loss, and exercise. If lifestyle changes alone do not lower cholesterol to a desirable level, certain medications, such as Prevalite, may be necessary.
In general, cholesterol treatment is aimed at lowering LDL cholesterol levels enough to reduce the risk of developing complications associated with high cholesterol (see Effects of High Cholesterol). If you are at a higher risk, you will have a lower LDL goal.
(Click High Cholesterol Risk to see a list of risk factors that may affect your cholesterol level and a general guideline of ideal LDL cholesterol levels.)
For most people, Prevalite is quite effective in lowering cholesterol. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur, and people may wish to consider a substitute for Prevalite. These substitutes could include other bile acid sequestrants, statins, or other cholesterol medicines.
(Click Prevalite Alternatives to learn more about substitutes for Prevalite.)
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