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Prevalite (Cholestyramine) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Prevalite (Cholestyramine) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Prevalite has an overall score of 6. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Prevalite review by 40 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   diarreah
Dosage & duration:   1/2 hour before each meal (dosage frequency: usually 3 x a day) for the period of perspcription was for 3 months
Other conditions:   irritable bowel syndrome
Other drugs taken:   thyroid medication
Reported Results
Benefits:   The benefits of this treatment was there was a decreased amount of bowel movements per day. Also severe cramping and urgency to empty the bowel was decreased by 50% and meals could be enjoyed, even when out in public places where a washroom might not be available.
Side effects:   Somtimes constipation would occur, and there would be a tight, bloating feeling in the lower abdomen.
Comments:   Treatment was to take this medication one half an hour before eating a meal. Powder was to be mixed in water or other fluid except carbonated beverages. Medication was to be taken for one month to see if there was an improvement in the symptoms of constant diareah after meals.

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