How To Use
- Take orlistat as directed by the doctor.
- Take orlistat by mouth with each meal that contains fat or within 1 hour after the meal.
- Usually 3 times daily.
- Avoid swallowing the orlistat.
- Take orlistat regularly to get the most benefit from it.
- To help remember, take orlistat at the same time.
- Quantity is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
- Do not increase your quantity or take this product more often than directed.
Do not increase the quantity than prescribed by the doctor. There must be some weight loss within 2 weeks after you start orlistat. If the condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away. Do not flush orlistat down the toilet. Keep orlistat out of the reach of children. Store the orlistat at room temperature. Keep orlistat away from sunlight.
Orlistat is used in combination with diet adjustment in obese patients to manage their weight.
Side effects of orlistat include:
- Severe stomach/abdominal pain
- Dark urine
- Yellowing eyes/skin
- Back pain
- Pain when urinating
- Pink/bloody urine)
- Severe dizziness
- Trouble breathing
Consult your doctor before using orlistat during pregnancy for a better analysis.
Consult your doctor before using orlistat during lactation for a better analysis.
Its use has shown a risk of drowsiness; therefore avoid using it while driving.
Its use has shown risk to the liver. Consult your doctor before using orlistat for a better analysis
Its use has shown risk to kidneys. Consult your doctor before using orlistat for a better analysis.
The use of alcohol should be limited or avoided while using orlistat.
Patients who are allergic to orlistat or any of its components should consult the doctor before taking it. If taking any vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products are taken then consult the doctor before using orlistat. If any sort of swelling is experienced, consult your doctor immediately. Using orlistat, especially in high concentrations, might result in a severe rash.
Orlistat should not be used in patients with chronic malabsorption, and cholestasis (bile flow is reduced due to obstruction).
What are the uses of Orlistat?
This medication is used for losing weight with a doctor approved exercise program, behavior change, and a reduced calorie diet.
How to take Orlistat?
Use it as prescribed by your health care provider. It can be used by obese individuals to lose weight or maintain weight by individuals who have already lost weight.
The dosage of this medicine is dependent on the age, condition, and its severity. Please consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.
How to store Orlistat?
Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet.
Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.
Will I have to avoid eating certain foods during use of this medicine?
Avoid eating high cholesterol and oily fattening foods. It is recommended to consume low fat and healthy nutritious food alongside using this medicine such as fruits, almonds, avocados, etc. For further guidance, consult your healthcare provider.
What else can I do to maintain good health?
To manage your cholesterol levels you can make several lifestyle changes such as:
• Following a light regular physical exercise routine
• Limiting use of alcohol
• Limiting or complete cessation of smoking
• Eating healthy
• Taking care of your physical and mental health
Will I see instant results?
It may take some time for the medicine to work effectively. Use it regularly and as prescribed by your healthcare provider for the best results.
Does Orlistat have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?
This medicine should not be used during pregnancy.
The effects of this medicine in lactating females are unknown. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.
What are the side effects of this medicine?
You may experience the following:
• Changes in bowel movement