Orlistat – 120mg

84 Tablets

Orlistat is a prescription only medication for the treatment of obesity. When Orlistat is taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise, your chances of losing weight are increased. Orlistat contains the same active ingredient as Xenical.

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Orlistat is a prescription only medication to help you lose weight. Orlistat works by preventing the absorption of fats in your diet by acting as a lipase inhibitor. By reducing the amount of fat absorbed through your diet, you will reduce your daily calorie intake. Orlistat is for those who are obese or overweight. Orlistat can be used by anyone overweight who also has additional risk factors that could lead to obesity, which include elevated lipids or diabetes.

Orlistat should be used alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise. Orlistat should only be used if a lower calorie diet, and an increase in physical activity has not helped you lose the desired amount of weight. Orlistat is not an alternative to a healthy diet or regular physical exercise, and must be used in conjunction with both.

Instructions / Dosage for Use

Orlistat comes as a 120mg tablet, which should be taken with each main meal each day. Each Orlistat tablet can be taken before, during or up to an hour after each meal. Each tablet should be swallowed with a glass of water. Orlistat is not an alternative to a healthy diet, and should be taken with a healthy, well-balanced diet. Your diet should contain be calorie controlled, and contain on average no more than 30% of its calories from fat. You should avoid eating any high fat snacks in between meals, but instead have snacks rich in fruit and vegetables. If you have a meal that contains no fat, or you miss a main meal then Orlistat will be of no aid to your weight loss. Orlistat can only be effective in the presence of dietary fat. With a reduced calorie diet and an increase in physical exercise, you can expect to lose more than 5% of your body weight after 12 weeks of treatment. Consult your doctor if you aren’t seeing results that match this. Please consult your doctor if you haven’t been taking the medication as prescribed. Taking more than the advised dosage will not lead to quicker results.

Warning for Use

If you are known to be allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in Orlistat, please do not take Orlistat. Do not take Orlistat if you have chronic malabsorption syndrome, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or if you have cholestasis.

Orlistat can cause fatty or oily stools, which is a harmless side effect of the medication. This is caused by the fat that Orlistat is preventing from being absorbed from your diet. The higher the fat content in your diet, the higher the risk you will see this side effect from using Orlistat. Your fat intake should be evenly distributed between all your main meals to avoid any gastrointestinal side effects.

As Orlistat can have gastrointestinal effects, it can interfere with other medications that you may be taking. Please consult your doctor before starting Orlistat, if you take any other medication for other conditions. As you lose weight, the dosage of other medications may need to be altered, so please consult your doctor as your weight begins to fall.

It is recommended that females who use an oral contraceptive use an alternative contraception when using Orlistat as a treatment.

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84 Tablets

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