Orlistat, a lipase inhibitor, aids weight loss in obese people alongwith a low calorie diet and also in people with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart diseases.
How to use
Consult a paediatrician for the use of this medicine in children.
Consult your doctor for exact dosage and when to take this medication and take exactly as directed.
If you notice any of the symptoms listed below or any other symptoms which seem severe/persistent contact your doctor immediately.
loss of control of bowel movements
shortness of breath
severe stomach discomfort
yellow color appearing in your skin/whites of your eyes
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to the formulation of this medication or any other medication in any other form.
Inform your doctor about any other medication you may be taking in any other form.
In case of overdose call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed/not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breast feeding or planning to conceive.
If you conceive whilst on a course with this medication inform your doctor immediately.
You may need to change your diet whilst on this medication.
Inform your doctor if you have or have ever had :
problems absorbing food
any other weight-loss medications
Do not double doses to make up for a missed dose. If you miss a dose consult your doctor and make a note of the same.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Store at 15 degrees C to 30 degrees C away from heat and moisture.
If you need to undergo any kind of surgery, inform your doctor you are taking this medicine.
Do not treat yourself with OTC medication whilst on a course with this medication, without consulting with your health care professional.
Avoid alcohol and alcohol containing beverages whilst on a course with this medication.