Orlistat belongs to a class of medication known as Lipase Inhibitors.
Orlistat aids weight loss in Obese people alongwith a low calorie diet, by decreasing the amount of fat absorbed from your diet.
This medicine is to be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Consult your doctor on when and how to take this medicine. Take exactly as directed, and follow the dietary instructions prescribed by your doctor.
If you notice any of the symptoms listed below or any other symptoms which seem severe/persistent contact your doctor immediately. Yellow color appearing in your Skin/Whites of your eyes Loss of control of Bowel Movements Severe Stomach Discomfort Irregular Menstrual Cycle Joint Pain/Tenderness Shortness of Breath Rash/Itching Back Pain Weakness Arthritis Fainting
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to the formulation of this medication or any other medication in any other form. Drugs used to treat Diabetes Dietary Supplements Herbal Products Cyclosporine Pravastatin Warfarin 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.
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 59 degrees F to 86 degrees F, away from heat and moisture.
Inform your doctor if you have or have ever had : If you are taking any other weight-loss medications Problems absorbing food Gallbladder Problems Anorexia Nervosa Gallstones Diabetes Bulimia Consult your doctor about your diet. You may need to change your diet whilst on this medication.