orlistat weight loss medication


orlistat weight loss medication

Orlistat is a medication used to help people lose weight. It works by preventing the body from absorbing some of the fat from food.

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What is Orlistat?

Orlistat is used to treat obesity. It is intended to work alongside a low-calorie intake diet to reduce obesity. 

How does it work?

Orlistat works by blocking approximately one-third of the fat in the food you eat from being digested. It will attach to the enzymes in the digestion system and block them from breaking down some of the fat from your food. Since it cannot be digested, the fat that wasn't digested is eliminated from the body as waste. 

Is Orlistat suitable for me?

Orlistat will not be suitable for you if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients or if you are breastfeeding. It's also important to disclose your medical history to your doctor before starting any prescriptions.

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Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Headache
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Abdominal pain/discomfort
  • Urgent or increased need to open the bowels
  • Wind
  • Wind with discharge
  • Oily discharge
  • Oily or fatty stools
  • Liquid stools
  • Increased elimination of stools
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Low blood sugar levels

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Orlistat.

Take one capsule immediately before, during or up to 1 hour after each main meal. Up to a maximum of 3 capsules daily. 

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Additional Information

Orlistat is available as a prescription drug and also sold over the counter in some countries. Orlistat can also be known as Xenical.

There are two main forms of orlistat:

The prescription-only form, which is sold under the brand name Xenical. This form of orlistat is only available with a doctor's prescription. The over-the-counter form, which is sold under the brand name Alli. This form of orlistat does not require a prescription but is only approved for use in adults aged 18 years and older who have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m2 or greater.

Orlistat is generally well-tolerated but can cause some gastrointestinal side effects, such as flatulence and oily stools. It may also interact with certain medications, so it is important to talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting orlistat if you are taking any other medications.

If you are interested in trying orlistat, talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you.

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How do you get the best results from Orlistat?

Orlistat is most effective when used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. It is important to take Orlistat exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The medication should be taken with each main meal that contains fat (no more than 30% of the total calories for that meal). It can be taken with or without food.

What does Orlistat do to your body?

Orlistat works by preventing the body from absorbing some of the fat from food. When Orlistat is taken with a meal that contains fat, it binds to the enzymes in the gut, which prevents them from breaking down and absorbing some of the fat. This process results in about 30% of the fat being excreted from the body in the stool.

Is this medication suitable for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the ordear has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

Is Orlistat good for weight loss?

Orlistat is usually prescribed for people who are overweight or obese and have not been able to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. It is important to talk to your doctor about all of the potential risks and benefits of Orlistat before starting treatment.

How long will Orlistat take to work?

Orlistat can help people lose weight within a few months, but it is important to keep taking the medication even after weight loss has occurred. People who stop taking Orlistat usually regain the weight they have lost.

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For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.

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