Orlistat works by blocking enzymes in the gut that normally digest fat, thus preventing its absorption.
In this patient, orlistat, probably secondary to the watery stools, seemed to have progressively caused dehydration and a decrease in intravascular volume.
This information will help you and your physician decide if the expected advantages of orlistat are greater than any possible disadvantages.
Orlistat should be taken with a well-balanced, calorie controlled diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables and contains an average of 30 of the calories from fat.
Find the height closest to your height in the left-hand column. To protect young children from poisoning, always lock safety caps and immediately place the medication in a safe location one that is up and away and out of their sight and reach.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. In placebo-treated group, the mean BMI at day 0 was 34. To gain the maximum benefit from Orlistat you should follow the nutrition program recommended to you by your doctor.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
Coadministration of corticosteroids and testosterone may increase the risk of edema, especially in patients with underlying cardiac or hepatic disease.
This can cause kidney problems, among others.
For estrogen plus progestogen combined HRT, several epidemiological studies have reported an overall higher risk for breast cancer than with estrogens alone.
In postmarketing experience, reports of new onset or worsening edema have been received.
Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Alli may also interfere with the absorption of some medications, and a few cases of liver failure and kidney toxicity have been reported. Orlistat can be taken for as long as you are losing weight by your target amount every 3 months. Here are some ideas about smart snacks that are filling and low in carbohydrates. The bulletin gives the full details of the advice, and patients taking these drugs are advised to consult their doctor before taking orlistat.
Your doctor may ask you to stop treatment if prescribe have been unable to lose at least five per cent of your body weight after 12 weeks of taking orlistat.