Orlistat is a medication for management of weight in individuals of greater BMI score. This comes as the same as of all over the counter medication available. The ingredient has the same ingredient, but the prescription version is more powerful than the over the counter one. The 120mg tablets give the generic version of the known brand Xenical. Unavailability of Xenical has made the only brand available being that of Orlistat.Write Reviews
It dominantly works on decreasing the fats that can be absorbed by the body. Further, this can be enhanced with a good amount of diet and exercise routine.
The medicine is available with consumption with a hard gelatin capsule form. The capsule cones within a dose of 120mg if an active ingredient, which is orlistat. Further inactive ingredients include sodium starch glycolate, microcrystalline celluloses, povidones, and sodium lauryl sulfate. Inside the capsule there contains gelatin, some amount of titanium dioxide and grades of shellac. The pill also contains potassium hydroxide and iron oxide.
The pill is mostly indicated for the management of obesity, which includes weight loss and weight maintenance further. This works only with a well-structured diet, and cannot work alone. The pill is also induced to lessen the risk of weight gain after a weight loss strategy. The specific mass index varies within every individual to use the medication. Risk factors beforehand should be taken into consideration.
The dose of the medicine is 120 mg of a capsule which is taken three times a day. Mostly, within each meal fat content should be high and can be taken within 1 hour of the meals. The equal distribution of carbohydrates, protein, and fat should be adequate. The meals if omitted occasionally, the intake of the medicine is not needed.
Mild symptoms are often seen after the intake of the pill, which aren't experienced by everyone. The only risk of recurring is the induction of low-fat diets. Symptoms such as flatulence, stools which are oily, spotting, and urgent defecation can occur.
Some common side effects mostly occur with the Gastrointestinal (GI) section of the body. Some oily spotting, an urgency to defecate, oily stools are common side effects. Further, nausea, some kind of respiratory disorders, vomiting, influenza and tooth disorders can also occur. Less population have experienced upper and lower respiratory issues and back pains.
The medicine can have some interactions with certain drugs such as levothyroxine, cyclosporine, and many drugs termed as antiseptic. Additionally, precautions should be taken with respect to certain drugs which are antiviral in nature.
When the medicine is taken with the intake of cyclosporine, there has been a decrease in the plasma levels of cyclosporine in the body. The combination of both the drugs is therefore not intended and should be avoided. In case there is an intake of both the drugs, there should be at least a gap of 3 hours before or after the drug has been taken in patients. Additionally, patients who have been administered both the drugs, there should be a constant monitorization within the regular interval.
Carol J. Elliott
I had been trying to lose weight for quite long but nothing helped. it's weird that I decided to go with the medication option but anyway. . I am glad that I chose it because it has helped me a lot in losing weight. thanks again