Orlistat

  • Orlistat

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Orlistat

From£39.59
  • Medication features

    • Prevents fat being absorbed through the diet
    • Orlistat helps with losing weight when combined with a healthy diet and exercise
    • Orlistat lowers overall body fat

Overview

NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.

Orlistat, sometimes sold under the brand name Xenical, is a weight-loss medication designed to help clinically obese people lose weight. Orlistat is the generic name for the drug that assists weight loss. Xenical is a brand name for Orlistat manufactured by Roche pharmaceutical company.

Both Xenical and Orlistat contain the prescription-strength 120mg dose of Orlistat. There is no clinical difference between Orlistat and Xenical however, generic versions of drugs, like orlistat, are sometimes cheaper than branded ones.

Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.8703.pdf

 

Directions

You should take a 120mg capsule up to 3 times a day, immediately before, during, or up to 1 hour after each main meal. 

Dosage

Take ONE capsule up to 3 times a day, dose to be taken immediately before, during, or up to 1 hour after each main meal

FAQ

  • What is Orlistat?

    Orlistat, sometimes sold under the brand name Xenical, is a weight-loss medication designed to help clinically obese people lose weight. Orlistat is the generic name for the drug that assists weight loss. Xenical is a brand name for Orlistat manufactured by Roche pharmaceutical company.

    Both Xenical and Orlistat contain the prescription-strength 120mg dose of Orlistat. There is no clinical difference between Orlistat and Xenical however, generic versions of drugs, like orlistat, are sometimes cheaper than branded ones.

  • How does Orlistat work?

    Orlistat works by preventing the absorption of fat from your diet. Healthy fats contain many nutrients so weight loss pills only block absorption for about 25% to 33% of the total fat you eat. The undigested fat is then passed through your body and comes out when you go to the toilet.

    Weight loss medication is designed to assist safe and sustainable weight loss when used alongside healthy eating and regular exercise. Orlistat is said to boost weight loss by helping you to lose up to 50% more weight than dieting alone.

  • What are the side effects of Orlistat?

    All medications carry the risk of side effects. For Orlistat and Xenical, the common side
    effects include:

    • Wind with or without oily spotting.
    • Sudden or more frequent bowel motions.
    • Soft stools.

    These side effects are due to how your body will get rid of the undigested fat blocked from absorption by Orlistat. The above symptoms are often because there is still too much fat in your diet as you adjust to healthier eating. Therefore, you can control the side effects by reducing your fat intake.

  • Alternatives

    As well as Orlistat, we also offer Xenical via our online prescription service.

    Also available as an over-the-counter medication is Alli. Alli is another Orlistat weight loss tablet but at the lower dose of 60mg per capsule.

  • How do I get Orlistat or Xenical?

    After you fill out an online questionnaire, your suitability will be assessed by one of our prescribers. Your chosen weight-loss medication will then be available for delivery.

Side Effects

All medications carry the risk of side effects. For Orlistat and Xenical, the common side effects include:

  • Wind with or without oily spotting.
  • Sudden or more frequent bowel motions.
  • Soft stools.

These side effects are due to how your body will get rid of the undigested fat blocked from absorption by Orlistat. The above symptoms are often because there is still too much fat in your diet as you adjust to healthier eating. Therefore, you can control the side effects by reducing your fat intake.

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