What is Orligal (Orlistat) used for?
Orligal contains the active ingredient orlistat. When combined with healthy diet and exercise, Orlistat helps people lose weight, maintain a steady weight and prevent weight gain. Orlistat helps decrease weight by preventing the absorption of dietary fat into the body. Orlistat is not an appetite suppressant.
How should I use Orligal (Orlistat)?
Orligal is packaged as a pack of 84 capsules, each containing 120mg or orlistat.
The standard dose of Orligal (Orlistat) is one capsule taken three times daily (with each of main meal). The capsules must be taken with a meal to work properly.
Swallow each capsule whole with a glass of water.
Healthy diet and an exercise program should be included as part of your overall weight loss plan.
What are the side effects of Orligal (Orlistat)?
Orlistat can cause some severe adverse reactions in some people including:
If you experience any of the above side effects of orlistat, stop taking the capsules and contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Other side effects more commonly reported include:
The above side effects indicate that Orligal is working as intended. Contact your doctor if you are concerned about these.
Orligal is contraindicated in:
Before taking Orligal (Orlistat), tell your doctor if:
Orlistat can have a negative interaction with other medicines: