Orlistat 120mg Capsules
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If you're struggling with obesity, weight loss medications such as Orlistat can prove effective in helping you to lose weight. Taking Orlistat 120mg tablets in conjunction with healthy lifestyle changes such as exercise and diet have been proven to help patients lose weight.
- Generic version of Xenical
- Helps you to lose weight
- Reduces the amount of fat your body absorbs
- Lowers overall body fat
Buy Orlistat Weight Loss Pills Online
Orlistat (Xenical) Capsules can be ordered from our UK registered online prescribing service. Simply complete an online medical questionnaire as part of your order. This helps our prescribers make sure it is safe and suitable to prescribe for you.
If approved by our medical team, our pharmacy team will receive a prescription. This will be dispensed and dispatched to your delivery address using Royal Mail or DPD.
What is Orlistat and what is it used for?
Orlistat tablets are an effective weight loss medication used to treat obesity and reduce overall weight gain.
Through clinical trials, Orlistat was proven to block around one third of all fat consumed with meals. Working directly in the stomach, Orlistat can help to make weight loss more effective than with a healthy diet and increased exercise alone.
Patients are expected to lose around 5 to 10 percent of their initial body weight. The effect of Orlistat can also help to develop a better consideration and understanding of how much you eat and what you are consuming, eventually lowering your intake of snacks and unhealthy food.
Orlistat can only be purchased by those classed as obese with a BMI of over 30, or a BMI of 28 with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, cornary heart diesease and even some types of cancer. Speak to one of our consultants during our consultation process to find out more.
How does Orlistat work?
The body needs to break down dietary fats into smaller pieces before absorbing them. Orlistat works by obstructing the enzymes that break down the fats in your diet, halting the absorption process.
Interrupting the enzymes means that any undigested fat is then flushed through the bowel. However, it is still possible to gain calories from sugar and other non-fat sources, so it’s important to lead a healthy diet whilst taking this treatment.
Orlistat 120mg reviews
The reviews of Orlistat 120mg are generally positive, although many people report side effects surrounding their bowel movement. Most reviewers remind the reader that it is important to consume less fat to avoid these side effects.
However, reviewers almost universally stated that they lost weight, some stating that they found it much easier to lose weight through this method than any kind of fad diet. Most reviewers also recommend an exercise programme to make fat loss even easier.
Can you buy Orlistat over the counter?
You can only use Orlistat if a pharmacist or a doctor deems it necessary. In most cases, Orlistat is only available on prescription. Whilst you can buy Orlistat through our website, a short consultation is needed. Provided you have no health conditions that will interfere with Orlistat and are not on any other medication; you can buy Orlistat online at our pharmacy. We currently sell Orlistat 120mg in tablet form.
Patient Information Leaflet
Orlistat dose amount and how to take it
To get the desired effects from Orlistat tablets, we advise you follow the steps below:
- The optimum time to take orlistat is during your meal or an hour post-meal
- One Orlistat 120mg tablet should be taken three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with a glass of water
- Avoid heavy meals rich in fat as this may increase your chance of side effects
By following the outlined guidance below from medical professionals, you will reduce the likelihood of undesirable symptoms and side-effects, and therefore make your weightloss more efficient.
- Not only does a low-fat diet help to lose weight, but many side effects significantly reduce when monitoring the fat and oil content of your meals
- Orlistat is most effective when taken in conjunction exercise and a low-fat diet
- Closely monitor your weight loss during the first 12 weeks of treatment with Orlistat. If you have lost less than 5% of your starting weight, you should consider alternative treatments. (Smaller amounts of weight loss may be acceptable for people with preexisting conditions such as diabetes.)
How to get the best results from Orlistat
To get the best results from Orlistat, make sure that less than 30% of the calories you consume come from fat. Also, it’s important that you make sure to factor in a balanced amount of carbohydrates, fat, and protein.
It is also recommended to take some fat-soluble vitamins, as Orlistat can get in the way of these being absorbed. You should take a multivitamin supplement with A, D, E and K vitamins. Do not take this at the same time as Orlistat - make sure it is at least two hours before the meal or two hours after.
It’s also very important to consume a generally healthy diet and keep exercising whilst taking Orlistat.
Please note that this medication is only for those who are struggling with obesity; if you just need to lose a little weight, you can usually manage this through diet and exercise.
How long does Orlistat take to work?
With a controlled diet and regular exercise, you should start to see results within two weeks whilst taking Orlistat 120mg tablets. Speak to your doctor about how long you should take the medication for as it differs for everyone and depends on your BMI and body fat percentage. Remember, Orlistat works in conjunction with a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Who can take Orlistat?
Orlistat is suitable for most obese adults. If you have any of the following conditions, speak to your doctor before trying this medication:
- A history of allergies to any medication. This is because Orlistat may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause an allergic reaction
- A history of eating disorders, including bulimia and anorexia nervosa
- Chronic malabsorption syndrome
- Underactive thyroid
- Kidney problems, including kidney stones
- Diabetes - people with diabetes do take this medication but you will need more monitoring by your doctor
- Pregnancy, breastfeeding and Orlistat
You should not use Orlistat if you are pregnant or trying to conceive. This is because weight loss whilst pregnant may harm your baby. If you are trying to conceive, consider losing weight first. If you become pregnant whilst taking Orlistat 120mg tablets, speak to your doctor for advice.
If you are breastfeeding, we recommend consulting with your doctor before taking Orlistat as research around this subject is very limited and they will have the most up to date information at the time.
Orlistat can interact with some drugs. Therefore, it’s advisable to contact a doctor or pharmacist before taking Orlistat 120mg tablets if you take any other medication, including supplements and herbal medicines.
You should take particular care if you take any of the following drugs, as they are known to react with Orlistat. If you take any of these, consult your doctor about other medication for weight loss.
- HIV medications
- Warfarin, which is a blood thinner
- Seizure medication - Orlistat may make it less effective. You will need to speak to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking this medication with Orlistat
Orlistat side effects
There are not many side effects associated with Orlistat tablets but your body can experience a change in bowel movements. As 30% of fat isn't being absorbed, yet passed through your system, it comes out in stools and flatulence as an oily discharge.
This highlights the importance of altering your diet to only contain low-fat/ low-oil foods as then, this side effect is significantly reduced. If you eat high calorie, greasy or oily meals whilst taking orlistat, this can result in uncontrollable bowel movements.
Other common side effects include:
- Increased bowel movements
- Fatty stool
- Intestinal gas
- Less bowel control
Side effects are typically uncommon or milder in people who eat less fat. If these side effects feel severe or if your body does not feel like it is getting used to them, speak to your doctor.
Rare side effects include:
- Nausea/ vomiting
- Dark urine
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes
- Pain in the stomach and abdominal area -these could all indicate liver disease.
- Pain whilst urinating
- Back pain
- Bloody or pink urine - these could all indicate kidney stone
If you experience any of these side effects, stop taking Orlistat and speak to your doctor immediately. If your symptoms are severe and you can't get hold of your doctor, go to A&E or seek medical attention immediately.
Allergic reactions to Orlistat are infrequent, but they are possible nonetheless. If you experience any of these allergic reaction symptoms, call 999 or go to A&E. Make sure that you take the leaflet from your medication with you to A&E to help the medical professionals treat you.
- A blistered, red, or swollen rash anywhere on the body
- Itching and swelling, particularly if it is on your face
- Difficulty breathing
- Bad dizziness
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