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This medication is employed with a doctor-approved exercise, behavior change, and reduced-calorie diet program to assist you reduce. it's employed by certain overweight people, like those that are obese or have weight-related medical problems. Taking orlistat also can help keep you from gaining back the load you've got lost. Losing weight and keeping it off can lessen many health risks that accompany obesity, including heart condition, diabetes, high vital sign, and a shorter life.
Dietary fats got to be weakened into smaller pieces before the body can absorb them. Orlistat works by blocking the enzyme that breaks down fats in your diet. This undigested fat then passes out of your body in your movement. Orlistat doesn't block the absorption of calories from sugar and other non-fat foods so, you continue to got to restrict your total intake of calories.
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If you're taking the over-the-counter product to self-treat, read all directions on the merchandise package before taking this medication.
If your doctor has prescribed this medication, read the Patient Information Leaflets if available from your pharmacist before you begin taking orlistat, and every time you get a refill. Take this medication as directed by your doctor, orally with liquid sometime during each meal that contains fat or within 1 hour after the meal, usually 3 times daily. If you miss a meal or your meal contains no fat, skip that dose of the medication. To decrease the prospect of unpleasant side effects, no quite 30% of the calories in your diet must come from fat. Your daily intake of fat, protein, and carbohydrates should be evenly cover 3 main meals.
Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for extended than prescribed. Your condition won't improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.
Because this drug can interfere with the absorption of certain vitamins (fat-soluble vitamins including A, D, E, K), a daily multivitamin supplement containing these nutrients is suggested. Take the multivitamin a minimum of two hours before or 2 hours after taking orlistat (such as at bedtime).
If you're taking cyclosporine, take it a minimum of 3 hours before or after orlistat to form sure the complete dose of cyclosporine is absorbed into your bloodstream. If you're taking levothyroxine, take it a minimum of 4 hours before or after orlistat.
You should see some weight loss within 2 weeks after you begin orlistat. Tell your doctor if your condition doesn't improve or if it worsens.