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Composition for LIPOPHAGE

Orlistat(120 mg)

food interaction for LIPOPHAGE

alcohol interaction for LIPOPHAGE

pregnancy interaction for LIPOPHAGE

lactation interaction for LIPOPHAGE

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lipophage 120 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Lipophage 120 mg tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lipophage 120 mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Lipophage 120 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for LIPOPHAGE

Orlistat(120 mg)

Uses

Lipophage 120 mg tablet is used in obesity.

How it works

Lipophage 120 mg tablet inhibits enzymes responsible for the breakdown of fat in intestine. Lipophage 120 mg tablet thereby preventing the digestion and absorption of fats from intestine.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Back pain, Body ache, Difficulty in controlling bowel movements, Light colored stools, Dark colored urine, Diarrhoea, Fever, Anxiety, Headache, Irregular menstrual cycle, Jaundice, Ankle swelling, Limb swelling, Nausea, Rectal pain, Rectal discomfort, Sticky stools, Stomach pain, Stomach pain / epigastric pain, Vomiting, Weakness, Yellow discoloration of skin

Common Dosage for LIPOPHAGE 120 MG TABLET

Patients taking LIPOPHAGE 120 MG TABLET

  • 67%
    Thrice A Day
  • 22%
    Once A Day
  • 11%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for LIPOPHAGE

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    Rs. 42.35/tablet
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    Rs. 28.90/tablet
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Expert advice for LIPOPHAGE

  • Orlistat should not be taken if patient is allergic to orlistat.
  • It should not be taken by those who have malabsorption (poor absorption) issues.
  • It should not be taken by women who are breast feeding.
  • It should not be taken with a high fat meal.
  • Do not use this drug if you are pregnant.

Frequently asked questions for LIPOPHAGE

Orlistat

Q.Is Orlistat available in India?
Orlistat is available in India with the brand names Orlean, Vyfat, Lipocut, Olistat, Obelit, Orlica, Reeshape, Xenical and Zerofat

Q.Is Orlistat safe and effective?
Orlistat is safe and effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is Orlistat available without prescription?
Orlistat as Alli is available without prescription but Xenical is available only with prescription. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

Q.How long can I take Orlistat?
Therapy should not continue for more than 6 months along with diet and exercise. If the patient does not lose weight in 12 weeks he/she should consult the doctor and follow his advice

Q.Can I take Orlistat with anti-depressants, antibiotics, gabapentine, levothyroxine, venlafaxine, metformin, raspberry ketones?
All these drugs are known to have some drug-drug interactions with Orlistat and hence should be taken together only based on doctor's recommendation

Q.Does Orlistat burn existing fat or reduce appetite?
Orlistat prevents absorption of fat from the food in the intestine. It does not burn fat. Orlistat may cause reduction of appetite

Q.Does Orlistat affect the liver or cause cancer?
No studies of Orlistat affecting the liver or causing cancer have been reported.

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Content on this page was last updated on 17 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)