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Composition FOR LIPOPHAGE

Orlistat(120mg)

food interaction for LIPOPHAGE

alcohol interaction for LIPOPHAGE

pregnancy interaction for LIPOPHAGE

lactation interaction for LIPOPHAGE

medicine interaction for LIPOPHAGE

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lipophage 120mg capsule at a fixed time.
Avoid Lipophage 120mg capsule 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 120mg capsule 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 120mg capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR LIPOPHAGE

Orlistat(120mg)

Uses

Lipophage 120mg capsule is used in obesity

How it works

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

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Flatulence, Diarrhoea, Abnormal feces

COMMON DOSAGE FOR LIPOPHAGE 120MG CAPSULE

Patients taking LIPOPHAGE 120MG CAPSULE

  • 60%
    Thrice A Day
  • 20%
    Twice A Day
  • 20%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR LIPOPHAGE

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  • REESHAPE 120MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Meyer Organics Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 43.50/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 435
    pay 5% more per capsule
  • LIPOCUT 120 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Lupin Ltd
    Rs. 44.95/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 449.50
    pay 9% more per capsule
  • ORLICA 120 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 46.10/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 461
    pay 11% more per capsule
  • OBELIT 120 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 52.30/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 523
    pay 26% more per capsule
  • O STAT 120 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 31.16/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 311.59
    save 25% more per capsule

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 13 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)