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Composition for ORLIMAX CAPSULE

Orlistat(60 mg)

food interaction for ORLIMAX CAPSULE

alcohol interaction for ORLIMAX CAPSULE

pregnancy interaction for ORLIMAX CAPSULE

lactation interaction for ORLIMAX CAPSULE

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

SALT INFORMATION for ORLIMAX CAPSULE

Orlistat(60 mg)

Uses

Orlimax capsule is used in obesity.

How it works

Orlimax capsule inhibits enzymes responsible for the breakdown of fat in intestine. Orlimax capsule 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

SUBSTITUTES for ORLIMAX CAPSULE

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Expert advice for ORLIMAX CAPSULE

  • 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 ORLIMAX CAPSULE

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 30 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)