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Orlip X 120 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Orlip X Tablet

Orlip X 120 mg Tablet is a medicine used for treatment of obesity. It helps the body in blocking the absorption of fats from the small intestines and stomach.

Orlip X 120 mg Tablet should be taken along with food. take it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. It works best when it is used along with regular physical activity and healthy diet.

Some common side effects of Orlip X 120 mg Tablet includes presence of fat in the stool, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. It should not be taken for a long term, consult with your doctor for the correct dose and duration.

Uses of Orlip X Tablet

Orlip X Tablet side effects

Common
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fat in stool
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Flatus with discharge
  • Oily spotting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramp
  • Flatulence
  • Soft stools

How to use Orlip X Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Orlip X 120 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Orlip X 120 mg Tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Orlip X Tablet works

Orlip X 120 mg Tablet is a lipase inhibitor. It works in the stomach and small intestine by blocking the absorption of fat from food by blocking enzymes responsible for the breakdown of fat.

Orlip X Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Orlip X 120 mg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Orlip X 120 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Orlip X 120 mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Orlip X 120 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Orlip X 120 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Orlip X 120 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine may be associated with the formation of kidney stones in patients with underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Orlip X 120 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Orlip X 120 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Orlip X 120 mg Tablet is used to aid weight loss in obese individuals.
  • It should be used along with regular physical activity and a healthy diet.
  • Take it during or up to 1 hour after each meal.
  • Skip your dose if you miss a meal or if your meal contains no fat.
  • A multivitamin supplement containing vitamins A, D, and K is recommended when taking Orlip X 120 mg Tablet.
  • It should not be taken for longer than six months. If you have been unable to lose weight after 12 weeks of taking this medicine, you should stop taking it and consult your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Orlip X with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. How long can you stay on Orlip X?

It is not advised to take Orlip X for more than 6 months. Consult your doctor and stop the medication if you do not experience any weight reduction 12 weeks after starting your treatment with Orlip X.

Q. Who should not take Orlip X?

You should not take Orlip X if you are allergic to it, have difficulty absorbing food (chronic malabsorption syndrome), and have cholestasis (a condition where the flow of bile from the liver is blocked). Refrain from using Orlip X if you are taking cyclosporine medicine or blood thinners like warfarin. Along with that, avoid Orlip X if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. What kind of diet should I follow while on Orlip X?

You should stick to low-calorie low-fat diet while taking Orlip X. Having a high-fat meal with Orlip X might increase the chances of developing unpleasant side effects. Try to eat more vegetables and fruits, have small portions, eat regularly, and do not skip any meals.

Q. Can you drink alcohol on Orlip X?

Though alcohol does not interfere with the working of Orlip X, it is recommended that you cut on or avoid alcohol. Alcohol contains calories which will add to your weight. Hence, for effective weight reduction it is best to avoid alcohol.

Q. How quickly does Orlip X work?

Orlip X starts working quickly, within 24-48 hours of taking it. You may even notice fat in your stools. However, it may take about a week or two to show effective weight reduction, which will vary from person to person.

Q. Is it important to follow an exercise program while taking Orlip X?

Yes, exercise may prove to be very helpful for the effective weight reduction and maintenance of reduced weight. An exercise program and low-calorie intake will help maintain your weight even after discontinuation of the medicine.

Q. How does Orlip X help with weight loss?

Orlip X belongs to a class of medicines known as lipase inhibitors. It targets the fat that you eat. It prevents about 25% of fat in your meals from being absorbed. This unabsorbed fat will get passed in stools and get removed from the body.

Q. How should I take Orlip X?

Take Orlip X three times a day and swallow the capsule whole with water. Take it just before, during, or up to one hour after meals. The meal should be well balanced and should include low calorie ingredients. Do not take Orlip X if you miss a meal or your meal does not contain fat, as it will not work in the absence of fat.

Q. How much weight can you lose in a week with Orlip X?

You should set a realistic goal of weight reduction. Aim to reduce 5-10% of your starting weight. This weight loss process should be gradual and at a steady pace. You should try to reduce 0.5 kg of weight per week.

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