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Cetilistat

Information

Uses

Cetilistat is used in obesity

How it works

Cetilistat inhibits enzymes responsible for the breakdown of fats in the intestines. As a result, Cetilistat prevents the digestion and absorption of fats in the intestines.

Common side effects

Fat in stool , Abdominal cramp, Flatus with discharge, Oily spotting, Bowel incontinence, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Soft stools

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Expert advice

  • It is recommended that the capsule be taken 1 hour before or after or during the course of a main meal.
  • It is also recommended that exercise and low fat diet to be followed while taking this drug.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • It is important to inform the doctor of any other illness that you may have like diabetes or if you are taking other herbal or nutritional products.

Frequently asked questions

Cetilistat

Q.

Is cetilistat a steroid?
No. Cetilistat is not a steroid

Q.

How does cetilistat work?
Cetilistat inhibits the activity of lipase, a lipolytic enzyme, secreted by the digestive tract and pancreas, and blocks the absorption of fat from the gut, resulting in reduced body weight.


Content on this page was last updated on 22 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)