It is not advised to take Obitrol 120mg Tablet 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 Obitrol 120mg Tablet.
Q. Who should not take Obitrol 120mg Tablet?
You should not take Obitrol 120mg Tablet 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 Obitrol 120mg Tablet if you are taking cyclosporine medicine or blood thinners like warfarin. Along with that, avoid Obitrol 120mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Q. What kind of diet should I follow while on Obitrol 120mg Tablet?
You should stick to low-calorie low-fat diet while taking Obitrol 120mg Tablet. Having a high-fat meal with Obitrol 120mg Tablet 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 Obitrol 120mg Tablet?
Though alcohol does not interfere with the working of Obitrol 120mg Tablet, 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 Obitrol 120mg Tablet work?
Obitrol 120mg Tablet 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 Obitrol 120mg Tablet?
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 Obitrol 120mg Tablet help with weight loss?
Obitrol 120mg Tablet 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 Obitrol 120mg Tablet?
Take Obitrol 120mg Tablet 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 Obitrol 120mg Tablet 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 Obitrol 120mg Tablet?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.