What is Orligal (Orlistat) used for?
Orligal (Orlistat) is indicated for weight management. It can reduce body fat, or help maintain a healthy body weight by preveneting weight gain. Orlistat is not an appetitie suppresant. It works by eliminiating excess fat from your diet by preventing its absorption into your body. Use Orlistat along with healthy diet and exercise program for best results.
How should I use Orligal (Orlistat)?
Orligal comes packaged as a box of 84 x 120mg capsules. This equates to a 28-day supply.
Orligal should be taken must be taken with a meal containing dietary fat to work properly. It is most commonly taken with the three main meals fo the day.
Swallow each Orligal capsule whole with a glass of water with your meal.
Orligal will provide optimal results when it is combined with a healthy diet and an exercise program.
What are the side effects of Orligal (Orlistat)?
Orlistat can result in some unwanted side effects. Some of these can be severe and require you to stop taking Orligal. Some side effects are less serious and are just a result of the medicine working asa intended.
Tell your doctor immediately if you experience:
Other side effects you may notice are:
These are to be expected and mean that Orligal is working as it should. Contact your doctor if you are concerned about these.
Orligal should not be taken if you:
Before taking Orligal, make sure your doctor knows if you:
Orlistat can interact unfavourably with some other other medicines, particularly cyclosporine and levothyroxine. If you are taking either of these medicines, make sure to take them three or four hours before or after taking Orligal.