What is Vyfat (Orlistat) used for?
Vyfat (Orlistat) is an oral medication prescribed to obese or severely overweight patients to aid weight loss. It operates by preventing the absorption of some fat consumed during meals allowing it to pass through the body without being deposited. When used along with a balanced diet and regular exercise this treatment can greatly reduce body fat and prevent cardiac conditions. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Vyfat (Orlistat)?
Vyfat (Orlistat) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one capsule taken along with a meal or within one hour after a meal. These tablets should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. Do not open the capsules or dissolve their contents in water as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Vyfat (Orlistat)?
Vyfat (Orlistat) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are severe gassiness, oily discharge from the anus, urgent need to use the bathroom, severe diarrhoea, upset stomach, vomiting, oily or fatty stools, oily stains in the undergarments, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Inform your doctor immediately if any serious side effects occur to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency.
Vyfat (Orlistat) should not be used by patients who are breastfeeding, children under the age of eighteen, who have cholestasis, or chronic malabsorption syndrome. Also disclose if you have epilepsy, hypothyroidism, kidney disease, if you are taking antiretroviral medications for HIV, or if you are taking amiodarone. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Vyfat (Orlistat) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Vyfat (Orlistat) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.