This medicine contains the active ingredient Orlistat (usually available as Orlistat hydrochloride monohydrate) is an appetite suppressant that is administered orally for the treatment of obesity.
How It Works
It is a centrally-acting serotonin-nor epinephrine reuptake inhibitor. so, called appetite suppressants.Orlistat weight loss pills cannot burn your body fat. It is used to control hunger. It works by acting on appetite control centers in the brain to decrease appetite. Orlistat is used in combination with a reduced calorie diet and exercise to help people who are overweight lose weight and maintain their weight loss.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include fast heartbeat.
Orlistat side effects
Frequently encountered side effects are: dry mouth, paradoxically increased appetite, nausea, strange taste in the mouth, anorgasmia and delayed ejaculation, upset stomach, constipation, trouble sleeping, dizziness, drowsiness, menstrual cramps/pain, headache, flushing, or joint/muscle pain.
Direction to take this medicine (How to use)
Take by mouth exactly as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The full effect on weight may require four to six weeks. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for a longer period of time, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval. Over time, this drug may not work as well as it did at the beginning. Consult your doctor if weight increases.