- Reduces the amount of fat your body absorbs
- Helps you to lose weight
- Lowers overall body fat
- Genuine medication
- All drugs sourced in the UK
How does Orlistat work?
Orlistat is a weight loss medication that prevents around a third of fat in the food you eat being absorbed by your body. The unabsorbed fat is not digested and therefore passes out of the body in your stools.
How effective is Orlistat?
When used in conjunction with a low-calorie, low-fat diet and regular exercise, most people usually expect to lose around 5% of their original body weight over a 12 week period.
How do I take Orlistat?
One 120mg capsule should be swallowed whole with water three times a day with each main meal. It should be taken immediately before, during, or up to one hour after a meal. Orlistat is intended to be used alongside a low calorie, low fat diet and with an exercise plan.
Orlistat acts upon the food that is consumed, so there is no need to take a capsule if you omit any main meals or eat meals with no fat.
If no weight loss occurs after 12 weeks, we would advise you stop taking orlistat and contact your doctor for further guidance.
What side effects may I experience?
As with all medications, there may be side effects, although many people may not experience any. Side effects include urgent need of toilet facilities and/or more frequent visits, fatty/oily stools, oily anal discharge, flatulence, headache and stomach pains.