Brand: Orlistat  

Drug Type: Lipase inhibitors 

Form: Tablet

Age limit: 18 years and above

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A medication called Orlistat 120mg Tablet is used to treat obesity. It helps the body stop fats from being absorbed in the stomach and small intestine. Orlistat 120mg Tablets have to be consumed with food in the prescribed quantity and time frame. It has to be inhaled in its entirety. It works together with regular exercise and a balanced diet. Unless your doctor directs you, it should not be taken for an extended period of time. Along with the medication, fatty foods are avoided for the medication to work more effectively.


Administer Orlistat 120mg Tablet by mouth thrice daily. It is had with water. The dosing instructions are explained to the patient. It is in addition to the side effects of the drug. One should take this medication until the doctor sees fit. The doctor is in charge of the prescription. 


The side effects of Orlistat 120mg Tablet are visible differently in different people. The side effects are mentioned below:

  1. Nausea
  2. Itching
  3. Dark urine
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Stomach pain
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Sleep problems
  8. Weakness

The doctor knows how to manage the side effects. Visit the expert in case the side effects persist for a long time. 


The dosage depends on severity and patients response. One 120-mg capsule of this medication is taken three times daily, with the main meal containing fat as the suggested dosage. This medication can be taken before a meal, or an hour after the meal. The patient should follow a low-calorie, nutritionally-balanced diet with about 30% of calories from fat. Three main meals should be consumed each day to evenly balance the daily intake of fat, carbohydrates, and protein. The dosage of this medicine can be skipped if a meal is occasionally missed or doesn’t have any fat.

Patients should be advised to take a multivitamin containing fat-soluble vitamins to guarantee appropriate nutrition because Xenical has been demonstrated to impair the absorption of several fat-soluble vitamins and beta-carotene.


  1. Adverse side effects of combining Orlistat 120mg Tablet with other medicines exist. Book an appointment with the doctor if these side effects occur.
  2. Ask your doctor before using Orlistat if you are allergic to it or any other drugs. The item may include an inactive component that might lead to allergic reactions or other severe issues.
  3. Patients with diabetes mellitus may experience glycemic control issues after losing weight. In some people, it could be necessary to lower the dosage of oral hypoglycemic drugs (such as sulfonylureas) or insulin.
  4. Children should not consume this medication. 
  5. This medication should not be used by pregnant women. It is not safe for them. 

The doctor is the authority on what to avoid when taking this medication. Some precautions heeded are for a better outcome.


Orlistat 120mg Tablet interacts with other medicines and can reduce the effectiveness of the medication taken. The doctor informs the patient about the drugs that should not be mixed.

The other drugs it interacts with stated below:

  1. Metformin
  2. Lomitapide
  3. Nelfinavir
  4. Warfarin
  5. Ospemifene
  6. Ritonavir
  7. Pioglitazone
  8. Nateglinide
  9. Multivitamin

The diseases that interact with this medicine are Diabetes and Nephrolithiasis.   


Active Ingredient Inactive Ingredients
Orlistat FD&C Blue No. 2
Titanium dioxide
Black iron oxide

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