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A 27-year-old member asked:

what happens if you are taking orlistat pills and you skip a meal but you don't skip your pill?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holtanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Nothing: You'll just be wasting a pill, because it has no meal to work on.
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Not much: There is not much that would happen. You should be fine!

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to take co codamal and orlistat together?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, it's okay to take together.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What will happen if you don't eat but still take your orlistat pills?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Not necessary, if it not eating you dont.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How quickly does orlistat begin to work?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
45 minutes: Usually within a few minutes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to mix orlistat and fat burners?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
No: I cannot recommend over the counter fat burners, the active ingredient in many of these products is very high dose caffiene which could cause problems.
A 53-year-old member asked:

What affect does orlistat have on a diabetic?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Some benefit: For the most part it would have the same effects as without diabetes. That being said, weight loss is a huge benefit in diabetes and can dramatically improve the control and prognosis of the disease so if orlistat helps you lose weight , it can only help. Orlistat can cause bad diarrhea and if you have a tendency for hyperglycemia use caution. Always check with your doctor first!

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