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Does orlistat really work?

Does orlistat really work?

It is not the fats!!: Orlistat works in very limited situations. Primarily, it is useful for reducing fat absorption. Therefore, if you have a diet high in fats, it may work. However, in many situations; it is not the fat that makes you fat. As the diet industry has attempted to limit fat, to make foods more palatable, the carb content has increased. So sad, now foods are processed and high in sugars. ...Read more

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How quick does orlistat work?

How quick does orlistat work?

No miracle pills: Must walk 60 min every day minimum the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Would taking tablets each dayof Serequel, Skelaxin (metaxalone) and taking Orlistat work, feeling very down and unable to, get to my doctor.?

Would taking tablets each dayof Serequel, Skelaxin (metaxalone) and taking Orlistat work, feeling very down and unable to, get to my doctor.?

?feeling down: David504~ could you re-phrase your question more specifically because its unsure what your question is. The meds you are taking; seroquel and skelaxin (metaxalone) will induce drowsiness.thanks ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with poly cystic ovaries & my gall bladder was removed in 2011 & since I have gained 3st tips on losin weight as orlistat don't work?

I was diagnosed with poly cystic ovaries & my gall bladder was removed in 2011 & since I have gained 3st tips on losin weight as orlistat don't work?

To work on it : Your weight gain is not related to gall bladder surgery, condition with polycystic ovary syndrome , do gain weight, will have fertility problem, some of them will suffer from hypertensions and diabetes, could be controlled, most of the time, by diet, work out, medications and regular follow up by your doctors. ...Read more

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What is orlistat?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is orlistat?

Orlistat: Also, named xenical, is a drug developed to prevent absorption of fats & treat obesity. ...Read more

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Orlistat medicine alternatives?

Orlistat medicine alternatives?

Orlistat: Exercise more eat less. Get the app myfitnesspal.

Track calories for 2 weeks. Then lower intake by 500 a day and you will get to goal eventually. Slow but sure. ...Read more

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Is orlistat harmfull for virgin?

Is orlistat harmfull for virgin?

Unclear: Your question is unclear. Orlistat has shown evidence of leading to weight loss, but probably not sustained in the long run. It is better to increase your physical activity and eat a healthy diet. None of these interventions should have any direct effect on virginity. ...Read more

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How long does one orlistat pill last?

How long does one orlistat pill last?

Half-life = 1-2hrs: https://online.epocrates.com/noframe/showpage.do?method=drugs&monographid=2062&activesectionid=7 lists half-life of orlistat (sold as xenical & alli) as 1-2hrs. Most drugs are theoretically out of your system after 5 half-lives. In this case, you're looking at 5-10hrs. ...Read more

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Does lipo6 for her contains orlistat?

Does lipo6 for her contains orlistat?

No, but B careful: Lipo 6 her by nutrex, is not a non-stimulating harmless fat burner. It does not contain orlistat. It contains many others 2 b used w caution. Citrus aurantium 50% synephrine, caffeine, phenylethylamines, yohimbine all can b stimualting to the heart. The major ingred in lipo6 in general is guggulsterones, which r marketed to support the thyroid by "influencing" t3, (liothyronine) which directly effects the heart. ...Read more

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Can I take oxy elite pro along with orlistat?

Can I take oxy elite pro along with orlistat?

Stop oxy elite: Oxy Elite Pro was recalled due to a link to liver diseasse. Orlistat is ok to help you loose weight ...Read more

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Best drug for dite. It doesnot contain orlistat.

Diet: There is no miracle in diet meds. All have side effects. Consult dr. Have cholesterol checked with focus on triglycerides as well as pre diabetes. Calories in calories out. Only structured life style over years can help. Consulting nutritionist after medical evaluation is wise decision consider understanding carbohydrates, fats, choose wisely. Colored berries as anti oxidants, etc. ...Read more

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How much fat doesn't get absorb in orlistat on a 120mg?

How much fat doesn't get absorb in orlistat on a 120mg?

Back to school: There is no such right answer. But remember Orlistat is a product that will NEVER lead you to real or lasting weight loss. Obesity is a problem of sugars and carbohydrates. Not a problem if fat. This is not new news. Sugar is the enemy. Not fats. ...Read more

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How safe is orlistat if taken 3 times a day? What woykd happen if I take it more than 3 times a day?

How safe is orlistat if taken 3 times a day? What woykd happen if I take it more than 3 times a day?

Side effects: Taking more than the recommended dose increase your chance for side effects: flatulence, fecal urgency, anal leakage...there's no need to go above the recommended dosage. ...Read more

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Does orlistat destroy kidney?

Does orlistat destroy kidney?

See below: One of the side efffects mentioned is oxalate nephropathy
there are increases absorption of oxalate possible from taking this medication, and that can potentially cause damage to the kidney
this is not common but mentioned as a potential problem. ...Read more

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How can orlistat cause hepatotoxicity?

How can orlistat cause hepatotoxicity?

Coincidence likely: There are reported liver toxiicty and in the test tube its toxic to liver cells.
If true; Sure is rare.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlistat#Side_effects
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%28%231%20AND%20%232%29
ON THE OTHER HAND.
Fat in liver occurs with a significant amt of fat in 1/5 fat people. Gallstones, alcohol intake and other liver injurious things also associate with obesity. ...Read more

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What affect does orlistat have on a diabetic?

What affect does orlistat have on a diabetic?

None: It only inhibits the absorption of fat by inhibiting lipase which breaks down fat for absorption. ...Read more

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Does orlistat really help your concentration?

No: Orlistat does not affect your concentration in any way. It prevents you from absorbing some fat from your meal. ...Read more

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Does orlistat destroy the liver?

Does orlistat destroy the liver?

Orlistat works by...: Orlistat works by preventing absorption of fats from the diet by acting as a lipase inhibitor, thereby reducing caloric intake. It's primary side effects are gi-related, including steatorrhea (oily, loose stools with excessive flatus due to unabsorbed fats reaching the large intestine), fecal incontinence ; frequent or urgent bowel movements. Rare cases of severe liver injury have been reported with this drug. ...Read more

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Is true that orlistat is a stimulant?

Is true that orlistat is a stimulant?

No: It's the ingredient in Alli or xenical. It helps you lose weight by binding 30% of the fat you eat and eliminating it out your stool. ...Read more

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Could orlistat make you fat and is orlistat okay with thyroxin?

Could orlistat make you fat and is orlistat okay with thyroxin?

No: Orlistat won't make you gain weight or become obese; however, gaining weight while on the medication is possible. Fortunately, it is not the drug that causes this but rather poor eating habits. Orlistat should be safe with thyroid medications but should avoid taking at the same time. Many drugs and foods can interfere with the absorption of thyroid medications, especially the natural preparations ...Read more

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Is Orlistat save for kidney and liver!!!?

Is Orlistat save for kidney and liver!!!?

Wrong question: You are asking the wrong question. Here us the right question: "Does Orlistat work"? The answer to that is no. It does not work. It will not lead you to any real or lasting weight loss. ...Read more

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Are you allowed to drink alcohol with orlistat?

Are you allowed to drink alcohol with orlistat?

Yes, but...: Most studies have shown that orlistat does not interfere with alcohol metabolism (the body's ability to break down alcohol). However, alcohol is high in empty calories and orlistat is a drug for weight loss. So, although drinking alcohol while taking this drug is not currently contraindicated, it is not wise as you are consuming added calories while simultaneously trying to reduce calories. ...Read more