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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor prescribed fenofibrate hor my high triglycerides, may I use orlistat instead? Because i want to lose weight
Used orlistat for 1 month and lost 1.5 kilos, it's been 1week that i haven't used the pills anymore but i've gained 2 kilos already, what should I do?
Lifestyle : Unfortunately your story is a common one. Medications are not shown to lead to sustained weight loss although they have been recognized as kick starters. The most important factors in weight loss are diet and exercise. Not the answer you may want to hear. Focus on frequent, smaller portions, cut out excessive carbohydrates and polyunsaturated fats and sources of excessive sugar including soda. ...Read more
How safe is orlistat if taken 3 times a day? What woykd happen if i take it more than 3 times a day?
Contraindicated: Not safe in pregnancy. Safety category changed from b probably safe to x contraindicated. You should not try to lose weight while pregnant. Make sure to eat a well balanced diet and continue to exercise to make sure your baby is healthy. Avoid all medications unless you speak to your obstetrician first. Take care! ...Read more
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
Im having rashes from orlistat, should i stop taking it or just side effect that will be gone afterwards??
Stop: Usually rashes are a sign that you are allergic to the medication. ...Read more
Is orlistat a good medication to have to lose weight without side effects for teenagers?What does it do?
Avoid Orlistat: There is no diet pill that is both safe and effective in proving long term and healthy weight loss. You must get out of the mindset that there is some magic trick to changing weight other than changing how one eats, what one eats and how much they move with exercise. Weight loss works when one limits their calories, makes sure most of the calories are protein and then exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, it's okay to take together.Get a more detailed answer ›