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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