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Are people using lipase inhibitors for weight loss in the u.S.?
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In brief: No
Lipase inhibitors are not marketed in the United States, and are therefore not prescribed.

In brief: No
Lipase inhibitors are not marketed in the United States, and are therefore not prescribed.
Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Crystal Twynham
My apologies -- I forgot about Orlistat (Xenical) which IS a lipase inhibitor ... it reduces the amount of fat that can be broken down and absorbed, so it goes from the small intestine unabsorbed into the colon, where it is sometimes broken down by bacteria to gases, or pulls water into the colon and causes diarrhea, sometimes with incontinence. My apologies.
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