Does anyone use lipase inhibitors for weight loss? How are they working out?

Orlistat. Orlistat is lipase inhibiter and is used to loose weight in over weight individuals with low fat, low calorie diet and exercise. So fat is in not absorped in its entirity and is passed undigested in stools. So total calorie absorption is reduced and because of the side effects which are not pleasant people cut down on their fat intake and that helps too.

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Can I use lipase inhibitors for weight loss?

Can, but. Lipase inhibitors may be used as one item in weight loss, keeping in mind the side effects, such as diarrhea, anal leakage, bloating, mal-absorption of fat soluble vitamins etc. Better option is to limit caloric intake and increase physical activity.

Does anyone use lipase inhibitors for longterm weight loss?

Sometimes. They are only useful for limited amounts of loss, and you can get foul smelling, greasy stools. I am not aware of long term success stories, but I am not a dedicated weight loss doctor. Overall they have a cost, and I do not believe they are popular, or a long term solution.

How are lipase inhibitors used for weight loss?

Orlistat. Orlistat is lipase inhibiter and is used to loose weight in over weight individuals with low fat, low calorie diet and exercise. So fat is in not absorped in its entirity and is passed undigested in stools. So total calorie absorption is reduced and because of the side effects which are not pleasant people cut down on their fat intake and that helps too.