4 doctors weighed in:
How does orlistat damage small intestine?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: It doesn't
Orlistat doesn't damage small intestines.
All it does is to block lipase, the enzymes that degrades fats in the duodenum causing fatty diarrhea eventually leading to weight loss due to fat malabsorption.

In brief: It doesn't
Orlistat doesn't damage small intestines.
All it does is to block lipase, the enzymes that degrades fats in the duodenum causing fatty diarrhea eventually leading to weight loss due to fat malabsorption.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Thank
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics
In brief: Short answer
Orlistat blocks your body's absorption of some fat-soluble vitamins and beta carotene.
Therefore, when you use orlistat you should take a daily multivitamin that contains vitamins a, d, e, k, and beta-carotene. Take the multivitamin once a day, 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking orlistat, or take the multivitamin at bedtime.I have not found any information of damages to small intestines.

In brief: Short answer
Orlistat blocks your body's absorption of some fat-soluble vitamins and beta carotene.
Therefore, when you use orlistat you should take a daily multivitamin that contains vitamins a, d, e, k, and beta-carotene. Take the multivitamin once a day, 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking orlistat, or take the multivitamin at bedtime.I have not found any information of damages to small intestines.
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Thank
Read more answers from doctors