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Orlistat (Xenical) Capsules

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Orlistat is a generic medicine that treats obesity in adults. It’s classed as a weight loss aid, as it often helps patients to lose more weight than they would with just diet and exercise alone. If you decide to buy orlistat, it’s important to know that it isn’t a replacement for a healthy lifestyle. In fact, if it isn’t used in conjunction with increased exercise and a low fat diet, it’s unlikely that the drug will help. Orlistat is also known by the brand names Xenical and Alli, but these both contain orlistat as their active ingredient. You can buy orlistat and Xenical online, though they’re prescription-only, whilst Alli can be bought at a lower dose over the counter with guidance from a pharmacist. However, Alli can only be taken for 6 months without seeing a doctor. Orlistat capsules help to stop around a third of fat from your foods being absorbed by the body, and instead helps your body to get rid of it through your stools. This means that ultimately, your calorie intake will be lower due to how the drug works.

Please see Orlistat Patient Information Leaflet

Last PIL Review Date: 11/03/2019

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The vitamin should be taken once a day, at least 2 hours before or after taking Xenical (orlistat) such as at bedtime.

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How does orlistat work?

Many people wonder how orlistat helps with weight loss, and with good reason! It’s always important to know how your medicines work in your body to understand how they help you. Orlistat is a lipase inhibitor, and it works in your digestive system. Lipases are enzymes that are produced by the pancreas when fat is detected. These enzymes help your body to digest the fat by breaking them down into smaller parts to be stored for energy. Orlistat works by interfering with this process and attaches to the lipases. This stops the enzymes from breaking down around 1/3 of the fat that you ingest, ultimately reducing your calorie and fat intake by getting rid of it through your stools. For example, without orlistat, you may absorb 6 grams of fat from a meal. With orlistat, weight loss should be a consequence of the drug only letting your body absorb 4 grams of fat from the same meal. The extra 2 grams should then be expelled by the body through your poo. Orlistat should always be used in conjunction with a low fat and low calorie diet, as well as increased exercise. This is so that the drug can work to its full potential. It isn’t a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, but it can help many obese people that struggle with weight loss through diet and exercise alone.

Orlistat weight loss

Orlistat weight loss capsules are only prescribed to those with a BMI of 28 or higher, as it’s a drug that treats obesity. Patients must also be over the age of 18, as it’s only licensed for use in adults. If you have a BMI below 28, orlistat as a weight loss aid might not be suitable for you, and you should talk to your doctor about other options that might be available. Many obese people are prescribed orlistat by their GP if diet and exercise haven’t been effective for them. Obesity can cause many health issues both in the short-term and long-term, so treating the condition as soon as possible is important, and sometimes that means that medication is needed. The initial target for orlistat weight loss is to lose 5% of your body weight within 12 weeks of treatment. As long as this happens, you should be able to keep taking the capsules, but if it hasn’t made much of a difference, it’s likely that you’ll need to stop treatment as it might not be working for you.

Is orlistat safe?

Orlistat is safe for most people that struggle with obesity as long as they follow the dosage instructions as well as a low fat diet. It’s licensed for use in the UK and is one of the most common medicines for obesity. However, as with most drugs, it might not be the safest option for some people, as it might affect some pre-existing conditions, or could interfere with some other medicines. Whether you have a face-to-face consultation with your doctor, or buy orlistat online through a trusted website, it’s important to disclose any medical conditions or problems you might have, as well as treatments you’re already taking. It’s especially important to avoid orlistat until you’ve spoken to your GP if you:

  • Are allergic to any ingredients (available in the patient information leaflet)
  • Have chronic malabsorption syndrome
  • Suffer from cholestasis (a liver disorder)
  • Are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Have type 2 diabetes

Orlistat’s safety can’t be guaranteed for people with the above conditions, but your doctor might be able to prescribe it to you as long as you’re closely monitored to avoid any adverse effects. Orlistat can also interfere with the following medicines:

  • Anticoagulants (blood thinners)
  • Ciclosporin (an immunosuppressant)
  • Iodine salts
  • Levothyroxine (for hypothyroidism)
  • Amiodarone (for arrhythmia and irregular heartbeats)
  • HIV treatments
  • Beta-carotene
  • Vitamin-E
  • Some antiepileptic medicines
  • Acarbose (for type 2 diabetes mellitus)
  • Contraceptive pill

If you’re using the contraceptive pill, it’s important to know that orlistat can interfere with how effective it is. For example, one of the side effects of orlistat is an increased or urgent need to empty your bowels, and many oral contraceptives are less effective if you experience this. Because of this, it might be a good idea to explore other options for contraception such as the nexplanon implant, a nuvaring, an IUD or traditional barrier methods such as condoms. If none of the above apply to you, orlistat should be safe to take, but if you aren’t sure or have any concerns about starting treatment, you should talk to your own doctor before you buy orlistat.

Orlistat side effects

Due to the way orlistat works in your body, it can cause some unpleasant side effects. Most people that take orlistat capsules find that the side effects are bearable, or that they subside a few weeks after you start treatment, but it’s important to be aware of them so that you aren’t shocked if you do experience them. Many of the side effects are gastrointestinal, but provided that you stick to the recommended low-fat diet, they shouldn’t be too severe. However, if you decide that the side effects do outweigh the benefits of the medication, it might be a good idea to stop treatment and look at other weight loss aids such as Saxenda. Some of orlistat’s side effects include:

Headache
Abdominal pain
Urgent/increased need to poo
Increased flatulence
Flatulence with discharge
Oily discharge
Oily stools
Liquid stools
Low blood sugar
Respiratory inefctions
Flu
Rectal pain
Soft stools
Bowel incontience
Bloating
Teeth/gum issues
Irregular periods
Fatigue
Anxiety
UTI
Skin blisters
Diverticulitis
Bleeding from rectum
Gallstones

Some of the more urgent and serious side effects include allergic reactions, hepatitis and pancreatitis. If you experience any of these, you should seek urgent medical help and stop taking orlistat. Many patients that have taken orlistat in the past note that oily stools, urgent or increased need to poo, and headaches are amongst the most common side effects they experienced.

Orlistat dosage

Prescription orlistat only comes as 120mg capsules, and the recommended dosage is 3 of these per day, taken with a meal. Most people find that taking a capsule at breakfast, lunch and dinner suits them, but this can be adjusted depending on your daily schedule and when you eat a meal. As orlistat capsules work by reducing the amount of fat that your body absorbs from a meal, you can skip a dose if you miss a meal, or if your meal doesn’t contain any fat. It’s important that you don’t take more than the recommended dose. Taking more orlistat than you should hasn’t been shown to increase the amount of weight you lose, but it can increase the risk and severity of side effects.

Orlistat price

As Orlistat is a generic medicine, it’s usually a lot cheaper than branded versions such as Xenical and Alli. For example, orlistat prices at Doctor4U start at £27.99 for a back of 42 (a two-week supply). When you compare this to £59.99 for Xenical, buying generic orlistat saves you £32. As it contains the same active ingredient, you can be sure that both medicines will work the same way in your body.

Buy orlistat

It’s now possible to buy orlistat from trusted websites such as Doctor4U. It’s quick and easy to complete a patient questionnaire which one of our doctors will review. Provided that they’re happy that orlistat is safe for you, they will generate a digital prescription which will be sent to our partner pharmacy, and your order will be shipped to you. When you buy orlistat online from Doctor4U, you’re guaranteed confidentiality and discreet packaging. It’s safe to buy orlistat as long as you make sure that the website you’re ordering from is regulated and operating legally. You can do this by looking for an interactive icon that says “click to verify if this website is operating legally” (you can find ours at the top of any product page, and on the footer of the website). If you do decide to buy orlistat, you should make sure that you read the patient information leaflet included in your order. This should tell you everything that you need to know about the drug.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging that’s eco-friendly. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

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    Active ingredient: Orlistat