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Orlos (Orlistat) Weight Loss Capsule

Orlos weight loss capsules are given to adults over the age of 18 who have been diagnosed as overweight or obese with a BMI of 28 or above to help them achieve their weight loss goals and maintain a more healthy BMI. Orlos is an extra aid to losing weight alongside a healthy diet and exercise. Orlos contains the active ingredient known as orlistat and must be taken with a low-fat diet to prevent unpleasant side effects. You may notice some weight loss within 12 weeks of taking Orlos.

Orlos weight loss capsules are available to buy online at Doctor-4-U.

Please see Orlos Patient Information Leaflet

Last PIL Review Date: 05/09/2019

Prices start at £26.99 for 84 capsules

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What is Orlos and what is it used for?

Orlos capsules are a type of weight loss medication that is designed to be used alongside a low-calorie and low-fat diet. It is intended to help you lose more weight than dieting alone. For instance, if you lost 4lbs, Orlos can help you lose an extra 2lbs. This means your weight loss efforts are rewarded as Orlos helps you reach your weight loss goal sooner. If you are overweight or have a BMI of 28 or above Orlos can help you achieve a healthy weight and BMI and reduce your risk of developing weight-related health conditions.

How does it work?

Orlos weight loss capsules contain the active ingredient called Orlistat which works by targeting the amount of fat that is absorbed in your body. It does this by blocking enzymes in your gut which digest and absorb fat. Orlos stops around a quarter of the fat in your meals from being absorbed, instead of being absorbed the fat is passed out of the body through your stools. This can cause some effects but it encourages you to eat a low-fat diet as the less fat you eat the less likely you will experience side effects.

How to take Orlos capsules

Take Orlos as directed by your doctor or pharmacist and never exceed the recommended dose.

Before starting Orlos capsules you should set your weight loss goal and choose a date for when you will begin this medicine, preferably ahead of time so that you can adjust to your new low-fat and low-calorie diet.

For adults over the age of 18, the usual dose is one capsule to be taken 3 times a day. Take the capsules with each low-fat, low-calorie meal of the day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), either before, during, or up to one hour after each meal. It’s important that there is some fat in your meals as Orlos simply won’t work without fat, but ensure that your daily intake of fat is low.

Who is suitable to take Orlos weight loss capsules?

Orlos weight loss capsules are suitable for adults over the age of 18 who have been diagnosed as overweight or obese. This can be diagnosed by measuring your Body Mass Index (BMI). Your BMI uses your height and weight to calculate if your weight is healthy for you, anything between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered to be a healthy BMI. If your BMI is 28 or above you will be suitable to take Orlos as this is considered to be in the unhealthy range and an indication that you’re overweight or obese.

Who should not take Orlos?

Orlos weight loss capsules may not be a suitable weight-loss method for some people. Always check the patient information leaflet before taking Orlos and ask your doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is safe for you to take. There may be some factors that may make you unsuitable to take Orlos. For instance, if any of the following apply to you, you should not take Orlos weight loss capsules:

  • If you are allergic to orlistat or any of the ingredients in this medicine
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you have cholestasis
  • If you have problems absorbing food

You should also speak to your doctor if you have diabetes, kidney disease, or kidney problems.

Taking Orlos while pregnant or breastfeeding

Orlos weight loss capsules are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women and you should not take this medicine if this is the case. If you’re concerned about your weight during pregnancy or while you’re breastfeeding it’s best to speak to your doctor for advice. If you discover you’re pregnant while taking Orlos you should stop taking it right away.

Taking Orlos with other medication

Before taking Orlos you should tell your doctor or pharmacist if you’re taking any other medication to avoid interaction between the drugs and unpleasant side effects. If you’re taking any of the following medicines you should not take Orlos weight loss capsules, these include:

  • Ciclosporin
  • Warfarin or other blood-thinning drugs
  • Acarbose (an antidiabetic drug)

You should also be cautious of taking Orlos with the oral contraceptive pill.

Why should I be careful of taking Orlos with the oral contraceptive pill?

The way Orlos works may cause diarrhoea as it gets rid of fat through your stools, this can be prevented by reducing your fat intake but if you do get severe diarrhoea this may make your contraceptive pill less effective. While you have severe diarrhoea it’s important to use another form of contraception such as condoms to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

What are the side effects of this weight loss medicine?

Along with diarrhoea, Orlos may also cause some other unpleasant side effects, however, like any medicine, not everyone will experience these side effects. It’s common to have changes in bowel movements while taking Orlos but if they become severe or are bothering you you should speak to your doctor.

Side effects to look out for include:

  • Wind (with or without oily spotting)
  • Sudden or frequent bowel movements
  • Oily discharge, fatty or oily stools
  • Soft stools
  • Stomach pain
  • Incontinence
  • Runny or liquid stools
  • Anxiety

More serious side effects may include bleeding from the back passage, skin blistering, and severe abdominal pain. If you’re experiencing any of these side effects you should stop taking the capsules and consult your doctor as soon as possible.

What can I do to reduce the severity of the side effects?

To reduce the likelihood of experiencing side effects or to reduce their severity, you should make changes to your diet before taking this medicine. This means you should start a low-fat diet at least a week prior to starting the capsules. You should also get to know how much fat is in the foods you’re eating so that you don’t accidentally exceed your limit. Try not to indulge in one high-fat meal, instead, you should spread your fat allowance evenly throughout the day.

The best way to manage symptoms is by adjusting your diet. In the first few weeks of taking Orlos, you’re more likely to experience side effects while you’re adjusting your diet and fat intake.

How long do I take Orlos for and is it effective?

How long you take Orlos depends on how much weight you’ve lost in the first 12 weeks. You should experience some weight loss within this time but if you haven’t lost any weight after 12 weeks you should see your doctor as you may need to stop taking these capsules. It’s not advised that you take this medicine longer than 6 months but your doctor will be able to weigh up the risks and benefits to your health.

Orlos is only effective when it is used alongside a well-balanced and low-fat diet, and being active. To maintain your healthy weight these should be lifestyle changes rather than a temporary diet.

How to buy Orlos weight loss capsules online

You can buy Orlos online safely and securely at Doctor-4-U, as well as other weight loss tablets such as generic orlistat. Doctor-4-U makes ordering weight loss medication online safe, convenient, and fast. We have GMC registered online doctors ready to review your suitability for this medicine via an online medical questionnaire that is completed by you. Once you have been deemed safe to take this medication it will be dispensed by our UK-based pharmacy and delivered to your address via a tracked courier service.

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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  • Dosage Instructions
    The recommended dose of Orlos is one 60 mg capsule to be taken three times daily. The capsule should be taken with water immediately before, during or up to 1 hour after each main meal. If a meal is missed or contains no fat, the dose of Orlos should be omitted.
    Active ingredient: Orlistat
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    Orlos (Orlistat) Weight Loss Capsule Dosage Quantity Cost Including Consultation
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    UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

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    DPD Next Day Delivery, £4.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

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    DPD Next Day Delivery, by 12 Noon, £9.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

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    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

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    DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

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    Active ingredient: Orlistat
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