What is Orlistat
Orlistat is an over-the-counter medication used to help people lose weight. It is a medication used to block fat from being absorbed by your body. The most common uses of this medication are for people who need to lose weight or to reduce the risk of gaining lost weight again. While the medication helps with weight loss, you must also maintain a healthy diet while using Orlistat. Needless to say this medication is only for use by adults.
Also needless to say you should never purchase these types of medication from anyplace but a licensed pharmacy. As internet vendors that sell such medication, have been known to sell pills that contain harmful ingredients.
As with most drugs you should consult your personal doctor if you are taking other medications to make sure they will not cause a bad reaction. Women who are pregnant should not take this drug as weight loss is not advisable during pregnancy. If you have any major medical problems, should always consult your personal doctor before starting any new medicine regiment, as it could harm you more then help you.
Another important facts is you should never share medicine with another person, what is helpful to you may harm another person. This medicine needs to be kept out of the reach of children at all times.
Make sure your diet is not high in fat. High-fat diets in combination with Orlistat can increase your risk of adverse side effects on your stomach and digestive functions.
Before using this medication
You should not consider taking this medication if you are affected by any of the following, these include but are not limited to gallbladder problems, chronic malabsorption syndrome, if you are pregnant, have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, have a eating disorder, underactive thyroid, or liver disease.
Proper use of this medication
You should take Orlistat as it is labeled or as directed by your doctor. Never take larger amounts then directed as it may have adverse affects on your body. If you are unsure about the precise use of Orlistat, consult your pharmacist upon purchasing Orlistat.
Normally Orlistat is taken three times a day, once breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you miss a meal or eat a non-fat meal, skip your dose of Orlistat.
No more than 30% of your daily calorie intake should consist of fatty type foods. A nutritionist can help you develop a healthy and safe eating plan for use with this medication. Also a multivitamin may be used in combination with Orlistat as it can make it harder for vitamins A, D, E, and K to be absorbed right.
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