Orlistat

Orlistat 120mg

Orlistat is the only clinically proven weight loss medication designed to decrease the absorption of fat from your diet. This prevents you from gaining weight, to ensure you lose weight you must also improve your diet and exercise routine whilst taking it. It is indicated in people with a BMI over 30 or 28 if additional risk factors are present.

It comes as 60mg (available over-the-counter) and 120mg (prescription only). The main difference between them is in the amount of dietary fat absorbed, 120mg orlistat reduces fat absorbed by just over a third, compared to a reduction in fat absorption by a quarter with 60mg orlistat.

Trials have shown losses of about 5% of body weight over 12 weeks of treatments, when taken for up to a year a weight loss of up to 10% of body weight can be seen- twice as much weight loss as someone aiming to lose weight using diet alone.

Usage
It is advisable to follow a low fat diet with orlistat to minimise your risk of side effects which is linked to the amount of fat in the digestive system.
Directions
Adults over 18 years: Take one capsule whole with water three times a day with each main meal containing fat

Warnings
Do not take more than 3 capsules a day
Orlistat can alter bowel movements
Avoid if taking meal without fat or if you skip a meal
Do not take for more than 6 months without medical advise
Fat soluble vitamins ( I.e. A, D, E and K) may be impaired, so consider taking a multivitamins at night

Storage
Store below 25°C in the original package in order to protect from light and moisture.

Ingredients
Active Ingredients: 60mg or 120mg of orlistat per capsule
Also Contains:
Capsule content (60mg)- Microcrystalline cellulose (E460), Sodium starch glycolate (Type A), Povidone (E1201) (Kvalue 30), Sodium laurilsulfate, Talc
Capsule shell- Gelatin, Indigo carmine (E132), Titanium dioxide (E171), Sodium laurilsulfate, Sorbitan monolaurate
Printing ink- Shellac, Iron oxide black (E172), Propylene glycol
Capsule band- Gelatin, Polysorbate 80, Indigo carmine (E132)

Capsule content (120mg)- Cellulose, microcrystalline PH 112 (E460), Sodium starch glycolate (type A), Silica, colloidal anhydrous, Sodium laurilsulfate
Capsule shell- Gelatin, Titanum dioxide (E171), Indigo carmine (E132)

**NOTE: This is a prescription only medication for weight loss, which the evidence suggests is much more effective when used with the support of a health care professional. Therefore we strongly recommend you book a 'Weight Loss' Consultation with us before starting it. However, in some cases it may be appropriate for us to issue it after a Mini-Consultation (the cost of which will be refunded on purchase(s) made on the day.
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