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Orlistat Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Orlistat is also known as: Alli, Xenical

Orlistat Pregnancy Warnings

Orlistat has been assigned to pregnancy category X by the FDA. High-dose animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of embryotoxicity or teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Since weight loss offers no potential benefit to a pregnant woman and may result in fetal harm, orlistat is contraindicated during pregnancy. If orlistat is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard of maternal weight loss to the fetus.

Orlistat Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of orlistat into human milk. The manufacturer advices that orlistat should not be taken by nursing women.

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