Orlistat blocks some of the fat that one eats, keeping it from being absorbed by the body.
Orlistat is used together with a reduced-calorie diet and weight maintenance to treat obesity in people with certain risk factors (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol or triglycerides).
It would be recommended to seek accurate information form your doc who prescribed the med, hope this helps?
- Orlistat Information for Consumers
- Orlistat Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Orlistat (detailed)
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