What does Orlistat used for? (Orlistat: ¿Para qué sirve)
Orlistat 120 mg is a drug belonging to the group of lipase inhibitors in the gastrointestinal tract. It is prescribed for the treatment of obesity in patients with diabetes mellitus and other life- and health-threatening diseases. The drug is used in conjunction with a healthy, balanced diet and moderate exercise. The drug has shown effectiveness in treating patients with obesity and other diseases caused by excess weight: diabetes, high blood pressure, and atherosclerosis. Taking the drug allows you to reduce weight and avoid serious deterioration of the patient's condition. Reducing body weight helps reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases.
Orlistat: mechanism of action
Orlistat (Mexico) helps in the fight against obesity due to its main property - inhibition of gastric and pancreatic lipases. This property of the drug disturbs the normal breakdown of dietary fats, and they are absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract worse. If the drug is taken systematically, it is possible to achieve weight reduction.
The drug is practically not absorbed in the stomach. Minimal absorption occurs in the intestine. About 97% of the dose taken is excreted with the feces. Only 2% of the drug taken is excreted with the urine.
Orlistat: side effects
Orlistat 120 mg may have side effects that you should familiarize yourself with before taking it. On the side of the immune system, an allergic reaction occurs. Its mild manifestations are rash and itching. Severe manifestations include respiratory disorders, manifested in pulmonary edema, and bronchospasm. The most severe reaction is anaphylactic shock.
More often the drug disrupts the normal operation of the gastrointestinal tract. The following undesirable reactions may occur:
Increased activity of hepatic transaminases, hepatitis, the occurrence of kidney stones, hyperoxaluria, and oxalate nephropathy are reactions that occur frequently. The frequency of these adverse reactions has not been studied in detail. Side effects with unspecified frequency include bullous rashes.
Orlistat: weight loss
Before taking the drug, you need to establish and organize a low-calorie diet for the normal functioning of the body. In the diet, there should be 30% of fats, which should be moderately distributed in all meals. Unwanted side effects such as diarrhea can occur due to the increase in fats in the diet. Therefore, without a balanced diet, the drug will not be effective. The diet should include plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Diarrhea can lead to a decrease in the effectiveness of oral contraceptives, so another method of contraception should be used in addition.
Orlistat is sold at an affordable cost in our pharmacy. You can buy Orlistat online over the counter. We will provide the necessary consultation of a medical professional so that you can take the product with safety for your health. Shipment is made by postal services.
Xenical Orlistat may affect blood thinning, so it should not be taken with warfarin and other indirect-acting anticoagulants. The drug should not be taken simultaneously with Cyclosporine or Sitagliptin. Orlistat pills should not be taken concomitantly with Cyclosporine because of reduced efficiency.
The active substance of the drug decreases the blood plasma concentration of amiodarone, such a combination is possible only after the permission of the doctor and drawing up an individual treatment regimen. The drug impairs the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K, and beta-carotene. Multivitamins should be taken after 2 hours of taking Orlistat or before going to bed. The drug may reduce the absorption of Levothyroxine and Iodine, which are in iodized salt. Therefore, there is a risk of progression of hypothyroidism.
The drug reduces the absorption of drugs against epilepsy, drugs for depression, and neuroleptics.
Contraindications of Orlistat
Orlistat pills should not be taken in cases:
For patients with impaired renal function, the drug is prescribed only after a thorough examination. It can cause oxalate nephropathy. With a severe course, renal failure may occur. Taking Orlistat pills by patients with liver pathologies is possible, but only after strictly recommended doses.
If weakness, fatigue, yellowing of the skin, or changes in the color of the urine occur, you should always consult a doctor. Such symptoms indicate liver dysfunction. The drug against obesity should not be taken by patients under 18 years of age. Also, the medication is contraindicated for pregnant women and during breastfeeding.
The price of the Orlistat 120 mg is lower than in other pharmacies. The cost depends on the dosage. The drug in capsule form is cheaper than in tablet form. For more information, ask the consultants. The website shows the price for a single pack of 21 capsules.
Orlistat 120 mg shouldn't be taken longer than 6 months. The maximum daily dosage is 180 mg. Depending on the patient's condition, the doctor may prescribe one tablet a day or divide it into 3 doses of 60 mg. Before starting treatment, it is necessary to undergo a comprehensive diagnosis to determine the correct treatment regimen and avoid adverse reactions.