Orlistat (Xenical)

Orlistat is a medication that is commonly used to help people lose weight. Studies have shown that Orlistat can help many people lose more weight than if they were just dieting and exercising alone. When using Orlistat, it is important to follow a low calorie and low-fat diet as it will not work as well if not. This medication is intended for people over the age of 18.

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Product Description

How does Orlistat work?

Orlistat is a lipase inhibitor which works by blocking the absorption of fat in your body, meaning when you eat food, you won’t absorb the fat which is consumed. Basically, it leaves behind the carbohydrates and proteins for your calories, while letting the fats pass through your system unused, meaning you are not gaining more calories from fat.


Is Orlistat effective?

When Orlistat is used correctly, clinical studies and tests have shown that people can improve their weight loss by 50% compared to dieting alone. Results are seen quickly, and fat excretion from the body within the space of 24 to 48 hours of taking the medication. Orlistat is recommended for people who have a BMI of over 30, or 28 with risk of high blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes.


What does Orlistat do to the body?

Orlistat can help people to lose an extra 50% body fat when the medication is used alongside a low-calorie diet. Orlistat helps to reduce around 30% of the dietary fat that is consumed from food. When taking this medication, it is recommended that you have a low calorie and low-fat diet which focuses mainly on fruit and vegetables, with carbohydrates and protein spread evenly across your 3 meals.


How much weight can you lose with Orlistat?

If you take Orlistat as recommended by your doctor with a good diet, you can lose on average 1-2 pounds per week. From every 2 pounds that you lose from the diet that you’re on, Orlistat can help you lose another 1 pound. In clinical testing and studies, people usually lose around 5-10 pounds over 6 months.

Orlistat works by blocking the fat that you eat, and keeping it from being absorbed by your body. Orlistat is used to help people lose weight, or to help reduce the risk of regaining weight after losing it. This medication should be used with a reduced calorie diet to help the weight loss, and should only be used by adults. It is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, but it can help many overweight people that struggle to lose weight through diet and exercise alone.


How is Orlistat used?

Orlistat is supposed to be taken orally after each meal; this can be 3 times a day depending on how often you eat meals. If you skip a meal then you can also skip the Orlistat capsule as it is only effective when you have eaten a meal. This medication is usually taken in 120mg capsules up to an hour after each meal.



Orlistat is usually prescribed in 120mg capsules, with a recommended dosage of 3 capsules a day. Orlistat should always be taken with a meal. It is recommended that you take one capsule after breakfast, one after lunch, and one after dinner, but this can be adjusted based on your daily schedule and when you usually eat. It is important that you do not take more than the recommended dosage of Orlistat as it has not been proven to help people lose more weight if you take more, but it can increase the chances and severity of side effects.


Side effects:

Like any other medicine, Orlistat comes with the risk of side effects, but not everybody will experience them. Some of the side effects that this medication can cause are more common than others, but if you suffer any side effects that cause concern, you should get in touch with your GP or doctor as soon as possible. Some side effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Liquid stool
  • Rectal pain
  • Skin blisters
  • Gallstones
  • Oily discharge
  • Bloating
  • Urgent need to defecate
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flu
  • Bowel incontinence
  • UTI
  • Bleeding from rectum
  • Teeth and gum issues
  • Soft stools
  • Respiratory infections


Who can and cannot use Orlistat?

Orlistat, like many other medications, can interact negatively with some medications and health conditions. If you take any of the following medication, or suffer from any of the following health conditions, you should avoid using Orlistat:

  • Suffer from allergies to this medication or any of the ingredients in it
  • Are currently breastfeeding or pregnant
  • Suffer from type 2 diabetes
  • Suffer from cholestasis
  • Suffer from chronic malabsorption syndrome
  • Currently using anticoagulants
  • Currently using iodine salts
  • Currently using ciclosporin
  • Currently using Vitamin E medications
  • Currently using treatments for HIV
  • Currently using contraceptive pills
  • Currently using acarbose


Where can I buy Orlistat?

You can buy Orlistat online safely through MedsRUs. Orlistat is a prescription only medication meaning that you cannot buy the medication over the counter from supermarkets or pharmacies. If you did not want to go to the hassle of making an appointment and visiting your doctor for a face to face consultation, you can arrange a consultation online with MedsRUs to get a prescription for Orlistat within minutes.

During this quick and easy process, you simply have to fill in our patient questionnaire by answering a few short questions. Our certified prescribers will then check it over to see if this medication is right for you and your condition. Once the prescribers have confirmed it is the right treatment, you will be provided with a prescription and the medication will be dispensed immediately and sent directly to you.

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