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Orlistat

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antiobesity Agent Xenical

Orlistat - Dosage and How to Use

How should Orlistat be used?

  • ​Do not stop taking your medication or exceed the prescribed dose without checking with your healthcare professional.
  • Take the medication with water immediately before, during or up to one hour after each main meal that contains fat. If you miss a meal or your meal does not contain any fat, you do not have to take the medication.    

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember if it is within one hour after your last main meal that contains fat. Take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Orlistat - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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