Orlistat
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Orlistat?

(OR li stat)

• This medicine is used to help you lose weight.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have had an irritated pancreas, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney stones, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Vitamins should be taken 2 hours before or 2 hours after this medicine.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Back pain.

• Belly pain.

• Gas with discharge, oily spotting, and feeling the need to go to the bathroom.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

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