August 11 2020

ORLISTAT

List of brands containing orlistat   

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle orlistat in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Korea] [ Mexico] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Indications and usage     

Orlistat is used for treating obesity, in conjunction with a moderately hypocaloric diet. It is an anti-obesity drug, but does not reduce or remove appetite.

Orlistat is a specific, long lasting and potent inhibitor of gastrointestinal lipases. The inactivated enzyme is unable to hydrolyze dietary fats, allowing 30% of the fat ingested with food to pass through the gastrointestinal tract without being digested. Therefore, the body can not convert this dietary fat source in fat tissue. Consequently, this will help you reduce your weight.

Medizzine recommends consult your doctor if you are unsure (or you do not know) why you have been given orlistat.

Other ingredients of available commercial presentations:

Besides the active ingredient orlistat, this medicine includes microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate and talc. The capsule shell consists of gelatine, indigo carmine (E132), titanium dioxide (E171) and edible ink.

Warning:

The composition of the various presentations may vary from one country to another. We recommend you consult the information provided by your local supplier.

Before taking the drug     

Do not use orlistat

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance orlistat or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think you may be allergic, ask your doctor.

Allergy symptoms may include:

- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).

Also, you should not take this medicine:

Do not take orlistat if you have a chronic malabsorption syndrome (inadequate absorption of nutrients through the digestive tract) . Nor is it advisable to take it if you have cholestasis (liver disorder).

Take special care with orlistat

Weight loss may also affect the dose of medicines taken for other diseases such as high cholesterol or diabetes. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking these or other drugs. Losing weight may mean you need adjustments to these medications.

To get the maximum benefit from the use of orlistat, you should follow the nutrition program recommended by your doctor.

As with any weight-control program, over-consumption of fat and calories may reduce the effect of orlistat for weight reduction. This medicine can cause harmless changes in your bowel habits, such as may be the presence of fatty or oily stools, due to the elimination of undigested fat in the feces. The possibility of this happening may increase if orlistat is taken with a diet high in fat. In addition, your daily intake of fat should be distributed evenly over three main meals because if orlistat is taken with a high fat meal can increase the possibility of adverse gastrointestinal effects.

Taking other medicines

The active ingredient orlistat can modify pharmacological activity of:

- Oral anticoagulants (warfarin, acenocoumarol) so you may need to control properly blood clotting.
- Cyclosporine. Coadministration with cyclosporine is not recommended. Your doctor may need to monitor your ciclosporin blood levels more frequently than usual.
- Amiodarone. Check with your doctor in this regard.

Use with food and beverages

This medicine does not interact with ethyl alcohol. As with other anti-obesity drugs, alcohol is not compatible with the recommended dietary measures during treatment for weight loss.

Orlistat reduces the absorption of supplements of some fat soluble nutrients, particularly beta-carotene and vitamin E. You should therefore follow your doctor's advice and take a balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables.

Special physiological situations

Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy or lactation.

Pregnancy:

It is not recommended to take orlistat during pregnancy.

lactation:

You should not breastfeed your child during treatment with orlistat, since it is unknown if it is excreted in breast milk.

Children:

It is not indicated for use in children.

Elderly:

Cautions and conditions of use of this drug in the elderly are similar to those of adults.

Driving and using machines

Orlistat has no known effect on the ability to drive or operate machinery.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

How to use orlistat     

Follow exactly instructions of use of orlistat provided by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given in this website, which may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.

Usual dose: 60 or 120 mg (1 capsule) taken with each of the three main meals each day. It can be taken immediately before, during or up to one hour after the meal.

Orlistat should be taken with a diet with calorie control, well balanced, rich in fruits and vegetables and containing an average of 30% of calories from fat. Your daily intake of fat, carbohydrate and protein should be distributed over three meals. This means you will usually take one capsule at breakfast, one at lunch and another at dinner. To gain optimal benefit, avoid the intake of food containing fat between meals, such as biscuits, chocolate and savory snacks.

Orlistat acts only in the presence of dietary fats. Therefore, no need to take it if you do not take a main meal or if you eat a meal containing no fat.

Your doctor will discontinue treatment with orlistat if, after 12 weeks, you have not lost at least 5% of starting weight.

The capsule should be swallowed with water.

If you think the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

While you take orlistat     

If you become pregnant, contact your doctor immediately.

If a doctor prescribes another medicine , tell you are taking orlistat.

Check with your doctor regularly developments of disorder that motivates the use of orlistat. Maybe there is some reason that prevented you properly receive the indicated doses and induce your doctor to erroneous conclusions about treatment.

Do not restart treatment with orlistat at your own risk without first talking to your doctor, nor encourage its use by another person, even if have the same symptoms you have. Nor is it advisable to interrupt or reduce the dose without considering the opinion of your doctor.

If you feel unwell during treatment with orlistat, immediately consult your doctor.

If you use more medicine than you should

Immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist, go to the nearest hospital or consult the Toxicological Information Service in your country.

If you forget a dose:

Do not take a double dose to make up for missed doses.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of orlistat     

Like all medicines, orlistat can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of side effects is classified into:

Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data

Most side effects associated with the use of orlistat result from its local action in your digestive system. These commonly include: fecal urgency (urgent desire to defecate), or increased need defecating, flatulence (gas) with fecal incontinence, fecal oily incontinence or oily stools.

These symptoms are generally moderate, occur at the beginning of treatment, go away after some time and are particularly experienced after meals with high fat levels. Normally, these symptoms disappear if you continue treatment and keep the recommended diet.

Occasionally Have occurred allergic reactions with orlistat. The main symptoms are itching, rash, wheals (slightly elevated, itchy skin areas and paler or redder than surrounding skin), severe difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting and malaise.

Very rarely have been observed:

- Increased levels of liver enzymes.
- Diverticulitis.
- Gallstones.
- Rectal bleeding, usually mild.

To prevent possible failure of oral contraception, that could occur in case of severe diarrhea, the use of an additional contraceptive method is recommended.

In clinical trials, some patients with type 2 diabetes experienced low blood sugar levels and bloating.

This list not includes all adverse reactions associated with the use of orlistat, both well established as those that are under consideration or confirmation. In case you feel unwell, should immediately consult with the doctor who prescribed this medicine.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the package, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

List of brands containing orlistat     

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle orlistat in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Korea] [ Mexico] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Warning:

With exceptions expressly indicated, these lists do not include active principle associations with other drugs or clinical use containers.

Australia:     

ALLI 60 mg, capsules
ALLI 120 mg, capsules
XENICAL 120 mg, capsules

Brazil:     

LIPIBLOCK 120 mg, 42 & 84 capsules
XENICAL 120 mg, 21, 42 & 84 capsules

Canada:     

XENICAL 120 mg, 84 capsules

France:     

ALLI 60 mg, 84 capsules
ORLISTAT EG 120 mg, 84 capsules
XENICAL 120 mg, 84 capsules

Germany:     

ALLI 27 mg, 42, 84 & 120 chewable tablets
ALLI 60 mg, 42, 84 & 120 capsules
ORLISTAT HEXAL 60 mg, 42 & 84 capsules
ORLISTAT HEXAL 120 mg, 42 & 84 capsules
ORLISTAT-RATIOPHARM 60 mg, 42 & 84 capsules
ORLISTAT-RATIOPHARM 120 mg, 42 & 84 capsules
XENICAL 120 mg, 42 & 84 capsules

India:     

COBESE 60 mg, capsules
COBESE 120 mg, capsules
JM-SLIM 120 mg, capsules
LIPOCUT 60 mg, capsules
LIPOPHAGE 60 mg, capsules
LIPOPHAGE 120 mg, capsules
O-TRIM 120 mg, capsules
OBELIT 120 mg, tablets
OBELIT 60 mg, capsules
OBELIT 12O mg, capsules
OBILESS 120 mg, capsules
OBITROL 120 mg, capsules
OLISAT 60 mg, capsules
OLISAT 120 mg, capsules
ORLE 120 mg, capsules
ORLE 60 mg, capsules
ORLEAN 120 mg, capsules
ORLICA 60 mg, capsules
ORLICA 120 mg, capsules
ORLIFE 120 mg, capsules
ORLIMAC 120 mg, tablets
ORLITROY 120 mg, capsules
REESHAPE 60 mg, capsules
REESHAPE 120 mg, capsules
TROYSLIM 120 mg, capsules
VYFAT 120 mg, capsules
ZEROFAT 12 mg, capsules

Italy:     

ALLI 27 mg, 84 chewable tablets
ALLI 60 mg, 42 & 84 capsules
XENICAL 120 mg, 84 capsules

Japan:     

Information not available

Korea:     

LIPIDOWN 60 mg, capsules
LIPIDOWN 120 mg, capsules
LAKSHMI 120 mg, capsules
OLIDOWN 120 mg, capsules
OLIET 60 mg, capsules
OLIET 120 mg, capsules
XENICAL 120 mg, capsules
ZERODOWN 120 mg, capsules
ZERO-X 60 mg, capsules
ZERO-X 120 mg, capsules

Mexico:     

AMSAFAST 120 mg, 21 capsules
LEBEN-CELTICS 120 mg, 21, 45, 90 & 180 capsules
LINDEZA 60 mg, 30, 60 & 90 capsules
LINDEZA 120 mg, 21, 30, 42, 60, 84 & 90 capsules
LYSTHIN 120 mg, 30 & 60 capsules
REDUSTAT 60 mg, 30 & 60 capsules
REDUSTAT 120 mg, 30 & 60 capsules
VASDECOM 120 mg, 21, 46 & 60 capsules
VENTU 120 mg, 21, 30, 42, 60, 84 & 90 capsules

Spain:     

XENICAL 120 mg, 84 capsules

Turkey:     

THINCAL 120 mg, 42 & 84 capsules
WANABI FORTE 120 mg, 84 capsules
XENICAL 120 mg, 42 & 84 capsules

United Kingdom:     

ALLI 60 mg, 42, 84 & 120 capsules
BEACITA 120 mg, 84 capsules
ORLISTAT AAH PHARMA 120 mg, 84 capsules
ORLISTAT ACTAVIS 120 mg, 84 capsules
ORLISTAT TEVA 120 mg, 84 capsules
XENICAL 120 mg, 84 capsules

U.S.A. and Puerto Rico     

ALLI 60 mg, 21-170 capsules
XENICAL 120 mg, 90 capsules