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Odistad 60
OTC

Orlistat inhibits dietary fat absorption by inhibiting lipases. The inactivated enzymes are thus unavailable to hydrolyze dietary fat into absorbable forms.

Pack size Box of 30 capsules, 42 capsules, 60 capsules
Shelf-life 24 months
Composition Orlistat (as orlistat pellets 50%)
Dosage forms and strengths Hard-gelatin capsule: 60 mg
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PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

Indications: 

Conjunction with a mildly hypocaloric diet for the treatment of obese patients (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) or overweight patients (BMI ≥ 27 kg/m2) with associated risk factors (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia).

Dosage:

The recommended dose of Odistad 60 is 1 capsule x 3 times daily. No more than 3 capsules should be taken in 24 hours. Treatment should not exceed 6 months.

Children under 18 years of age: Not recommended for use.

No dosage adjustment is necessary in elderly and in individuals with hepatic and/ or renal impairment.

Usage:

Take Odistad 60 with water immediately before, during or up to 1 hour after each main meal. If a meal is missed or contains no fat, the dose of Odistad 60 should be omitted.

Known hypersensitive to any of the active substance or excipients.

Chronic malabsorption syndrome or cholestasis.

Common: Gastrointestinal disturbances, including faecal urgency and incontinence, flatulence, and fatty stools or discharge (should limit fat in meals).

Rare: Headache, anxiety, fatigue, rectal bleeding, and menstrual irregularities.

Orlistat should be given with caution to patients with a history of hyperoxaluria or calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis.

Adjustments to dosage of hypoglycaemics may be necessary in patients with type II diabetes because of improved metabolic control after weight loss.

Supplements of fat-soluble vitamins during long-term therapy: take them at least 2 hours before or after an orlistat dose or at bedtime.

Hormonal contraceptive failures in the event of severe diarrhoea with orlistat, patients are advised to use an additional contraceptive method.

Orlistat is not recommended for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.