Buy Orlistat Online in the UK
Orlistat 120mg Capsules are available to buy from Oxford Online Pharmacy through our online doctors service. Buying prescription weight loss medication from Oxford Online Pharmacy couldn’t be easier. Simply add a product to your basket before completing your online consultation.
What is orlistat?
Sometimes, the body needs a helping hand to shed weight and in cases where people have tried and failed to lose weight through diet alone, medication can help. Orlistat 120mg capsules, often known by the brand name Xenical, is a medicine used to treat obesity.
Orlistat is a fat binder medicine that suppresses stomach and pancreatic lipases which helps to is to restrict fat absorption from the food you eat, as a lipase inhibitor it improves lipid metabolism in obese individuals, therefore lowering caloric intake. In more simple terms, when you take Orlistat capsules, the active ingredient binds to the fat in your meals, preventing it from being digested and passing through your body.
Because extra fat is excreted in your poo, one of the most common side effects of the medication is oily or fatty poo.
How does Orlistat work?
When combined with a balanced diet, Orlistat can help boost weight loss for people with a BMI of over 30, or those with a BMI of 28 - 30 and who suffer from other risk factors, such as diabetes.
Orlistat works in the following ways to aid weight loss:
- Stops your body from absorbing fat from the food you eat.
- Helps to prevent gaining the weight back that you have lost.
Does Orlistat work?
Yes, Orlistat has been proven to be an effective weight loss aid. According to studies, it resulted in significantly more weight loss than placebo when paired with food and behaviour change and generated modest improvements in lipid profile, glycaemic management, and blood pressure. (7)
Orlistat has shown to prevent the absorption of nearly one-third of dietary fat.
Does Orlistat burn existing fat?
Orlistat does not affect your existing fat cells but instead it binds the fat in the food that you eat.
This reduces your calorie intake, allowing your body to use the fat you've built up for energy.
When you consume more calories than your body requires, they are stored as fat for later use, which is why you gain weight in the first place.
You can lose weight slowly and sustainably by forcing your body to use up these fat stores by reducing your calorie intake over time.
Does Orlistat make you feel full?
Orlistat works fully in the gastrointestinal tract and does not alter the central nervous system. If you are looking for a weight loss aid that stops you from feeling hungry or produces the feeling of fullness, you can consider Saxenda or Wegovy injections, as well as the recently introduced Mysimba tablets.
Can you take Orlistat and Saxenda together?
Although there are no clear contraindications to using Saxenda and Orlistat together, we strongly advise against it. While you may believe that using this strategy will allow you to lose weight twice as quickly, this is not the case.
Taking Saxenda and Orlistat combined will not speed up your weight reduction and will increase your chances of suffering unpleasant side effects.
How to get the best results on Orlistat?
At Oxford Online Pharmacy our aim is to offer you the best and most appropriate treatment for you while providing support along the way. Orlistat 120mg Capsules are a popular weight loss aid and like all weight loss aids it is very unlikely that they will work alone. Make sure you consider the following steps when taking Orlistat to get the best results from the treatment.
Stick with it
Orlistat generally starts showing its effects within several days to a week after beginning the medication. The impact on fat absorption becomes apparent fairly soon after starting the treatment. However, outcomes can be different each person, so it is important to follow the prescribed dosage and dietary advice for the best results.
Like all medicines, there is a chance it can take a while for them to work and for your system to get used to it, we suggest continuing with the medicine for at least 3 months before considering stopping.
Eat a healthy balanced diet
Even though this medicine reduces the amount of fat your body stores, it doesn’t stop all of the fat being stored. This means that you need to work with the medicine and eat the right things. For example, if you eat meals high in fat the chances are you probably won't see great results.
So, what to eat on Orlistat? Knowing what to eat when on orlistat is key to successful weight loss. A low-fat diet has moderate to high carbs, moderate protein, and low fat. This diet comprises of lean meats, beans, grains, fruits, vegetables, and fat-free products such as low-fat dairy.
With any weight loss regime exercise is so important, you just need to find the exercise that is right for you and compliments your lifestyle. There are many ways you can incorporate exercise into your life, from taking a long walk to doing a 15-minute HIIT workout.
Often underestimated as an exercise, brisk walking contributes significantly to your weight loss by burning extra calories, and boosting your fitness level. There's no need for extended walking sessions. Just a brisk 10-minute walk each day can produce many health rewards while contributes to the recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise for adults aged 19 to 64, as per the NHS physical activity guidelines.
How to take Orlistat?
The usual recommended dose of Orlistat 120mg is to take one capsule three times a day before, during or up to one hour after each main meal.
Avoid foods containing fat such as savoury snacks, chocolate and biscuits between meals.
The capsule shouldn't be chewed, simply swallow it whole with a glass of water.
If you take vitamins, this should be done at bedtime or two hours after taking Orlistat.
How long does Orlistat take to work?
When starting Orlistat Capsules it normally takes anywhere from 24 - 48 hours to start working.
If you take the medicine as directed, you can expect to see weight loss results within a few weeks of starting the treatment.
How long does Orlistat stay in your system?
The presence of Orlistat in your system is influenced by your digestive tract and bowel transit time, lasting for only 12 - 72 hours. Various sources have indicated that after discontinuing Orlistat, faecal fat levels typically return to their pre-orlistat levels within 48 - 72 hours.
Orlistat side effects
With any medication you take, there is always a risk of side effects. If you are concerned about any of the side effects get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to help.
Very common side effects:
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Abdominal pain/discomfort
- Oily or fatty stools
- liquid stools
- Increased elimination of stools
- Urgent or increased need to open the bowels
- Flatulence (wind)
- Flatulence (wind) with discharge
- Oily discharge
- Influenza (‘flu’)
- Low blood sugar levels.
Common side effects:
- Lower respiratory tract infection
- Rectal pain/discomfort
- Soft stools
- Urinary tract infection
- Irregularity of menstrual cycle
- Inability to control your bowel movements
- Tooth/gum disorder
Please refer to the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.
How long do Orlistat side effects last?
Typically, if you get a reaction to Orlistat Capsules this will happen within the first three months of use, however, many side effects tend to get better within a week.
If you are concerned about any of the side effects that you are experiencing, please get in touch with one of our healthcare professionals who will advise you.