Buy Orlistat Online in the UK
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 suppresses stomach and pancreatic lipases in a reversible manner. its main function is to restrict fat absorption from the human diet by acting as a lipase inhibitor which in trials has been shown to improve lipid metabolism in obese individuals, therefore lowering caloric intake.
In more simple terms, orlistat is a fat binder medication that accomplishes precisely what it states on the label.
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:
- Prevents your body from absorbing fat from the food you eat.
- Help keep you from gaining the weight you have lost.
Does orlistat work?
Yes, orlistat has been proven to be an effective weight loss aid. According to multiple 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)
It has been proven to prevent the absorption of nearly one-third of dietary fat.
Does orlistat burn existing fat?
Orlistat does not affect your existing fat cells; instead, it binds to the fat in your food.
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.
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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 biscuits, chocolate and savoury snacks between meals.
Do not chew the capsule - swallow it whole with a glass of water.
We would always advise you to take a multivitamin preparation which should be taken at bedtime or two hours after taking orlistat.
How long does orlistat take to work?
When beginning orlistat, it typically takes approximately 24 - 48 hours to initiate its action.
If the medication is taken correctly, you can expect to observe 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. Some are more common than others, and often side effects may subside with regular usage of the medicine.?If the side effects do not subside, you should report them to us, or your GP.
Very common side effects:
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Abdominal pain/discomfort
- Urgent or increased need to open the bowels
- Flatulence (wind)
- Flatulence (wind) with discharge
- Oily discharge
- Oily or fatty stools
- liquid stools
- Increased elimination of stools
- Influenza (‘flu’)
- Low blood sugar levels (experienced by some people with type 2 diabetes).
Common side effects:
- Lower respiratory tract infection
- Rectal pain/discomfort
- Soft stools
- Faecal incontinence (inability to control your bowel movements)
- Bloating (experienced by some people with type 2 diabetes)
- Tooth/gum disorder
- Urinary tract infection
- Irregularity of menstrual cycle
Please read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.
How long do orlistat side effects last?
Typically, any reaction to orlistat manifests within the initial three months of usage, and approximately half of the time, any side effects experienced tend to resolve 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.