Orlistat powder is an obesity drug. It acts in your digestive tract to inhibit the absorption of about a third of the fat in the foods you consume. Orlistat binds to the enzymes in your digestive system (lipases) and keeps them, after your meal, from breaking down fat you ate. You can’t absorb the undigested fat and remove it from you. In combination with a low caloric intake diet, orlistat is indicated for obesity treatment.
Do not take Orlistat when
- If you are allergic to orlistate (listed in section 6) or any of the other ingredients in this medicine
- If you have a chronic syndrome of malabsorption (insufficient food tract nutrient absorption)
- If cholestasis (liver disorder) is present
- if you’re breast-feeding (see “Sheep-and-sheep feeding”).
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