What is Obelit 120mg Capsule?
Obelit 120mg Capsule helps to prevent the absorption of some of the fats that we eat by the body. Primarily prescribed for weight loss or to keep off the already lost pounds from getting back, Obelit 120mg Capsule must be coupled with a healthy low calorie diet for optimal benefits. Also, the usage of this drug is restricted to adults only.
Remember that losing weight isn’t exactly encouraged during pregnancy, even if one is overweight to the point of being obese. If you are suffering from conditions such as chronic mal-absorption of nutrients and other gallbladder related issues, then the usage of Obelit 120mg Capsule is strictly advised against.
Certain conditions can make taking this drug a little tricky; these include an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), problems of the gallbladder, Diabetes (type 1/tytpe2), pancreatitis, liver disorders, eating disorders or if you’ve been using over-the-counter or prescription medications for weight loss.
How To Obelit 120mg Work?
Obelit 120mg Capsule is a lipase inhibitor. It works in the stomach and small intestine by blocking the absorption of fat from food by blocking enzymes responsible for the breakdown of fat.
How To Take Obelit 120mg Capsule?
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Obelit 120mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Obelit 120mg Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
Drug interaction of Obelit 120mg
Interaction with Alcohol
- Description – Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
- Instructions – Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
- Antidiabetic medicines
Side Effects of Obelit 120mg
- Unusual tiredness and weakness
- Tooth problems
- Trouble sleeping
- Yellow colored eyes or skin
- Abdominal pain
- abnormal bowel movements
- Menstrual changes
- Rectal pain
Warning of Obelit 120mg Capsule
Pregnancy – This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Breast-feeding – This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
Gastrointestinal effects – This medicine may increase the gastrointestinal adverse effects if taken with the meal that contains more than 30% total daily calories from fat (more than 67 g of fat).
Impaired kidney function – This medicine may increase the levels of urinary oxalate in patients and may cause nephrolithiasis and oxalate nephropathy with renal failure. It should be used with caution in patients with the history of kidney impairment. Monitoring of kidney function is necessary.
Impaired liver function – This medicine may cause severe liver injury and which sometimes need liver transplantation.Monitoring of liver function parameters is necessary. Any symptoms of dark urine, light-colored stools, decreased appetite should be reported to the doctor.
Precaution of Obelit 120mg Capsule
Safe for long-term use. If taken along with a calorie restricted diet, Obelit can help decrease nearly 10% of body weight in 1 year.
Decreases fat absorption by about 30%.
Take during or up to 1 hour after meal.
Skip dose if you miss a meal or if your meal contains no fat.
A multivitamin supplement containing vitamins A, D, and K, and β-carotene is recommended when taking Obelit.
Obelit 120mg Dosage
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it is more than 1 hour after the high-fat meal. Skip the missed dose If it’s almost time for your next dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose. Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Uses of Obelit 120mg
Orlistat belongs to the class of drugs called anti-obesity agents. This drug acts by inhibiting the absorption of dietary fats in the stomach and small intestine. Thus, it prevents the hydrolysis of dietary fats and helps in preventing weight gain.
Obelit Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Stop weight gain
- Reduce weight in diabetes
- Reduce weight in high cholesterol
- Reduce weight in high blood pressure patients
- Reduce weight in heart disease
- Obelit Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed here.
Storage of Obelit 120mg
Keep out of the reach and sight of children Blister packs Do not use Orlistat after the expiry date stated on the carton.
Do not store above 25C.Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture. Glass bottles Do not use Orlistat after the expiry date stated on the bottle. Do not store above 30C.Keep container tightly closed in order to protect from moisture.
Medicines should not be disposed via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.