FAQs ABOUT LIPOPHAGE 60MG
What is LIPOPHAGE 60MG used for?
LIPOPHAGE 60MG contains Orlistat which is used for weight reduction in obese adults (18 years and above) who are overweight and have a body mass index (BMI) of 28 or more. Consult your doctor for correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Does LIPOPHAGE 60MG have side effects?
Yes, taking LIPOPHAGE 60MG may cause few side effects in some individuals such as stomach pain, anxiety, tiredness, headache, flatulence with or without oily spotting, sudden bowel motions, inability to control bowel movements, rectal pain or discomfort and may also cause some other systemic effects such as respiratory tract infection, low blood sugar levels, tooth or gum disorders, urinary tract infection or irregular menses. Consult your doctor before using and report if any of side effects worsens after taking LIPOPHAGE 60MG.
What happens if you take LIPOPHAGE 60MG without eating?
LIPOPHAGE 60MG works on the fats that are taken along with the food, hence it is advisable not take the medicine if you miss a meal or if there is no fat in one of your meals.
Can LIPOPHAGE 60MG cause flatulence?
Yes. Flatulence or wind is a common side effect of LIPOPHAGE 60MG. Eat smaller meals more frequently. Eat and drink slowly, and exercise regularly. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.
Can I take multivitamins with LIPOPHAGE 60MG?
Yes. Take a multivitamin (containing vitamins A, D, E and K) everyday if you are taking LIPOPHAGE 60MG as it can lower the levels of some vitamins absorbed by your body. Take the medicines as told by your physician.
Can I take LIPOPHAGE 60MG on an empty stomach?
Take LIPOPHAGE 60MG as advised by your physician. It can be taken immediately before, during, or up to an hour after a meal. It should be swallowed with water.
Do I need to follow any diet while taking LIPOPHAGE 60MG?
While taking LIPOPHAGE 60MG, make sure your three main meals are well balanced, reduced calorie, and low-fat. Eat lower-fat meals to decrease the chance of diet-related treatment effects. You should choose foods which contain a range of different nutrients and learn to eat healthily in the long run.
For how long should I take LIPOPHAGE 60MG?
Take LIPOPHAGE 60MG as long as your doctor advises you to take it. It should be taken for no longer than six months. Consult your doctor and stop the medication if you do not experience any weight loss 12 weeks after starting your treatment with this medicine.
What if I forget to take a dose of LIPOPHAGE 60MG?
If it is less than an hour since your last main meal, take the forgotten dose of LIPOPHAGE 60MG. If it is more than an hour since your last main meal, do not take the missed dose. Wait and take the next dose around your next meal as usual.
Can LIPOPHAGE 60MG cause stomach pain?
Yes. Stomach pain is a common side effect of LIPOPHAGE 60MG. Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to have smaller meals more frequently. Keep a heat pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.