FAQs ABOUT O STAT 60MG CAPSULE
What is O STAT 60MG CAPSULE used for?
O STAT 60MG CAPSULE 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 the correct dose and duration for you depending on your age, body weight and disease condition.
Does O STAT 60MG CAPSULE have side effects?
Yes, taking O STAT 60MG CAPSULE may cause a 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 the side effects worsen after taking O STAT 60MG CAPSULE.
What happens if you take O STAT 60MG CAPSULE without eating?
O STAT 60MG CAPSULE works on the fats that are taken along with the food, hence it is advisable not to take the medicine if you miss a meal or if there is no fat in one of your meals.
Can O STAT 60MG CAPSULE cause flatulence?
Yes. Flatulence or wind is a common side effect of O STAT 60MG CAPSULE. 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 O STAT 60MG CAPSULE?
Yes. Take a multivitamin (containing vitamins A, D, E and K) every day if you are taking O STAT 60MG CAPSULE as it can lower the levels of some vitamins absorbed by your body. Take the medicines as told by your physician.
Can I take O STAT 60MG CAPSULE on an empty stomach?
Take O STAT 60MG CAPSULE 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 O STAT 60MG CAPSULE?
While taking O STAT 60MG CAPSULE, 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 O STAT 60MG CAPSULE?
Take O STAT 60MG CAPSULE 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 O STAT 60MG CAPSULE?
If it is less than an hour since your last main meal, take the forgotten dose of O STAT 60MG CAPSULE. 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 O STAT 60MG CAPSULE cause stomach pain?
Yes. Stomach pain is a common side effect of O STAT 60MG CAPSULE. Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to have smaller meals more frequently. Keep a heating pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.