FAQs ABOUT OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE
What is OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE used for?
OBILIX 120MG 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 OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE have side effects?
Yes, taking OBILIX 120MG 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 OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE.
What happens if you take OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE without eating?
OBILIX 120MG 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 OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE cause flatulence?
Yes. Flatulence or wind is a common side effect of OBILIX 120MG 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 OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE?
Yes. Take a multivitamin (containing vitamins A, D, E and K) every day if you are taking OBILIX 120MG 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 OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE on an empty stomach?
Take OBILIX 120MG 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 OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE?
While taking OBILIX 120MG 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 OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE?
Take OBILIX 120MG 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 OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE?
If it is less than an hour since your last main meal, take the forgotten dose of OBILIX 120MG 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 OBILIX 120MG CAPSULE cause stomach pain?
Yes. Stomach pain is a common side effect of OBILIX 120MG 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.