ORLIQUEST 60 Capsule 10's

Obese Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

ORLIQUEST 60 contains Orlistat which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-obesity drugs. It is used for weight reduction in adults (18 years and above) who are overweight and have a body mass index (BMI) of 28 or more. Obesity occurs when there is an imbalance between energy consumption and energy expenditure over time, resulting in increased energy storage.

Orlistat works by attaching to the enzymes in the digestive system (lipases) and prevents them from breaking down some of the fat that you’ve consumed during your meal. The fat that is not digested cannot be absorbed and it is removed by your body. Along with this treatment, your doctor might ask you to consume a reduced calorie and low-fat diet.

Before taking ORLIQUEST 60, inform your doctor if you have cholestasis, malnutrition syndrome, diabetes, or kidney disease. ORLIQUEST 60 is not recommended for use among pregnant or breastfeeding women. ORLIQUEST 60 is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years of age), therefore consult your doctor before taking it. The most common side effects of taking ORLIQUEST 60 are flatulence, with or without oily spotting, sudden bowel motions, fatty, oily, or soft stools, stomach pain. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.

USES OF ORLIQUEST 60

  • Used for obesity (weight loss) along with a reduced calorie and lower-fat diet

HOW ORLIQUEST 60 WORKS

ORLIQUEST 60 works by attaching to the enzymes in your digestive system (lipases) and prevents them from breaking down some of the fat that you’ve consumed during your meal. The fat that is not digested cannot be absorbed and it is removed by your body.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

 

Take ORLIQUEST 60 as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking ORLIQUEST 60 unless your doctor advises you to stop.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ORLIQUEST 60

COMMON

  • flatulence with or without oily spotting
  • sudden bowel motions
  • fatty or oily stools
  • soft stools
  • stomach pain
  • fecal incontinence
  • runny or liquid stools
  • more frequent bowel motions
  • anxiety
  • headache
  • respiratory tract infection
  • low blood sugar levels
  • flu infection
  • rectal pain or discomfort
  • tooth or gum disorders
  • urinary tract infection
  • irregular menses
  • tiredness

Stop taking ORLIQUEST 60 and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • severe allergic reactions (severe breathing problems, sweating, rash, itching, swollen face, rapid heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, feeling unwell)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Stomach pain:

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.

Diarrhea:

Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.

Flatulence:

Eat smaller meals more frequently. Eat and drink slowly, and exercise regularly. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.

Headache:

Drink ample amount of water. Get adequate rest. Try to be relaxed and stress free. Ask your doctor before taking any medicine other than ORLIQUEST 60.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ORLIQUEST 60 is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

ORLIQUEST 60 is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

ORLIQUEST 60 is unlikely to affect your ability to drive and use machines.

KIDNEY

ORLIQUEST 60 should be taken with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

ORLIQUEST 60 is not recommended in patients with cholestasis (obstruction of bile flow from liver). Consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take ORLIQUEST 60 if you are allergic to Orlistat.

OTHERS

ORLIQUEST 60 is not recommended for use if you:

  • have trouble absorbing food (chronic malabsorption syndrome)

Before taking ORLIQUEST 60, inform your doctor if you:

  • have diabetes

Use in pediatrics:

ORLIQUEST 60 is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age). Consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking ORLIQUEST 60, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • ciclosporin (used after organ transplants)
  • medicines used to thin the blood (Ex. warfarin, clopidogrel)
  • oral contraceptives (used to prevent pregnancy) (Ex. ethinyl estradiol, progestin)
  • acarbose (used to treat diabetes)
  • levothyroxine (used to treat hypothyroidism)
  • medicines used to treat epilepsy (Ex. carbamazepine, phenytoin)
  • medicines used to treat HIV (Ex. abacavir, lamivudine)
  • medicines for depression, psychiatric disorders, or anxiousness (Ex. amitriptyline, phenobarbital, fluoxetine)
  • medicines used to lower blood pressure (Ex. enalapril, atenolol)
  • medicines used to lower cholesterol levels in blood (Ex. atorvastatin, simvastatin)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of ORLIQUEST 60, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Orlistat
Pharmacological Category :  

Lipase Inhibitor

Therapeutic Indication :   Obesity
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep ORLIQUEST 60 out of reach of children
  • Do not store above 25°C

FAQs ABOUT ORLIQUEST 60

What is ORLIQUEST 60 used for?

ORLIQUEST 60 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 ORLIQUEST 60 have side effects?

Yes, taking ORLIQUEST 60 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 ORLIQUEST 60.

What happens if you take ORLIQUEST 60 without eating?

ORLIQUEST 60 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 ORLIQUEST 60 cause flatulence?

Yes. Flatulence or wind is a common side effect of ORLIQUEST 60. 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 ORLIQUEST 60?

YesTake a multivitamin (containing vitamins A, D, E and K) everyday if you are taking ORLIQUEST 60 as it can lower the levels of some vitamins absorbed by your body. Take the medicines as told by your physician.

Can I take ORLIQUEST 60 on an empty stomach?

Take ORLIQUEST 60 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 ORLIQUEST 60?

While taking ORLIQUEST 60, 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 ORLIQUEST 60?

Take ORLIQUEST 60 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 ORLIQUEST 60?

If it is less than an hour since your last main meal, take the forgotten dose of ORLIQUEST 60. 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 ORLIQUEST 60 cause stomach pain?

Yes. Stomach pain is a common side effect of ORLIQUEST 60. 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.

REFERENCES

1. Joseph T. DiPiro, Robert L. Talbert, Gary C. Yee, Gary R. Matzke, Barbara G. Wells, L. Michael Posey. Obesity. Pharmacotherapy- A Pathophysiologic Approach. Eighth edition. Page - 2571.

2. Suyog S. Jain, Sunita J. Ramanand, Jaiprakash B. Ramanand, Pramod B. Akat, Milind H. Patwardhan, and Sachin R. Joshi. Evaluation of efficacy and safety of orlistat in obese patients. PMC Pubmed Central. NCBI. National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. June 2011. [Accessed on 13th May 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3125014/

3. GlaxoSmithKline. Effect of Orlistat in Body Composition. NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine ClinicalTrials.gov. [Revised in March 2013] [Accessed on 13th May 2022] https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00752726

4. Famar S.A. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in April 2021] [Accessed on 13th May 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.6533.pdf

5. Pharmaceutical Works Polpharma SA. Orlistat. [Revised in June 2020] [Accessed 13th May 2022] https://products.tevauk.com/mediafile/id/49360.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    ORLISTAT 60 mg
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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ORLIQUEST 60 Capsule 10's

ORLIQUEST 60 Capsule 10's Mkt: Arkas Pharma Private Limited

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