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?
Yes. Take 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.