Orlisat 60 mg & 120 mg capsules.
Orlistat works by blocking the action of enzymes which break down fat. Fats in our diet cannot be absorbed unless broken down in to smaller components known as fatty acids. Orlistat prevents this breakdown of fat and the undigested fat is passed in the stool. This drug does not suppress appetite. It works within the gut and is not absorbed into the bloodstream.
- Obesity management, including weight loss and weight maintenance when used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet
- To reduce the risk for weight regain after prior weight loss
- For obese patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) = 30 kg/m2 or = 27 kg/m2 in the presence of other risk factors (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia)
- Olisat 120 for obese patients and Olisat 60 for overweight patients