How to Take Orlistat Powder for Weight Loss?

How to Take Orlistat Powder for Weight Loss?


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Description - Orlistat is a weight loss drug that prevents dietary fats from being absorbed. It's intended to be used alongside a reduced calorie diet



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Email:aas11@aasraw.comWhatsapp:+8618928439036 How to take Orlistat powder for weight loss?
What is orlistat powder?
Orlistat powder blocks some of the fat that you eat, keeping it from being absorbed by your body.Orlistat powder is used to aid in weight loss, or to help reduce the risk of regaining weight already lost. This medicine must be used together with a reduced-calorie diet. Orlistat powder is for use only in adults.Xenicalis the prescription-strength form of orlistat powder. The alli brand is available without a prescription.
Can Orlistat powder help me lose weight?
Orlistat powder isn’t effective for everyone and is by no means a miracle weight loss pill.Orlistat powderis recommended if you are overweight and if previous weight-reducing efforts have not worked. As long as you follow a sensible, balanced diet, as well as exercise regularly, you’ll have a good chance of losing weight.
Email:aas11@aasraw.comWhatsapp:+8618928439036 What are the uses for orlistat powder?
Orlistat powder is combined with a reduced-calorie diet to promote weight loss. Orlistat powder also may be used to prevent weight gain after weight has been lost. Candidates for treatment with orlistat powder are patients who are obese with a body mass index (a measure of obesity) of more than 30 kg/m2. Candidates also include patients with a body mass index of between 27 and 30 kg/m2 if other risk factors for arteriosclerosis are present such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and elevated blood cholesterol or triglycerides. Based on several scientific studies, the average weight loss that is achieved when orlistat powder is taken as recommended for six months to one year is 12.4 to 13.4 pounds.
How to use Orlistat Powder?
If you are taking the over-the-counter product to self-treat, read all directions on the product package before taking this medication.
If your doctor has prescribed this medication, read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you starttaking orlistat powderand each time you get a refill. Take this medication as directed by your doctor, by mouth with liquid sometime during each meal that contains fat or within 1 hour after the meal, usually 3 times daily. If you miss a meal or your meal contains no fat, skip that dose of the medication. To decrease the chance of unpleasant side effects, it is very important that no more than 30% of the calories in your diet come from fat. Your daily intake of fat, protein, and carbohydrates should be evenly spread over 3 main meals.
Email:aas11@aasraw.comWhatsapp:+8618928439036 Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.
Because this drug can interfere with the absorption of certain vitamins (fat-soluble vitamins including A, D, E, K), a daily multivitamin supplement containing these nutrients is recommended. Take the multivitamin at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after taking orlistat powder (such as at bedtime).
If you take cyclosporine, take it at least 3 hours before or after orlistat powder to make sure the full dose of cyclosporine is absorbed into your bloodstream. If you take levothyroxine, take it at least 4 hours before or after orlistat powder.
You should see some weight loss within 2 weeks after you start orlistat powder. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
What is the dosage for orlistat powder?
Email:aas11@aasraw.comWhatsapp:+8618928439036 The recommended prescription dose for Xenical is one capsule (120 mg) three times daily.
The recommended dose foralliis 60 mg three times daily.
Orlistat powder should be taken one hour after or during a meal containing about 15 mg of fat. Meals without fat do not require orlistat powder.
No additional benefit has been shown when orlistat powder was taken in doses greater than 120 mg.
Patients should eat a nutritionally balanced, reduced calorie diet that contains approximately 30% of calories from fat.
alli includes an individually tailored online weight loss support program.
Some dietary vitamins bind to fat (vitamins A, D, E and beta- carotene). When orlistat powder is taken, these vitamins are not absorbed and are eliminated in the stool in increased amounts along with the fat. Therefore, patients taking orlistat powder should take a multivitamin containing these "fat-soluble" vitamins to ensure that adequate amounts of the vitamins are available for absorption. To ensure that the vitamins in the multivitamins are not bound to fat like the vitamins in the diet, the multivitamin should be taken at least two hours before or several hours after the orlistat powder.
How effective is Orlistat powder in weight loss ?
In clinical trial data, the average weight loss was 50 percent extra with Orlistat powder in comparison to placebo with diet. This means that if you could lose 6 kg with diet alone, you could lose 9 kg with Orlistat powder. Furthermore, it was shown that those taking Orlistat powder maintainedweight lossbetter than in the placebo group. For maximum effectiveness of Orlistat powder, one capsule is taken with each main meal (a maximum of three capsules a day) before, during, or up to one hour after each meal. If you miss a meal or the meal does not contain any fat, you do not need to take the capsule.
How to get the most from your Orlistat treatment?
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Eat well – but try to cut down your dietary calories by about 500 calories per day. This should result in the loss of 1lb per week, a healthy weight loss Eat slowly and enjoy your food – don’t rush (this will keep any hunger at bay) Exercise regularly Avoid temptation – keep the cupboards free from unhealthy foods Know that weight loss takes time. Have realistic goals in mind, monitor your progress and don’t give up!
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