ORLISA 120 MG CAPSULE

Generic : Orlistat (120mg)

Treatment : Obesity

Pack size  : 10 (Capsule)

Manufacturer : Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$14.37

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Orlica Capsule is a medicine used in the treatment of obesity. It helps the body in blocking the absorption of fats from the small intestines and stomach.

Orlica Capsule should be taken along with food in the dose and duration as per prescription. It must be swallowed as a whole. It works best when it is used along with regular physical activity and a healthy diet. It should not be taken for a long term unless your doctor tells you to do so. For better efficacy of the medicine, fat-rich foods should be avoided along with the medicine.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women must take this medicine only with a valid prescription. Inform your doctor before taking the medicine if you have any other medical conditions or are taking any other medications. This medicine should not be considered as a long-term treatment unless you are prescribed by your doctor.

 

BENEFITS OF ORLICA CAPSULE

In Obesity

Orlica Capsule decreases cravings for food now and then. This helps reduce food intake and enables you to cut down on those extra calories that are responsible for gaining weight due to overeating. Therefore, this medicine helps to treat obesity and prevents the complications of being overweight like diabetes, high blood pressure, and other serious problems. It also improves your confidence by helping you lose weight and enhances your quality of life.

 

HOW TO USE ORLICA CAPSULE

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Orlica Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Orlica Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

 

HOW ORLICA CAPSULE WORKS

Orlica Capsule is a lipase inhibitor. It works in the stomach and small intestine by blocking the absorption of fat from food by blocking enzymes responsible for the breakdown of fat.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Orlica Capsule does not cause any harmful side effects.
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Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Orlica Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Orlica Capsule is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
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Driving

SAFE
Orlica Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Orlica Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Orlica Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine may be associated with the formation of kidney stones in patients with underlying kidney disease.
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Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Orlica Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Orlica Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

 

Interaction with drugs

  • CICLOSPORIN
  • WARFARIN
  • ACARBOSE
  • LEVOTHYROXINE
  • AMIODARONE
  • LAMOTRIGINE
  • ATAZANAVIR

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ORLICA CAPSULE?

If you miss a dose of Orlica Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Orlica

  • Fat in stool
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Flatus with discharge
  • Oily spotting
  • Increased urge to pass bowels
  • Oily evacuation
  • Increased bowel movements

FAQ's

Q. How long can you stay on Orlica Capsule?

It is not advised to take Orlica Capsule for more than 6 months. Consult your doctor and stop the medication if you do not experience any weight reduction 12 weeks after starting your treatment with Orlica Capsule.

Q. Who should not take Orlica Capsule?

You should not take Orlica Capsule if you are allergic to it, have difficulty absorbing food (chronic malabsorption syndrome), and have cholestasis (a condition where the flow of bile from the liver is blocked). Refrain from using Orlica Capsule if you are taking cyclosporine medicine or blood thinners like warfarin. Along with that, avoid Orlica Capsule if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. What kind of diet should I follow while on Orlica Capsule?

You should stick to low-calorie low-fat diet while taking Orlica Capsule. Having a high-fat meal with Orlica Capsule might increase the chances of developing unpleasant side effects. Try to eat more vegetables and fruits, have small portions, eat regularly, and do not skip any meals.

Q. Can you drink alcohol on Orlica Capsule?

Though alcohol does not interfere with the working of Orlica Capsule, it is recommended that you cut on or avoid alcohol. Alcohol contains calories which will add to your weight. Hence, for effective weight reduction it is best to avoid alcohol.

Q. How quickly does Orlica Capsule work?

Orlica Capsule starts working quickly, within 24-48 hours of taking it. You may even notice fat in your stools. However, it may take about a week or two to show effective weight reduction, which will vary from person to person.

Q. Is it important to follow an exercise program while taking Orlica Capsule?

Yes, exercise may prove to be very helpful for the effective weight reduction and maintenance of reduced weight. An exercise program and low-calorie intake will help maintain your weight even after discontinuation of the medicine.

Q. How does Orlica Capsule help with weight loss?

Orlica Capsule belongs to a class of medicines known as lipase inhibitors. It targets the fat that you eat. It prevents about 25% of fat in your meals from being absorbed. This unabsorbed fat will get passed in stools and get removed from the body.

Q. How should I take Orlica Capsule?

Take Orlica Capsule three times a day and swallow the capsule whole with water. Take it just before, during, or up to one hour after meals. The meal should be well balanced and should include low calorie ingredients. Do not take Orlica Capsule if you miss a meal or your meal does not contain fat, as it will not work in the absence of fat.

Q. How much weight can you lose in a week with Orlica Capsule?

You should set a realistic goal of weight reduction. Aim to reduce 5-10% of your starting weight. This weight loss process should be gradual and at a steady pace. You should try to reduce 0.5 kg of weight per week.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Pack size  – 10

Pack form  – tablet

MORE INFORMATION

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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