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OrliFord 120mg (Orlistat)

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Orliford 120mg (orlistat) x 30 $1.50 $60.00 $45.00
Orliford 120mg (orlistat) x 60 $1.00 $75.00 $60.00
Orliford 120mg (orlistat) x 90 $0.85 $120.00 $76.50
Orliford 120mg (orlistat) x 180 $0.70 $283.50 $126.00
Orliford 120mg (orlistat) x 360 $0.55 $594.00 $198.00

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Product Information

 

Being obese or having excessive body weight can put a toll on other body organs especially on the cardiovascular system. Being obese can also lead to other medical problems such as diabetes and heart problems.

 

Most anti-obesity drugs target the central nervous system and decrease appetite. Orliford contains 120mg of the active ingredient Orlistat which is used to help people with obesity. It does not act on the central nervous system. Fats from a person’s meal are slowly absorbed in the stomach then in the intestines. Orliford specifically targets the gastrointestinal enzymes which are involved in the digestion and absorption of fat in the gastrointestinal tract. The unabsorbed fats are then excreted then the body will burn fatty tissues to convert it into the energy needed by the body.

 

Taking weight loss medications is only one part of a complete weight loss program. Orliford capsules can help a person lose weight if combined with a well balanced, low fat diet and physical activity or exercise. It also helps a person prevent gaining back the weight already lost.

 

Manufacturer

 

Orliford 120 is manufactured by Banford

 

Dosage

 

Orliford is used to help treat obesity, along with low-calorie diet and exercise. This medication will not work if no lifestyle change has been done, like changing the diet into a well-balanced and low-calorie or low-fat diet and engaging in more physical activities.

 

The recommended dose of Orlistat for treating obesity in adults and children 12years or older is 120mg orally 3 times a day with meals containing fat. Note that this medication must only be used by children with the advice of a healthcare professional.

 

One capsule of Orliford 120 must be taken orally, 3 times daily, with meals containing fat from vegetable or animal sources. Meals must contain fat, but it must contain lower fat or calories than the usual eating routine. Each dose is taken either before, during, or 1 hour after meals. The capsule must be swallowed whole with a glass of water.

 

Orliford does not work without the presence of fat in a meal. However, the fat content of a diet per day should not exceed 30% of the total calorie intake per day. For instance, a person eats a total of 1200 calories per day, not more 360 of those calories should be from fat.

 

If a meal is skipped or a meal does not contain fat, the dose of Orliford for that meal may be skipped as well. If a dose is missed, that missed dose may be skipped if it’s already past an hour after the last meal. Continue with the next dose, but never double the dose to make up for the missed dose.

 

Taking of Orlistat capsules must not exceed 3 capsules per day, and duration of therapy must not exceed 6 months. Consult a healthcare professional if there’s no weight loss in 12 weeks of taking Orliford capsules as it may require stopping its use.

 

Contraindications

 

People with known allergy to Orliford, its active ingredient Orlistat and all its inactive ingredients must not take this medication.

 

Orliford is contraindicated to patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Problems with food absorption or chronic malabsorption syndrome
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Cholestasis or the condition with impaired flow of bile
  • Severe kidney disease

 

This medication is under Pregnancy Category X which means it must not be used by pregnant women even if they are overweight or obese as it may cause harm to the unborn baby. It is also contraindicated to breastfeeding women as the drug interferes with proper absorption of vitamins that are beneficial for nursing babies.

 

People taking Cyclosporine must not take Orlistat for it may increase the risk of organ transplant failure because Orlistat may cause a decrease in the levels of Cyclosporine absorbed by the body. People taking Warfarin must also avoid taking Orlistat for Orlistat can affect the efficacy of anticoagulants.

 

Orliford must not be taken by children or adolescents under 12 years of age.

 

Side effects

 

All medications can cause side effects but each person’s tolerance or reaction to the drug, varies.

 

The most common side effects of Orliford capsules usually occur because of the drug’s fat-blocking mechanism. These are actually signs that the medication is working. These side effects occur during the initial weeks of treatment and may lessen with continued use of the medication.

  • Oily or fatty stools
  • Oily spotting
  • Flatulence, with or without oily spotting
  • Soft, runny or liquid stools
  • Changes in bowel movement (frequent)

These drug effects mentioned above may be managed by eating lower-fat meals and could definitely worsen if a high-fat meal is consumed.

 

Taking of Orliford must be stopped if a severe allergic reaction occurs, with symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, rash, itching, sweating, swollen face or throat, rapid heart beat and collapse.

 

Seek medical attention right away and stop taking Orliford if the following side effects are experienced:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Severe pain in the lower back
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Blood in urine or difficult urination
  • Kidney problems with symptoms of feet or ankle swelling, little or no urination
  • Liver problems with symptoms like yellowing of skin or eyes (jaundice), clay colored stools, dark urine, loss of appetite

 

This is not a complete list of side effects. Consult a healthcare professional for more information.

 

Warnings and Precautions

 

It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional prior to taking Orliford, to determine if the drug is safe for use. A healthcare professional must be informed of any of the following medical conditions:

  • Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes – it may require dose adjustment of anti-diabetic medications
  • Kidney diseases – Orlistat use may be associated with kidney stones
  • Liver diseases
  • Underactive thyroid
  • History of pancreatitis
  • Eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia

 

A healthcare professional must also be informed of other medications being taken, including other weight loss medications, as dose adjustments may be needed to prevent drug interactions. Drug interactions may affect how medications work and may also cause serious adverse effects. Orliford may interact with the following medications:

  • Thyroid medicines like levothyroxine
  • HIV medicines
  • Medicines for epilepsy
  • Medicines for depression, anxiety or psychiatric disorders
  • Amiodarone
  • Acarbose
  • Medicines for hypertension
  • Medicines for high cholesterol

 

Orlistat can make it difficult to absorption of fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E, and K. It is recommended to take multivitamins containing these vitamins at bedtime when Orlistat is not taken.

 

Orliford and Alcohol


Combining alcohol with Orlistat (Orliford) is safe. It is however recommended to reduce the amount of alcohol intake due to its high calorie content.