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Trimex 120mg (Orlistat)

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Qty Price per Unit Saving Price
Trimex 120mg (orlistat) x 30 $1.50 $60.00 $45.00
Trimex 120mg (orlistat) x 60 $1.00 $75.00 $60.00
Trimex 120mg (orlistat) x 90 $0.85 $120.00 $76.50
Trimex 120mg (orlistat) x 180 $0.70 $283.50 $126.00
Trimex 120mg (orlistat) x 360 $0.55 $594.00 $198.00

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Product Information

 

Trimex is a medicine prescribed to help overweight or obese patients to lose weight. Trimex contains 120mg of Orlistat as the active ingredient. Orlistat medications are prescribed to help patients lose weight together with a reduced-calorie diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Doctors use guidelines on when to prescribe or whom to prescribe this medication to. Doctors will calculate a patient’s body mass index (BMI) to know if one is overweight or obese and if the patient is at risk of health problems. BMI and other factors will help a doctor decide if weightloss medication must be prescribed. These are the following guidelines when prescribing Orlistat medications:

  • BMI must be 30 or above
  • BMI must be 28 or above and have a medical condition that will improve from losing weight

 

Trimex intereferes with the digestion and absorption of fat by blocking the enzyme in the gut which are responsible for fat digestion. The undigested fat will not be absorbed by the body and will be excreted in stools. This action will reduce the amount of calories absorbed by the body. However, Orlistat does not block the absorption of calories from sugar and non-fat foods.

 

Manufacturer

 

Trimex is manufactured by Shree Venkatesh Int. Ltd.

 

Dosage

 

A patient must first consult a doctor before using Trimex to get proper instructions on taking the medication.

 

The usual adult and pediatric dose of Orlistat for obesity is 120mg taken 3 times a day with meals containing fat. A dose may be taken during each meal or within an hour after having a meal. A dose may be skipped if a meal is skipped or if a meal does not contain fat. A meal must contain fat because Trimex will not work without fat in the diet. The fat content of the daily diet must not exceed 30% of the total daily calorie intake.

 

A missed dose may be taken as soon as remembered. A dose may be skipped if it’s been more than an hour since the last meal. The dose must not be doubled just to make up for the missed dose.

 

If a patient lost 5% of weight in 3 months, use of Orlistat may be continued, otherwise, treatment must be stopped. If a patient continues to lose weight in a span of 6 months, Orlistat therapy may be continued for 1 to 2 years or longer. The doctor will regularly check a patient to determine the duration of therapy.

 

Trimex is only part of a complete weight loss program. Weight loss is achieved with the help of weight loss medications together with proper diet, exercise and weight control.

                                                                                            

Contraindications

 

Trimex is contraindicated to the following:

  • Pregnant women even if overweight or obese
  • Those with gallbladder problems
  • Those with chronic malabsorption syndrome

 

Trimex should not be taken by those allergic to its active and inactive ingredients.

 

Side effects

 

The most common side effects of Trimex are caused by its main action – to block fat from being digested and absorbed by the body. The side effects include:

  • Fatty or oily stools
  • Oily spotting on undergarments
  • Gas with oily discharge
  • Loose stools
  • Urgency to empty bowels or inability to control bowel movements
  • Increased number of bowel movements
  • Orange or brown oil in stool
  • Nausea
  • Stomach or rectal pain

 

These side effects are actually signs that the medication is working. These usually pass with continuous intake of Trimex. High-fat meals will increase the risk of these side effects or make these side effects worse.

 

Use of Trimex must be stopped and a doctor must be notified if any of these side effects occur:

  • Symptoms of kidney problems such as little or no urination, swelling of ankles or feet, shortness of breath, feeling tired, blood in urine, painful urination, severe lower back pain
  • Symptoms of liver problems such as nausea, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice
  • Allergic reaction such as hives, rash, itching, swelling of face, throat, or tongue, difficult breathing

 

Refer to Trimex leaflet or consult a doctor for more information on side effects.

 

 

 

 

Warnings and Precautions

 

Some medications may not be suitable to take by all patients for it may affect certain medical conditions. Before using Trimex, a doctor must be consulted if the medication is safe to use if a patient has the following medical conditions:

  • Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • Eating disorders
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Underactive thyroid
  • History of pancreatitis
  • History of gallstones or kidney stones

 

Trimex may also interact with other medications such as:

  • Insulin and other oral diabetes medications
  • Seizure medications
  • Amiodarone
  • Warfarin
  • Cyclosporine – must not be taken within 3 hours before or after taking Orlistat
  • Levothyroxine – must not be taken within 4 hours before or after taking Orlistat
  • Vitamin & mineral supplements

 

Orlistat can affect the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin and mineral supplements must be taken at least 2 hours before or after taking Orlistat.

 

Avoid high-fat diet to reduce the risk and worsening of unpleasant side effects.

 

Trimex and Alcohol

 

Drinking alcohol while taking Orlistat will not cause adverse effects. However, reducing alcohol consumption is recommended to improve chances of losing weight as alcoholic drinks are high in calorie content.