Capsule Orlistat 120 mg

Pharmacological class

Enzyme modifiers inhibitors


Obesity, exogenous

Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category B



Safety and efficacy have not been established.


No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of orlistat in geriatric patients.

Contraindication & Drug interaction


Except under special circumstances, this medication should not be used when the following medical problems exist:

Chronic malabsorption, Cholestasis

Risk-benefit should be considered when the following medical problems exist:

Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia ,History of hyperoxaluria or calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis, Sensitivity to orlistat

Drug interactions

Fat-soluble vitamins and analogues, Pravastatin, Cyclosporine, Warfarin

Usual Adult Dose

Usual adult dose

Obesity management-

Oral, 120 mg three times a day, with each fat-containing meal.The dose should be taken during fat-containing meals or up to 1 hour after the meal.

Usual adult prescribing limits

360 mg a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose

Safety and efficacy have not been established.

Side Effects

Those indicating need for medical attention

Incidence more frequent:

Influenza-like symptoms, upper respiratory tract infection

Incidence less frequent:

Lower respiratory tract infection, tooth or gingival disorder

Incidence rare:

infectious diarrhea, otitis, urinary tract infection

Those indicating need for medical attention only if they continue or are bothersome

Incidence more frequent:

Abdominal pain; gastrointestinal symptoms, including; fatty/oily stool; fecal incontinence; fecal urgency; flatus with discharge; increased defecation; oily evacuation; oily spotting; headache

Incidence less frequent:

Anxiety; back pain; menstrual irregularities; rectal pain or discomfort

Incidence rare:

Arthritis; dizziness; dryness of skin; fatigue; insomnia; myalgia;  nausea; skin rash; vomiting


Store below 30 °C (86 °F). Protect from light, moisture,keep the medicine in the box.


Box of 60 Orlistat Capsules 120 mg






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