Orlistat (Xenical or alli) weight loss medication for obesity and overweight adults. Available to buy online from Pharma Aesthetics.
Please read the important medical information before continuing. You can then change your answer and continue.
Use this BMI calculator to find out your BMI
Orlistat is not licensed for use in persons with a BMI below 28. Elite Consultation cannot supply you with treatment. Please contact your regular doctor.
Orlistat 60mg (alli) only is recommended for this BMI range. Please continue.
You should eat three roughly equal meals a day.
Your diet should be varied and include at least 5 items of fruit or vegetables (to avoid vitamin depletion).
Just under a third (30%) of your total calories should be from fat.
Orlistat is only effective if taken alongside a nutritionally-balanced, calorie-controlled diet. Just under a third (30%) of the total calories should be from fat. The food, calorie, and fat intake should be spread evenly over 3 meals. You can change your answer and continue.
Orlistat should not be used when pregnant or breastfeeding. Elite Consultation cannot supply weight loss medication.
Orlistat 120mg (Xenical) - 5% of your body weight should be lost after 12 weeks.
Orlistat 60mg (alli, Orlos) - there should be some significant weight loss after 12 weeks.
Orlistat is unlikely to work if these targets are not met in the first 12 weeks.
NOTE: If you have not yet been taking orlistat for 12 weeks answer 'Yes'.
If you have not lost 5% of your bodyweight after 12 weeks of orlistat 120mg or if you have not lost any weight after 12 weeks of orlistat 60mg, you should stop taking orlistat.
Have a very fatty meal.
Miss a meal.
Have a zero fat meal.
The combination of orlistat and highly fatty food can produce greasy diarrhoea. A fatty meal is one like fish and chips or a meal with cream, or cake. Missing a meal or taking a zero fat meal, means that there is no need for orlistat.
The combination of orlistat and highly fatty food can produce greasy diarrhoea. A fatty meal is one like fish and chips or a meal with cream, or cake. Missing a meal or taking a zero fat meal, means that there is no need for orlistat. You can change your answer and continue.
The following medicines interact with orlistat:
Contraceptive or period delay pills (e.g. The Pill, combined oral contraceptive, progestogen-only pill, minipill, emergency contraceptive pills, norethisterone, Provera).
Anticoagulant drugs especially warfarin.
Pharma Aesthetics cannot supply you with weight loss medication as it may interact with your other medication. Please consult your regular doctor.
Allergy to orlistat or other capsule ingredients
Malabsorption conditions - unable to fully absorb food from the gut
Cholestasis - a liver and bile duct disorder
Pharma Aesthetics cannot supply you with weight loss medication. Please consult your regular doctor.
If a medicine is prescribed for an 'off label' (unlicensed) use the manufacturer is not liable in case of adverse events. Doctors take the responsibility for the prescribing.
NOTE: If ordering orlistat 120mg (Xenical) - or orlistat 60mg (alli) with under 6 months use - please answer 'Yes'.
We are unable to prescribe for you without your consent. You can change your answer if you wish to continue.
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The medication is for my own use and I will not share with anyone else
I will read the patient information leaflet supplied with the medicine pack
I am over 18 and I agree to identity verification checks
I understand my GP will be informed about the supply of medicine
I have completed this questionnaire myself and fully understand all the information
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