What is Vyfat (Orlistat) used for?
Vyfat (Orlistat) is given to patients to help them lose weight. It is normally given together with a low calorie diet as a treatment for obesity, especially in patients with other conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure. This drug belongs to a class of medications known as lipase inhibitors, which work by preventing the fat in the food eaten by the patient from being absorbed, and instead allowing the fat to be removed in the stool.
How should I use Vyfat (Orlistat)?
Vyfat (Orlistat) capsules should be taken exactly as prescribed by your physician. You may be told to take it 3 times per day, together with each meal that contains some fat. It may be taken during a meal. However, you may also take it up to 1 hour after eating. If you miss a meal, or if your meal does not contain fat, it is possible to skip your dose.
What are the side effects of Vyfat (Orlistat)?
Some side effects may occur when taking Vyfat (Orlistat), such as:
You should report all side effects to your physician. If you notice any more serious side effects, you should immediately consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Vyfat (Orlistat). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.