Orlistat is a 120mg capsule which should be taken with each meal that does not have more than 30% of its calories from fat.
Orlistat should be swallowed whole, with water. It can be taken up to three times per day, just before eating, with a meal or up to an hour afterwards. It should not be taken with a meal that does not contain any fat and if a meal is missed then the Orlistat should not be taken.
A multivitamin should be taken a couple of hours after taking Orlistat, or at bedtime to ensure your body retains its necessary levels of vitamins A, D, E and K.
You should see a reduction of around 5% of your body weight within the first twelve weeks; if you have not seen any results in this time, Orlistat may not be the weight loss aid for you. Orlistat should only be used until you reach a BMI of 28.
Your results can be greatly enhanced by following a calorie controlled diet and partaking in regular exercise. Orlistat should be taken with a nutritionally balanced, low calorie diet that has no more than about 30% of calories from fat. Taking Orlistat with any meal high in fat (more than 30% fat) may make the potential side effects worse.