A capsule that is often used to treat obesity. This medicine works by blocking the absorption of fats from the small intestines and stomach. Physicians may prescribe this medicine to treat other conditions not listed in this document. While the active ingredient is Orlistat, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as colloidal silicon dioxide, silicified microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, and others. Vyfat 120 mg belongs to the class of medications called Lipase inhibitors. It is not advised to use this medication without a doctor’s prescription because you may experience undesired results.
The manufacturer of Vyfat 120 mg is Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
How to Administer Vyfat 120 mg?
Take the capsule whole by mouth with or without food. To swallow the pill, use a glass full of water and avoid any other liquids because even a small amount of alcohol can cause an Orlistat reaction. Your healthcare professional may gradually increase the dosage in case you do not notice the desired result. If you experience nausea or stomach upset, you can administer the pill with light food or milk. To get the most benefit from Vyfat 120 mg, you should use this medicine each day and at the same time. Do not administer Orlistat more often than your doctor prescribes because it will not treat your condition faster.
If you are using the liquid form of Orlistat, you should measure it with a special spoon the dose. Otherwise, you may get the wrong dose, which may also increase the risk of adverse effects. Tell your doctor if your medical condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Usually, dosages are based on response to therapy, age, other drugs that you may use, and the severity of your health condition. In case you have doubts about what dosage is better for you, avoid using this medicine or talk to a doctor. Additionally, keep taking Orlistat even if you feel well because if you interrupt the treatment suddenly without a doctor’s approval, symptoms may return.
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If you miss a dose, you should administer it as soon as you remember. However, if it is too close to the time for the next dose, simply skip the missed dose. If it is approaching the time for the next dose, do not administer an increased dose to catch up because it may increase the risk of adverse effects.
In rare cases, if you are using Orlistat more often than your doctors prescribe, you may notice an overdose. Check below some symptoms of overdose:
- Severe dizziness
- Irregular heartbeat
- Passing out
If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, stop taking this drug and consult a doctor at once. For more details, talk to a doctor.
Adverse Effects of Vyfat 120 mg
Orlistat like other medicines may give you some adverse effects during treatment. On the other hand, if your body adjusts to this medicine, you may not experience any of the following side effects. Some factors that usually can provoke adverse effects are dehydration, overdose, and allergy.
Common Adverse Effects
The patients usually can continue the treatment safely even if they notice any of the following side effects. In any case, most patients ignore mild side effects. Check some examples below:
- Oily, fatty, or liquid stools
- Increased flatulence
Severe Adverse Effects
This category of negative effects may occur in rare cases due to an increased dose of Orlistat. Stop using Vyfat 120 mg and get medical help right away, if you experience any of the following side effects. Additionally, your physician may be able to help you to prevent or avoid adverse effects. Check below some examples:
- Rectal pain or discomfort
- Low blood sugar
- Fast pounding heart
- Abdominal pain
This document does not contain a complete list of side effects. It is advised to inform your doctor if you are noticing any of the adverse reactions listed above or if you experience both of them at the same time.
Vyfat 120 mg may interact with other medicines and substances and increase the risk of side effects or decrease the effectiveness of the drug. That’s why you should inform your physician about all products that you are using before taking Orlistat. Examples include herbal products, supplements, vitamins, prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and others. Check some examples below:
- Erectile dysfunction or ED drugs (such as Sildenafil Citrate, Tadalafil, Avanafil, and others)
Check some examples of disease interaction below:
- Vitamin deficiency (fat-soluble)
Before taking Vyfat 120 mg, talk to a doctor because this document does not contain all possible disease and drug interactions. Moreover, you should not start, stop, or change the dosages without the doctor’s recommendation because it may lead to undesired results.
Inform your doctor about your medical history and if you have an allergy to the ingredients of the drug or if you have any other allergies. For example:
- Brain disorders (such as brain damage, seizures, and others)
- Liver and kidney disease
- Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
- Mental problems (such as psychosis)
- Heart disease (such as heart failure, angina, and others)
Orlistat can be used during pregnancy with a doctor’s prescription only. Otherwise, it may harm your unborn baby. In addition, talk to a doctor before breastfeeding because there is no information if this medication passes into breast milk.
- It is advised to store this medicine at room temperature and away from direct sunlight and moisture. Therefore, you should not keep Vyfat 120 mg in the bathroom.
- Keep away Orlistat from the reach of children and pets because it may be harmful to them.
- Information in this document may be different from the doctor’s prescription. Therefore, to treat your conditions fast and safely, you should follow carefully the doctor’s prescription only.
- Do not use Vyfat 120 mg after the expiry date because your risk of severe negative effects may increase.
- It is not allowed to share Orlistat with others, especially with children.