Orlistat is a medication taken to treat obesity and prevents obesity complications, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and other serious problems. It works by blocking the absorption of fat from the small intestine and stomach. It should be taken along with food. It shows good results when used along with regular physical activity and diet. It is good to avoid taking fat-rich foods while taking this medicine. Some side effects are seen like abdominal pain, the presence of fat in stool, and diarrhea.
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Can L-Carnitine be used to reduce weight?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. My weight is 185 lbs. I am unable to lose fat despite a proper diet and exercise. Can I use an L-carnitine supplement? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I am sorry to inform you that it is a myth that L-carnitine reduces weight by burning fat. I know that you can easily find thousands of websites on the internet that claim that consuming their energy drinks and supplements containing L-carnitine will burn out exce... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male. My height is 5'6" and weight is 74 kg. I have a big belly with the rest of my body being a little leaner. I have continuous hunger even after I have had food. After a meal with five roti and a cup of rice, I will feel hungry within an hour or two. I have zero... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com We are here to help you. You seem to be simply suffering from belly obesity that occurs as a result of a sedentary lifestyle. Excessive hunger is just a functional issue, that is since you eat, you get more hunger. It is a habit. Start exercising and join ... Read Full »
Would you please suggest any medicine to reduce weight?
Query: Hi, I am 20 years old. My weight is 65 kg. My height is 5' 5". I want to lose my weight about 4 to 5 kg. Please suggest me any medicine to reduce weight. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best way to reduce weight is by regular physical exercise and balanced diet. You can lose weight by reducing your intake of oily food and sweets. It is also important to space your meals in such a way that you have more frequent, small meals (and not h... Read Full »
I do not have any systemic issues but still gaining a lot of weight. What can I do?
Query: Hello doctor,I am becoming overweight day by day. I do not have any problems with thyroid or any other systemic issues. So, what can I do now? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have a weight gain related issue. Orlistat is a very good drug to lose weight, but it should not be taken with anything else. Also, I suggest that you exercise 60 minutes daily and eat fruits a... Read Full »
Is it safe for obese patients to take appetite suppressants?
Query: Hi doctor, I see a lot of patients, who are slightly overweight. I put them on an exercise regime, and tell them to restrict their diet. But sometimes, they are unable to control their appetite and have dinner at night. They ask me for any appetite suppressant to decrease their appetite. They prefe... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, appetite suppressants are hard to find, as you must be aware that they have a low therapeutic index, habit former, and are difficult to discontinue once started. For obese patients with BMI (body mass index) over 30, why do not you try VLCD (very low... Read Full »
Will Orlistat weaken the teeth?
Query: Hi doctor, I am going to start taking Xenical or Orlistat for about a month. Can you tell me what the side effects on the teeth are? Does it cause them to fall out or weaken them? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Orlistat has no direct effect on calcium and vitamin D levels of the body, so a direct effect on teeth is not there. However, in very rare cases, mild bleeding from gums have been documented, but they are insignificant cases. Orlistat works by inhibiting gastric and pan... Read Full »
Can I take Orlistat for weight loss if I have PCOS?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old female. I weigh 49 kg. My height is 140 cm and my BMI is 25. I am getting married in a few months and need to shed a few pounds. I took Orlistat 60 mg capsules after breakfast and lunch. I bought it over the counter without a prescription. The same evening, I had co... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need not take this drug to reduce weight. I would recommend you to stop this drug. An oily stool is normal with the medication you had taken. If you are already a diagnosed case of PCOS, consult a gynaecologist online and get it treated. PCOS is a cause for ove... Read Full »
How to reduce my unwanted fat over belly and arms?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old. I weigh about 81 kg and my height is 5.1 feet. I am over obese with big belly and fat arms. I eat only a little and work more. I also have constipation. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and will reply to you shortly. Read Full »
Can I take fat burner to lose weight?
Query: Hello doctor, I am quite overweight and my weight is 102 kg. My height is 5 feet and 7 inches. I am trying to lose weight and started going to gym. My coach says that I should take a fat burner for eight weeks. Is it fine to take that? I have fatty liver and some fibrosis also due to extra weight. C... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Mind my words that for weight loss other than exercise and right diet nothing works. The supplement you are taking is just fancy and is not going to help you. If you do exercises, then you may discuss with your doctor to prescribe you Orlista... Read Full »