Active Ingredient: Orlistat (60 mg). Inactive Ingredients: FD&C Blue No. 2, Edible Ink, Gelatin, Iron Oxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Povidone, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Starch Glycolate, Talc, Titanium Dioxide.
Read the enclosed brochure for other important information; diet and exercise are the starting points for any weight loss program. Try these first before adding Orlistat. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program; to see if Orlistat capsules are right for you, find your height on the chart to the right. You may consider starting a weight loss program with Orlistat if your weight is the same or more than the weight shown for your height; For overweight adults 18 years and older: take 1 capsule with each meal containing fat; do not take more than 3 capsules daily; use with a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet and exercise program until you reach your weight loss goal. Most weight loss occurs in the first 6 months; if you stop taking Orlistat, continue with your diet and exercise program; if you start to regain weight after you stop taking Orlistat, you may need to start taking Orlistat again along with your diet and exercise program; take a multivitamin once a day, at bedtime, when using Orlistat.
Organ transplant alert: Do not use if you have had an organ transplant. Orlistat interferes with the medicines used to prevent transplant rejection. Allergy alert: do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Orlistat capsules. Do not use: if you are taking cyclosporine; if you have been diagnosed with problems absorbing food; if you are not overweight. Ask a doctor before use if you have ever had gallbladder problems; kidney stones; pancreatitis. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking warfarin (blood thinning medicine), or taking medicine for diabetes or thyroid disease. Your medication does may need to be adjusted; taking other weight loss products. When using this product take a multivitamin once a day, at bedtime. Orlistat can reduce the absorption of some vitamins; follow a well-balanced, reduced-calorie, low-fat diet. Try starting this diet before taking Orlistat; Orlistat works by preventing the absorption of some of the fat you eat. The fat passes out of your body, so you may have bowel changes, you may get: gas with oily spotting; loose stools; more frequent stools that may be hard to control. Eating a low-fat diet lowers the chance of having these bowel changes; for every 5 pounds you lose from diet alone, Orlistat can help you lose 2-3 pounds more. In studies, most people lost 5-10 pounds over 6 months. Stop use and ask a doctor if severe or continuous abdominal pain occurs. This may be a sign of a serious medical condition. If pregnant or breast-feeding, do not use. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.