Alli [OTC]; Xenical
- It is used to help you lose weight.
- If you have an allergy to orlistat or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have any of these health problems: Gallbladder disease, malabsorption syndrome, or poor eating habits.
- If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take this drug if you are pregnant.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- Drugs used to treat seizures may not work as well while you take this drug. Call your doctor right away if your seizures happen more often or get worse while you take this drug.
- This drug may cause very bad or deadly liver problems in some patients. Some people have needed a liver transplant. Talk with your doctor.
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
- Do not take more than what your doctor told you to take. Taking more than you are told may raise your chance of very bad side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of kidney problems like unable to pass urine, change in the amount of urine passed, blood in the urine, or a big weight gain.
- Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- Black, tarry, or bloody stools.
- Pain when passing urine or blood in urine.
- Passing urine often.
- Very bad back pain.
- Very bad groin or thigh pain.
- Swelling in the arms or legs.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Very bad belly pain.
- Belly pain.
- Back pain.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Not able to control stools.
- Gas with discharge, oily spotting, and feeling the need to go to the bathroom.
- Take with each main meal that has fat or up to 1 hour after the meal.
- You may skip a dose if you miss a meal or if the meal does not have fat.
- Take a multivitamin at bedtime.
- Take vitamins 2 hours before or 2 hours after this drug.
- Certain drugs are not to be taken at the same time as this drug. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- Follow the diet and workout plan that your doctor told you about.
- Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call
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