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Alli Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is orlistat (Alli)?
- What are the possible side effects of orlistat (Alli)?
- What is the most important information I should know about orlistat (Alli)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking orlistat (Alli)?
- How should I take orlistat (Alli)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Alli)?
- What happens if I overdose (Alli)?
- What should I avoid while taking orlistat (Alli)?
- What other drugs will affect orlistat (Alli)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Alli)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but no more than 1 hour after eating a meal. If it has been more than an hour since your last meal, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you miss a meal, or if you have a meal without fat, you can skip your dose of orlistat for that meal also.
What happens if I overdose (Alli)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking orlistat (Alli)?
Avoid a diet that is high in fat. High-fat meals taken in combination with orlistat can increase your risk of unpleasant side effects on your stomach or intestines.
What other drugs will affect orlistat (Alli)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- a vitamin or mineral supplement that contains beta carotene or vitamin E;
- levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid);
- insulin or diabetes medications you take by mouth;
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); or
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with orlistat. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over the counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about orlistat.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Alli Information
- Alli Drug Interactions Center: orlistat oral
- Alli Side Effects Center
- Alli Overview including Precautions
- Alli FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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