What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Orlistat?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug if you have:
  • Diabetes
  • A thyroid disorder
  • Had an organ transplant
  • A medical problem that decreases your ability to absorb food
  • Gallbladder problems
  • A history of kidney stones
  • Had pancreatitis.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Orlistat to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

It is not known what exactly to expect from an orlistat overdose, other than the usual side effects (which might occur more severely). If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Alli Overdose or Xenical Overdose for more information.)

How Should It Be Stored?

Orlistat should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the capsules in an airtight container. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
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