What is Euslim 120mg (Orlistat 120mg) and what Is It used for?
Euslim 120mg (Orlistat 120mg) is a prescription-only weight loss aid for adult patients with a BMI over 30 or for those with associated risk factors (such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol) and a BMI above 28. It is currently the only approved weight loss medication and combined with a healthy lower-calorie, reduced-fat diet and exercise it can help you lose more weight than by dieting alone.
Orlistat 120mg Capsule contains orlistat 120 milligrams as its active medicine. It is used for the management of obesity. Euslim Capsule helps lose weight when low-calorie, low-fat diet and exercise programs are performed along with this medicine. While on this medicine avoid fat-containing food. It should not be used in children below 18 years of age. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding, have an absorption disorder, or have any other medical conditions.
Uses of Euslim 120MG
Euslim Capsule is used for the management of obesity. It helps to lose weight along with an individualized low-calorie, low-fat diet, and exercise in people with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or heart disease.
How to use Orlistat Capsules 120mg (Euslim 120mg)?
Orlistat Capsules 120mg comes as a capsule and a nonprescription capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken three times a day with each main meal that contains fat. Take Orlistat Capsules 120mg during a meal or up to 1 hour after a meal. If a meal is missed or does not have fat, you may skip your dose. Follow the directions on your prescription label or the package label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Orlistat Capsules 120mg exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor or stated on the package.
Contraindications of Euslim 120 MG
- If you are allergic to orlistat or any other component of Euslim Capsul
- If you have severe malabsorption disorder, a condition in which your body isn’t able to take in many of the nutrients from the food you eat.
- If you have or had liver disease.
- If you are a breastfeeding mother.
Side effects of Euslim 120MG
- Decreased blood sugar level than normal
- Upper respiratory infection
- Abdominal pain/discomfort
- Liquid stools
Precautions and Warnings of Euslim 120 MG
Q:1 Can I take Euslim Capsule during pregnancy?
A: There is limited information about the effects of Euslim Capsule on human pregnancy. It can be taken during pregnancy if prescribed by your doctor. Consult your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy.
Q:2 Can I take Euslim Capsule while breastfeeding?
A: No, Euslim Capsule should not be used while breastfeeding as it is not known whether it passes into the breastmilk. Inform your doctor if you are a breastfeeding mother.
Q:3 Can I drive if I have consumed Euslim Capsule?
A: Euslim capsules do not have any effect on the ability to drive.
Q:4 Can I consume alcohol with Euslim Capsule?
A: Euslim Capsule does not interact with alcohol. However, alcohol is high in calories. Consequently, drinking alcohol while taking Euslim Capsule might hinder your weight loss journey. Talk to your doctor or dietician if you have a habit of consuming it on a regular basis.
Other General Warnings
- Talk to your doctor if
- You are a Type 2 diabetic or thyroid patient.
- You have kidney disease.
- You are on any medication to treat fits.
- You are not planning a pregnancy.
- You are on any other medication or supplements.
- Euslim Capsule is not recommended for children below 18 years of age.
How Does Euslim 120MG Work?
Euslim Capsule works by inhibiting the chemical substance in the stomach and intestine called lipases, this chemical substance breaks down triglycerides (a component of cholesterol) in the intestine. It prevents some of the fat in foods eaten from being absorbed in the intestines. This unabsorbed fat is then removed from the body in the stool.
Directions for Use of Euslim 120 MG
Euslim 120mg capsules should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water immediately before, during, or up to one hour after the main meal.
If a meal is missed or contains no fat, the dose of orlistat should be omitted. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Euslim 120MG
Interactions with other medicines
Euslim capsules can decrease the effect of medicines used to modify immune response such as ciclosporin when used concomitantly.
Medicine used in the treatment of diabetes such as Acarbose should not be given concomitantly with Euslim Capsule
Euslim Capsule increases the effect of medicines used to thin the blood such as warfarin or any other anticoagulants and can lead to an increased risk of bleeding.
The absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, K, and E) is impaired when used along with Euslim Capsule.
The effect of amiodarone (used to treat irregular heartbeat) is decreased when used concomitantly with Euslim Capsule.
Medicines used to treat fits such as valproate, lamotrigine effect is altered when taken along with Euslim Capsule.
Medicine used to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) such as Lamivudine and medicine used to treat mood instability like citalopram, olanzapine, and benzodiazepine should be given with Euslim Capsule.
Discuss with your doctor any other medicine, herbal preparation, and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible drug interactions.
Storage and disposal of Euslim 120 MG
- Store at a temperature not exceeding 25°C.
- Protect it from light and moisture.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Euslim 120MG
If you have taken too much of this medicine then contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose of Euslim Capsule, then take it as soon as you remember. If it’s time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Other Dose Of Euslim
Q.1) Is Orlistat effective? How fast does it work?
Ans. Orlistat starts working immediately. With a healthy diet and an exercise regime, Orlistat can help you lose 5% of your initial body weight after three months of treatment.
It begins to work as soon as you take it and you can see results depending on your lifestyle changes.
Q.2) How does it help me lose the weight that I already have?
Ans. Orlistat prevents your body from absorbing a quarter of the fat molecules that you eat. Without this extra fat, your body starts to utilize stored fat to obtain energy for daily activity.
Q.3) Does taking Orlistat to mean I can eat anything I like?
Ans. Orlistat should be taken as a weight loss aid, not as the center of a weight loss regime. It still takes a healthy diet, exercise, and self-motivation to achieve the goals possible while taking this medication. Having a high-fat diet when taking Orlistat can also increase your risk of unwanted side effects. If taken as recommended by the manufacturer, you should be able to lose an extra 50% on top of your current weight loss.
Q.4) Can I skip a capsule if my meal has no fat in it?
Ans. Yes, it is recommended to take Orlistat with meals that contain fat. If you are having a meal that contains very low or zero fat such as a green salad without dressing, you should skip your Orlistat capsule. It can be the case that if your diet is very low on fat already, you may only need to take one or two capsules per day.
Q.5) What if I forget a capsule?
Ans. Not to worry, weight loss is a slow gradual process. Missing one capsule will not harm your weight loss program as each capsule affects only the meal that it is taken before. This means that missing one will not have any knock-on effects on continuing the treatment.
Q.6) Should I skip meals whilst taking Orlistat?
Ans. It is not recommended to skip meals during the day. Maintaining a scheduled diet and avoiding unnecessary snacking is the best way to achieve a healthy weight loss plan. A study from The Journal of Nutrition looked into the optimal schedule for eating throughout the day. It found that having breakfast as the largest meal of the day and scaling down the portions sizes throughout the day followed by a long overnight fast is the most optimal schedule.
Q.7) Can I drink alcohol while taking Orlistat?
Ans. Orlistat does not directly interact with alcohol, so it is not dangerous to drink alcohol when taking Orlistat. It is, however, very important to note that alcohol contains a high volume of calories and will negatively impact your weight loss regime if not moderated. The effects of alcohol can also affect your decision-making when eating and snacking.
Q.8) Can Euslim Capsule make me constipated?
Ans. No, Euslim Capsule does not make you constipated. Instead, you may experience loose or soft stool.
Q.9) Q: How long should I take Euslim Capsule?
Ans. Euslim capsules should be taken for the duration prescribed by your doctor. If you are unable to lose at least 5% of the body weight reduction after 12 weeks after starting your treatment. Talk to your doctor about the same.