Orlistat is used along with keeping low-calorie and low-fat diet and doing sport and helps people lose their weight. The medication is prescribed to people having extra kilos or obesity and suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, high level of cholesterol or heart diseases. Orlistat is also used after losing some weight to keep fit and maintain resulting weight. Orlistat is in a group of lipase inhibitors. It works by preventing the bowel from absorbin some fats and then just eliminating them.
Alli, Orlipastat, Orlipastatum and Xenical are among Orlistat’s analogs.