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Orlistat MECHANISM

Inhibits gastric and pancreatic lipase --> Decreased breakdown and absorption of dietary fats.

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Orlistat - CLINICAL USE

Weight loss

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Orlistat - ADVERSE EFFECTS

Steatorrhea, Decreased absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.

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• A man wants a refill of a drug medication a previous doctor prescribed for weight loss. He says it gives him greasy stools. What drug is it?

Orlistat (inhibits gastric and pancreatic lipase)

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• A patient asks about a weight loss drug she saw on TV, with greasy stools and vitamin deficiencies as side effects. How does the drug work?

It inhibits gastric and pancreatic lipase (this is orlistat)

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