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Orligal is a brand name for the medication Orlistat. Orlistat is commonly used for weight management in individuals who are obese or overweight. It functions by inhibiting the absorption of dietary fat in the gastrointestinal tract, thereby reducing the total amount of fat absorbed by the body.

Orlistat is typically prescribed alongside a reduced-calorie diet and exercise program to aid in weight loss and maintenance. By limiting fat absorption, Orlistat can contribute to weight loss and improvements in various obesity-related health conditions, such as high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels.

This medication is available in capsule form and is usually taken with meals or up to one hour after a meal containing fat. The dosage and frequency of Orlistat administration may vary depending on individual factors, including weight loss goals and tolerance to the medication.

Common side effects of Orlistat may include gastrointestinal symptoms such as oily spotting, flatulence, abdominal cramping, and increased bowel movements. These side effects are typically mild and transient, particularly when adhering to a low-fat diet.


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