Orlos 60mg Capsules

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  • Orlos 60mg Capsules

Orlos 60mg Capsules

  • Medication features

    Orlos 60mg capsules are a weight loss aid that you can use together with a healthy lifestyle and low-fat diet. The capsules help you to lose weight, more than you would with a diet alone. It works by adjusting the way your body soaks up fat, preventing a quarter of food fat from being soaked up into your body so it can pass into your stools. Orlos capsules are suitable for adults over the age of 18 years and contain 60mg of the active ingredient Orlistat.

    • Orlos 60mg capsules are a weight-loss aid
    • Reduces the absorption of fat from food
    • For use by adults with a BMI of 28 and above


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.

Buy Orlos Weight Loss Tablets Online

You can request to buy Orlos 60mg tablets online from our UK-registered online pharmacy. This is classed as a ‘Pharmacy' medicine, which means you have to complete a short online questionnaire for our pharmacists to review. If your order is approved, our pharmacy team will dispatch the medicine to your delivery address using discreet packaging. 


  • What is Orlos 60mg?

    Orlos weight loss capsules are a medicine that can be taken regularly to help you lose weight alongside a reduced-calorie, lower-fat diet. It contains the active ingredient orlistat. Orlos weight loss capsules are suitable for people over 18 years old who are overweight and have a BMI of 28 or above.

    For every 2kg you lose from dieting alone, Orlos weight loss capsules can help you lose up to 1kg more. 

  • How do I take Orlos weight loss capsules?

    Before starting Orlos weight loss capsules, you should decide ahead of time which day to start the capsules. This gives you a chance to start to reduce your calorie and fat intake before taking the capsules. Doing so allows your body to have a few days to adjust to the new calorie-controlled diet.

    The usual dose of Orlos is one capsule three times a day with meals. You can take Orlos before, during, or up to one hour after each meal. There is no need to take a dose of Orlos if you miss a meal or eat a meal containing no fat. 

    Orlos should not be taken for more than 6 months. If you do not lose weight after taking the tablets for 12 weeks, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

  • How does Orlos work?

    The active ingredient is designed to specifically target fat in your digestive system. It blocks enzymes in your digestive system from breaking down and absorbing the fat that you eat. This means that instead of being absorbed into the body, the fat passes through your digestive system and passes out with your stools. Research suggests around a third to a quarter of the fat you eat with Orlos will not be absorbed by the body. 

    Studies estimate that orlistat stops around a third of the fat you eat from being absorbed by the body. Combined with healthy eating and an exercise program, this can be an effective weight loss plan. Orlos can reduce the absorption of certain vitamins, so you should take a multivitamin when using this medicine.

Side Effects

As with all medications, Orlos may cause side effects, but not everyone will experience them. If you encounter any of the below side effects, cease using Orlos and contact your GP immediately:

  • Back-passage bleeding
  • Extreme allergic reaction symptoms. This includes sweating, itching, breathing problems, collapse, rash, puffy face, neck, tongue, or throat, and rapid heartbeat.
  • Blistering
  • Large intestine inflammation - causes side effects like lower stomach pain (on the left side), possibly accompanied by constipation or fever.
  • Pancreatitis, which displays symptoms like extreme abdominal pain, often radiating down the back, perhaps with nausea, fever, and vomiting.
  • Calcium oxalate build-up, which may lead to kidney stones
  • Gallstones render severe stomach pain.
  • Hepatitis - symptoms like stomach pain, yellowing eyes and skin, itching, dark-coloured urine, liver tenderness (discomfort beneath the facade of the rib cage on your right-hand side), and occasionally loss of appetite.



You should not take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. People with food absorption problems, or a condition called cholestasis, should not take this medicine. If you have kidney disease or diabetes, you should contact your doctor before taking Orlos. 

Certain medicines can interact with Orlos. You should not take Orlos if you’re taking a medicine called ciclosporin, a medicine called acarbose, or any blood thinners (such as warfarin). See the patient information leaflet for further advice on Orlos and other conditions and medicines.

The oral contraceptive pill may be less effective if you experience severe diarrhoea while taking Orlos. You should use an extra method of contraception if you experience severe diarrhoea as a side effect.

Orlos should only be taken by people with a BMI over 28.