Orlos 60mg Capsules

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  • Orlos 60mg Capsules

Orlos 60mg Capsules

  • Medication features

    • Weight loss aid
    • Reduces the absorption of fat from food
    • Each capsule contains 60mg orlistat
    • 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 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?
Orlos is 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. This is 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 can help you lose up to 1kg more. 

How to take Orlos
Before starting this medicine, you should decide ahead of time which day to start the capsules. This gives you a chance to start to reduce your calories 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 to take one capsule three times a day with meals. You can take it before, during, or up to one hour after each meal. There is no need to take a dose 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 it 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.



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.