Cetilistat is used to treat obesity and associated diseases like diabetes. It is administered along with a healthy low fat nutritious diet, abundant exercise.
Cetilistat is a lipase inhibitor and works by binding to and blocking the action of the enzyme lipase. This prevents the fat (triglycerides) in food from being metabolised and turned into free fatty acids that can be absorbed by the body. Instead, the un-metabolised fat is eliminated from the body through bowel movements. Cetilistat is different from other anti-obesity drugs because instead of acting on the brain to decrease appetite, it works on the gastrointestinal tract to block fat absorption.
Cetilistat is generally taken with food, or even up to 1 hour after having food. If you skip a meal or if your food does not contain any fat, you can skip taking Cetilistat for that meal. The exact dosage and period of treatment will depend on your specific diagnosis and overall health and will be prescribed by your doctor.
The most common side effects of Cetilistat are oily stool, increase bowel movements, diarrhoea, excessive gas, flatulence with oily discharge, and cramps in the abdomen. It may interfere with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins like vitamin A, D, E and K and thus may require additional supplements to be taken to make up for the deficiency.
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Cetilistat is a medication, which works against obesity. It prevents the formation of pancreatic libase, which is in charge of breaking down triglycerides in the intestine. Since, the triglycerides cannot be absorbed as fatty acids in the body, they are excreted out.
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