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Nofat 120 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Dwd Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Orlistat
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Nofat 120 MG Capsule helps to prevent the absorption of some of the fats that we eat by the body. Primarily prescribed for weight loss or to keep off the already lost pounds from getting back, Nofat 120 MG Capsule must be coupled with a healthy low calorie diet for optimal benefits. Also, the usage of this drug is restricted to adults only.

Remember that losing weight isn’t exactly encouraged during pregnancy, even if one is overweight to the point of being obese. If you are suffering from conditions such as chronic mal-absorption of nutrients and other gallbladder related issues, then the usage of Nofat 120 MG Capsule is strictly advised against.

Certain conditions can make taking this drug a little tricky; these include an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), problems of the gallbladder, Diabetes (type 1/tytpe2), pancreatitis, liver disorders, eating disorders or if you’ve been using over-the-counter or prescription medications for weight loss.

Note here that Nofat 120 MG Capsule isn’t recommended for somebody who is still an adolescent. This drug can be a good element of the total treatment program when combined with certain lifestyle changes such as ditching unhealthy foods, sticking to a consistent exercise regimen and effectively controlling weight. The recommended intake of fats, proteins and carbs should be adhered to and medications and diet must be followed rigorously.

The dosage of Nofat 120 MG Capsule is pegged at 3 times a day; taken along with every major meal that shouldn’t contain fats more than 30 percent of the meal’s total calorific value. This drug can be taken either with your meal or up to an hour after you’re done with the meal. But if you accidentally or intentionally skip on a meal or eat something that’s got negligible fat contents, you can ditch the dose of Nofat 120 MG Capsule for that particular meal.

Other risk factors of Nofat 120 MG Capsule include difficult absorption of a few vitamins such as Vitamin A, E, D and K. For this very reason, mineral and vitamin supplements can be recommended by the doctor.

Nofat 120 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of obesity which is a condition with excessive fat in the body.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Nofat 120 MG Capsule.
Chronic malabsorption syndrome
Not recommended in patients with chronic malabsorption syndrome.
Not recommended in patients with known case of cholestasis.
In addition to its intended effect, Nofat 120 MG Capsule may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache Major Common
Vomiting Major Common
Unusual tiredness and weakness Major Common
Tooth problems Major Less Common
Trouble sleeping Major Less Common
Itching Major Rare
Yellow colored eyes or skin Major Rare
Abdominal pain Minor Common
abnormal bowel movements Minor Common
Menstrual changes Minor Less Common
Rectal pain Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 48 to 72 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed in 24 to 48 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Nofat 120 MG Capsule, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it is more than 1 hour after the high-fat meal. Skip the missed dose If it’s almost time for your next dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Malabsorption Major
Nofat 120 MG Capsule may worsen the condition in patients with malabsorption due to the decrease in the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and fats. Therefore not recommended in patients with digestive system disorder and cholestasis.
Diabetes Moderate
Nofat 120 MG Capsule should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to increase in the risk of low blood glucose levels. The dose of antidiabetic medicines should be reduced based on the clinical condition.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Warfarin Moderate
Nofat 120 MG Capsule may increase the risk of bleeding by altering the absorption of vitamin K. Any symptoms of dizziness, blood in stools, unusual bleeding should be reported to the doctor. Monitoring of prothrombin time is necessary. The dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.
Antidiabetic medicines Moderate
Change in the body weight may alter the blood glucose levels in the body. Any symptoms of dizziness, confusion, weakness, palpitations should be reported to the doctor. The dose of antidiabetic medicines should be reduced based on the blood glucose level.
Cyclosporine Major
Nofat 120 MG Capsule may reduce the effect of cyclosporine by decreasing the absorption. Inform the doctor if you are receiving either of the medications. If coadministration is needed, cyclosporin should be taken 2 hours before or after Nofat 120 MG Capsule. Monitoring of patients clinical condition is necessary.

Popular Questions & Answers

My age is 58, height 5'8" Weight 93 Kg. Which medicines should I take to reduce weight. At the age of 30 weight was 59 Kg. Constant for 10 years. At age of 40 it was 72 Kg. Foe 10 years. And 90 kg for last 8 years I am non diabetic, but hypertensive. Living a stressful life. Food habits breakfast Pohe/upama & 4 almonds at10 am, lunch 1 chapti/bhakari, 1 fruit veg like brinjal, lauki,1 leafy like palak, methi & usal of sprouts with curds 2 pm, Snacks 2 pigs/apple/banana, Dinner 1/2 bhakri, 2 veg. 1 small katori rice, daal. Take 1 cup tea without sugar in morning. Alcohol socially 2 pegs weekly. No non veg food ever. Walk 6 kms daily. Tried a lot to reduce by join gym, consulting endocrinologist, dietician. Taken Orlistat, Zerofat and ayurvedic medicines as advised by doctors. Could reduce 8 kg when reduced diet by 50% of above and walking 12 kms daily for 3 months, but it caused muscle loss too. The day I reduced walk to 6 kms and food to normal started gaining and gained 10 kg in 8 months. I want to reduce weight to have healthy retirement life. Please advice how can?

Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, Certified Diabetes Educator, Diploma in Sport & Exercise Nutrition, Diploma in Human Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine, BSC IN LIFE SCIENCES
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
My age is 58, height 5'8" Weight 93 Kg. Which medicines should I take to reduce weight.
At the age of 30 weight was 5...
You have metabolic syndrome, because of which reducing weight in a healthy way becomes difficult. Losing weight by eating less is not sustainable. You also have hypertension to manage. You don't have to reduce food but eat right food. From description you have given about your food intake, I could see where you need to make better food choices and correct imbalance to improve metabolism. I would love to help you out but I need a detailed discussion session with you for explaining what and why you should bring those changes. A simple diet chart is not going to help, unless you are explained science behind it. Will be great if you can connect with me on one to one text chat / phone function online. All the best.
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Hi I have been advised wd a weight loss pill obirax can't find one I can find orlistat Oblifree on pharmacy I need to loose 20 kg at least in n 6 months, so need perfect med following a diet plan also. Is there any better med which helps me guarantee good weight loss as target is high 20 kg in 6months I am pcod patient so fat is bit stubborn, doing light exercise as due to overweight I can't manage too much of workout and good diet need best weight loss med recommendation please help.

Post graduate diploma in? Early childhood care and education (ECCE), Bachelor of Science (Home) with major in FOOD AND NUTRITION
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
Hi I have been advised wd a weight loss pill obirax can't find one I can find orlistat Oblifree on pharmacy I need to...
Hi Lybrate user weight loss can be acheived if you to need to follow a proper diet and physical activity weight loss tips 1. Avoid much outside food, fried food and junk food. 2.Avoid papad, pickles, Coconut-peanut chutney. 3.Can eat homemade Paneer sabji, sandwich, paratha. 4.Opt for Brown bread, low fat cheese, skimmed milk, roasted food items. 5.Use skimmed milk in food items as much as possible, sprinkle over cooked sabji and add in milk, soups as thickening agent. Can be eaten as wholesome powder also 6.Avoid too much off starchy foods like Potato, Yam, arvi, sweet-potato, sabu dana (Sago), Maida, corn-flour. 7.Eat lots and lots of vegetables and green leafy vegetables in form of cooked vege, Salads & Soup. 8.Avoid canned and processed foods like cream biscuits, wafers, pickle, papad For specific weight loss diet loss plan, please enroll in my weight loss package.

Sir can you please tell me that orlistat can actually help reduce weight or which medicine in allopathy can help me reduce weight fast pls send some brand name I am over 95 kg my age is 28 sugar thyroid is normal.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Sir can you please tell me that orlistat can actually help reduce weight or which medicine in allopathy can help me r...
Hi lybrate-user orlistat inhibits fat absorption n thus helps in losing weight by reducing calories from fat but it can't work alone, you need to exercise and eat healthy along with it to see better effects. It also has side effects like malabsorbtion of fat soluble of vitamins. Please weigh the consequences over benefits before going for medication instead lose weight in healthy way by diet n exercise.

My height is 5'2' and weight is 70. Is it safe to take orlistat 120 mg (twice after meal), for weight reduction. please advice.

MD, CMS, DMT
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
My height is 5'2' and weight is 70. Is it safe to take orlistat 120 mg (twice after meal), for weight reduction. plea...
Why to take med if you can reduce naturally just avoid fatty and spices food and skip lunch with mild breakfast and dinner take warm water with lemon and honey 2 glass daily empty stomach walk for at least 4-5 km daily with mild exercise and diet control avoid non veg and fast food do exercise and take plenty of water and papaya every day.
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Hi I want to ask Reshape tablet it is good for health? Is there any side effect of this tablet?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hi
I want to ask Reshape tablet it is good for health? Is there any side effect of this tablet?
Reshape Capsule contains Orlistat as an active ingredient. Reshape Capsule works by preventing absorption of fat from the intestines.The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Reshape Capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away. Oily or fatty stools Difficulty in controlling bowel movements Headache or anxiety Oily spotting on undergarments Gas Lower back pain
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Popular Health Tips

September Is the Urology Awareness Month

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
September Is the Urology Awareness Month

September is the Urology Awareness Month. Let's know more about the same.

  • Urology conditions are often associated with a stigma. There are cases wherein one suffers from a urology issue, and still, one might choose to suffer silently instead of trying to find the suitable treatment. It is embarrassment and fear which prevent one from discussing these issues.
  • One might be apprehensive to discuss the issue with his doctor. At times, it might so happen that one may be apprehensive to discuss the issue with his family members as well.
  • It is hence very important to spread awareness about urology issues. One need not suffer unnecessarily, and one must get the required medical aid or assistance, which would enable one to get over the underlying issues.
  • A significant part of urology is the prostate gland and disorders afflicting the same.
  • Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer which afflicts men. A very surprising stat in this regard is that one in every eight men is diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • But another stat contradicting the first one is that only 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. This just goes to show that a large number of people suffer from the disorder, and still choose to suffer in silence.
  • That is what makes the Urology Awareness Month all the more important.
  • Every year, the Urology Awareness Month makes us more aware about:

Risk Factors and Symptoms of urology issues which affect the people.
While the Urology Awareness Month passes, initiatives are made to educate the people on issues concerning:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder prolapsed
  • Blood in the urine, in a condition also known as Hematuria
  • ED or Erectile Dysfunction
  • Painful Bladder Syndrome or the Interstitial Cystitis
  • Overactive bladder
  • Swelling of the Prostate Gland, which is a condition called prostatitis.
  • Some other types of cancers which are rarer than prostate cancer are:
  • Kidney cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Causes and risk factors are variable for each type of cancer. But there are some symptoms of these cancers which all people should be aware of. This would make sure that one is fast to act if one comes to realize that any of the symptoms are present in his being.

Some common risk factors which are associated with urological cancers include:

Exposure to certain chemicals
Smoking

Similarly, some studies have shown that urological cancers could be genetic. One is at a higher risk of being afflicted by a urological cancer if one's parents or siblings are diagnosed with the same.
Some common signs and symptoms of urological cancers which everyone should be aware of include:

  • Painful or frequent urination
  • Passing blood along with urine
  • A sudden urge to urinate
  • Lumps in the abdomen
  • Reduction in appetite
  • High fever

If you happen to notice any of these symptoms in your everyday life, you should seek medical attention with immediate effect.
These symptoms might be reflective of some other critical medical conditions, if not urological cancers. But one must make sure that one gets in touch with a doctor as soon as one notices these symptoms.

In particular for issues relating with urology, if a disorder is diagnosed early, it is a lot easier to figure out the right course of treatment.

Let's run through some interesting facts about urology that one might otherwise not be aware of:

  • Men over 40 years of age are at a higher risk of bladder cancer
  • Similarly, men over 70 are at a higher risk of prostate cancer
  • Studies show that pomegranate juice helps prevent prostate cancer
  • If one has a father, son or a brother who is afflicted with prostate cancer before the age of 65, he must start testing at 40
  • One's prostate is the size of a walnut. It weighs around 1 ounce
  • For more such posts, check out the blog for Stay On Power Capsules today!
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Grandparents - Why It Is Important That We Care For Them?

MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
Grandparents - Why It Is Important That We Care For Them?

With changing life scenarios, parents do not have time to spend with their children. The grandparents often fill this gap now. They still have the time and patience to listen to what happened on a daily basis, and are not caught in the whirlwind of having a task list that never ends with the day.

In a way, grand children are very closely bound to their grandparents and are expected to take care of them, when required. In fact, stats show that about 80% of primary caregivers for people over age of 60 are grandchildren. Their average age is about 27(either gender). There are specific advantages of this care giving relationship for both the grandparent and the grandchild.

  1. There is no hurry: Most of us want a pair of ears to listen to what we have to say. Whether it is the exciting college trip you had or the office dinner you just returned from, we all want to share it. So, in this era where parents are not as available as they were earlier, grandparents fill the gap. They are not just eagerly waiting for you to return, but they seem to have the time to hear you out and feel happy (or sad) about it. This leaves one with a great feeling.
  2. Been there, done that: Though they have had a different lifestyle, they have “been there, done that,” perhaps in different ways. The definition of fun might have changed, but fun was always there. If you have the time, hear out their version of fun. You would be left thinking that you are not anywhere close to the fun they had.
  3. Life is the best teacher: The experiences they share will probably be some of life’s best lessons, which cannot be gathered by reading any number of books or TED talks.
  4. Safety: While there definitely are care giving or assisted living homes, having them at home and taking care of them provides the additional safety net. There are family people around, and if required, readily available.
  5. A helping hand: Caring for grandparents does not always relate to doing things for them, it is a mutual thing, and they feel equally good and happy that they are able to contribute in some small way in your daily life. You can always offer to help, but very often, their energy levels are quite high, unless they are ill, and they are so happy doing something for you.
  6. Strengthens the bond: Needless to say, spending time with a person makes the relationship strong and lasting. Grandparents assume a very special place, and caring for them leaves one with a very good and satisfied feeling. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.
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Do Cell Phones Contribute to Loss in Potency?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Do Cell Phones Contribute to Loss in Potency?

People are vastly uncertain about the idea.

Does a cell phone in my denims affect my fertility?

Results of a recently conducted study reveal that if men kept their cell phones in their pockets during daytime, potency was seriously affected in nearly 47% of cases!

And the stat is alarming.

If a man uses a cell phone for as little as an hour a day, it could result in lowering sperm levels significantly.

The study even shows that if the cell phone is close to the testicles, or within 1 or 2 feet of the body, it can lower sperm count to a level that conceiving could be difficult.

One of the basic ways of overcoming the problem is that if one wears a suit to work, he should put the mobile phone in his jacket pocket instead of trousers. So this would prevent the sperm count from dropping, or dropping too much!

  • Yet another important revealing from the study is that using a cell phone affects the fertility in just 11% of cases, but when the phone is close to testicles, fertility could be affected in as much as 47% of cases.
  • Let's quickly run through some of the key findings of the study. A team of doctors monitored over a 100 men who attended a fertility clinic for a year.
  • As per Professor Martha Dirnfeld from Technion University, the doctors analyzed the count of active swimming sperm and also the quality. Sperms showed some depreciation on these parameters.
  • The professor further explained that the underlying cause seemed to be heating of the sperm by the cell phone, and also the electromagnetic activity.
  • Results of the study reveal that some of the other actions which could be detrimental for sperm health are speaking on the phone while it was charging and keeping it only a few centimeters from the bed.
  • One could go through the findings of the study in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine. These form a very clear link between dropping fertility rates in men and use of cell phones.
  • Dropping fertility rates in men are critical in nearly 40% of cases wherein couples have a difficulty in conceiving.
  • In case of women, Professor Martha Dirnfield expressed that since women don't carry their mobile phones on them, there is a reason to believe that the phones won't affect their fertility.
  • However for men, not keeping the phone on the bedside table, and avoiding keeping it in shorts or pyjamas pockets could act as the first step towards rectification of the problem.
  • A discussion with experts in the field reveals that this is likely to be more of a problem when we take younger men into consideration. If a couple is trying to conceive and the problems persist for over a year, then this just might come across as an issue which might need to be looked into!
  • Stay-On Capsules are a miracle of Ayurveda delivered to your home in a safe and secure packaging. While being very effective for ensuring sexual well being and letting you get over sexual dysfunctions, Stay-On Power capsules are 100% herbal and free from all side effects.

Do Cell Phones Contribute to Loss in Potency?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Do Cell Phones Contribute to Loss in Potency?

Do cell phones contribute to loss in male potency?

People are vastly uncertain about the idea.

Does a cell phone in my denims affect my fertility?

Results of a recently conducted study reveal that if men kept their cell phones in their pockets during daytime, potency was seriously affected in nearly 47% of cases!

And the stat is alarming.

If a man uses a cell phone for as little as an hour a day, it could result in lowering sperm levels significantly.

The study even shows that if the cell phone is close to the testicles, or within 1 or 2 feet of the body, it can lower sperm count to a level that conceiving could be difficult.

One of the basic ways of overcoming the problem is that if one wears a suit to work, he should put the mobile phone in his jacket pocket instead of trousers. So this would prevent the sperm count from dropping, or dropping too much!

  • Yet another important revealing from the study is that using a cell phone affects the fertility in just 11% of cases, but when the phone is close to testicles, fertility could be affected in as much as 47% of cases.
  • Let's quickly run through some of the key findings of the study. A team of doctors monitored over a 100 men who attended a fertility clinic for a year.
  • As per Professor Martha Dirnfeld from Technion University, the doctors analyzed the count of active swimming sperm and also the quality. Sperms showed some depreciation on these parameters.
  • The professor further explained that the underlying cause seemed to be heating of the sperm by the cell phone, and also the electromagnetic activity.
  • Results of the study reveal that some of the other actions which could be detrimental for sperm health are speaking on the phone while it was charging and keeping it only a few centimeters from the bed.
  • One could go through the findings of the study in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine. These form a very clear link between dropping fertility rates in men and use of cell phones.
  • Dropping fertility rates in men are critical in nearly 40% of cases wherein couples have a difficulty in conceiving.
  • In case of women, Professor Martha Dirnfield expressed that since women don't carry their mobile phones on them, there is a reason to believe that the phones won't affect their fertility.
  • However for men, not keeping the phone on the bedside table, and avoiding keeping it in shorts or pyjamas pockets could act as the first step towards rectification of the problem.
  • A discussion with experts in the field reveals that this is likely to be more of a problem when we take younger men into consideration. If a couple is trying to conceive and the problems persist for over a year, then this just might come across as an issue which might need to be looked into!
  • Stay-On Capsules are a miracle of Ayurveda delivered to your home in a safe and secure packaging. While being very effective for ensuring sexual well being and letting you get over sexual dysfunctions, Stay-On Power capsules are 100% herbal and free from all side effects.
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Grandparents - 6 Reasons Why Loving Them Is Good For You!

DDF, FCCP, MD , MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Grandparents - 6 Reasons Why Loving Them Is Good For You!

With changing life scenarios, parents do not have time to spend with their children. The grandparents often fill this gap now. They still have the time and patience to listen to what happened on a daily basis, and are not caught in the whirlwind of having a task list that never ends with the day.

In a way, grand children are very closely bound to their grandparents and are expected to take care of them, when required. In fact, stats show that about 80% of primary caregivers for people over age of 60 are grandchildren. Their average age is about 27(either gender). There are specific advantages of this care giving relationship for both the grandparent and the grandchild.

  1. There is no hurry: Most of us want a pair of ears to listen to what we have to say. Whether it is the exciting college trip you had or the office dinner you just returned from, we all want to share it. So, in this era where parents are not as available as they were earlier, grandparents fill the gap. They are not just eagerly waiting for you to return, but they seem to have the time to hear you out and feel happy (or sad) about it. This leaves one with a great feeling.
  2. Been there, done that: Though they have had a different lifestyle, they have “been there, done that,” perhaps in different ways. The definition of fun might have changed, but fun was always there. If you have the time, hear out their version of fun. You would be left thinking that you are not anywhere close to the fun they had.
  3. Life is the best teacher: The experiences they share will probably be some of life’s best lessons, which cannot be gathered by reading any number of books or TED talks.
  4. Safety: While there definitely are care giving or assisted living homes, having them at home and taking care of them provides the additional safety net. There are family people around, and if required, readily available.
  5. A helping hand: Caring for grandparents does not always relate to doing things for them, it is a mutual thing, and they feel equally good and happy that they are able to contribute in some small way in your daily life. You can always offer to help, but very often, their energy levels are quite high, unless they are ill, and they are so happy doing something for you.
  6. Strengthens the bond: Needless to say, spending time with a person makes the relationship strong and lasting. Grandparents assume a very special place, and caring for them leaves one with a very good and satisfied feeling. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.
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Table of Content

About Nofat 120 MG Capsule
When is Nofat 120 MG Capsule prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Nofat 120 MG Capsule?
What are the side effects of Nofat 120 MG Capsule?
Key highlights of Nofat 120 MG Capsule
What are the substitutes for Nofat 120 MG Capsule?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Nofat 120 MG Capsule approved?
What are the interactions for Nofat 120 MG Capsule?