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Vyfat 120 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Orlistat
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Vyfat 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, Vyfat 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 Vyfat 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 Vyfat 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 Vyfat 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 Vyfat 120 MG Capsule for that particular meal.

Other risk factors of Vyfat 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.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Bariatrician before using this medicine.

Vyfat 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 Vyfat 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, Vyfat 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 Vyfat 120 MG Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Mankind 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.

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United States

Japan

Vyfat 120 MG Capsule belong to peripherally acting antiobesity agents. It works by inhibiting the gastric and pancreatic lipases thus prevents the hydrolysis of triglycerides into absorbable free fatty acids and monoglycerides.
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
Vyfat 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
Vyfat 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
Vyfat 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
Vyfat 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 Vyfat 120 MG Capsule. Monitoring of patients clinical condition is necessary.
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