Initial dose: mg orally once a day 2 to 3 hours before bedtime
Titration: If needed, dose may be titrated upwards by increments of mg every 4 to 7 days.
Maximum dose: mg orally once a day
-Extended-release tablets are not indicated for Restless Legs Syndrome.
-Doses of mg once a day were used in clinical trials, but were not found to provide additional benefit as compared to the mg dose.
Use: For the treatment of moderate to severe primary Restless Legs Syndrome.
What happens : Orlistat works by blocking fat absorption, which means that your body has to do something with the dietary fat it’s unable to use. Virtually everyone who takes orlistat has some diarrhea. It also hinders the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as beta-carotene (vitamin A) and vitamins D, E, and K. In clinical trials of Xenical, which is twice as strong as Alli, 8 percent of people had trouble controlling their bowels during the first year of use, and up to 27 percent had other symptoms, such as underwear staining and gas. And Xenical includes a warning regarding reported cases of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).
Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them. However, you should not flush this medication down the toilet. Instead, the best way to dispose of your medication is through a medicine take-back program. Talk to your pharmacist or contact your local garbage/recycling department to learn about take-back programs in your community. See the FDA's Safe Disposal of Medicines website ( http:///c4Rm4p ) for more information if you do not have access to a take-back program.