Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of orlistat oral.

Overall User Ratings

34 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

«Previous 6-10 of 32 Next»
Condition: Overweight
6/22/2013 2:15:47 PM

Reviewer: roxie, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
i used orlistat for 2 years and lost alot of weght but it made me feel high i ended up with vitamin d deficiency pain in abdomin nausea i didnt say anything to doctors as my results were good silly me .

Condition: Overweight
6/18/2013 2:53:01 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My Dr prescribed Orlistat 120mg 3x/day 9 April 2013 as I hope to be allowed to have a Gastric Bypass. They are NOT working! I'm 65 & 5'4", desperate to weigh less than my 20st. Have tried cutting out the wrong foods & have only the occasional biscuit or crisps. They DO NOT suppress your appetite. I have not lost any weight.

Condition: Overweight
9/20/2012 1:15:48 PM

Reviewer: sarah321, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Life changing - along with strict diet and ample exercise the weight is falling right off. In the past I have struggled with every single pound.

Condition: Overweight
3/5/2012 8:25:31 PM

Reviewer: karen, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
After taking 1-1/2 bottles i started having alot of stomach pains and discomfort as with some mild female problems that seems to of ceased since i quit taking it.

Condition: Overweight
2/29/2012 10:37:22 PM

Reviewer: MO, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on this for one year and lost 2 stone, however I have never been offered any blood tests or vitamins and now have been really ill with pancreatis, and I have noticed this has occurred in a few people who have been on this a long time. I now feel really ill. I WOULDNT ADVISE TAKING IT FOR A LONG TIME

«Previous 6-10 of 32 Next»
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
 
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

hands on abdomen
Can you catch one?
Woman sitting in front of UV lights
Is yours working?
woman using breath spray
What's causing yours?
womans hand on abdomen
Are you ready for baby?
MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
bowl of yogurt with heart shape
Eat for a healthy heart.
woman doing pushups
To help you get fit.
Colored x-ray of tooth decay
Know what to look for.
Woman sitting with child
Do you know the symptoms?
mosquito
Stings, bites, burns, and more.
Allentown, PA
Are you living in one?
Thyroid exam
See how much you know.

Women's Health Newsletter

Find out what women really need.

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.