Orlos (orlistat) 60mg capsules

  • Take Three times a day
  • 60mg dose
  • Medically proven
Orlos is a 'P' med version of our popular 120mg orlistat; orlos contains half the strength of orlistat 120mg and is available following a short consultation with one of our pharmacists


Orlos weight loss capsules are used for weight loss alongside a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet in overweight (BMI 28 or above) adults, aged 18 or over.

Orlos is clinically proven to help you lose more weight than dieting alone. The capsules work only in your digestive system to stop about a quarter of the fat in your meals being absorbed. This fat passes out of your body and may cause changes to your bowel movements. Eating lower fat meals can help to manage these effects.

How will Orlistat help me to lose weight?

Orlistat is the active ingredient in Orlos capsules and it works by changing how your body absorbs fat. When you take orlistat, it stops a quarter of the fat in your food from being absorbed into your body, so it can be passed with your stools. This can help you to lose weight when combined with a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet, as it helps to reduce your overall fat intake. 

How to take

Take one capsule whole with water, three times a day with each main meal containing fat.

Do not take more than three capsules a day.

You should take a multivitamin (containing vitamins A, D, E and K) once a day, at bedtime.

You should not take Orlos for more than six months.

Side effects

As with all medications, Orlistat has the potential to cause certain side effects in a small number of patients. 

The most common side effects experienced by patients who take orlistat are:
  • Wind (with or without oily discharge)
  • Oily discharge (as your body has reduced fat absorption, you will simply excrete it)
  • An increase in bowel frequency
  • Changes in stool consistence

Remember, orlistat reduces the amount of dietary fat which is absorbed - any dietary fat intake will then be excreted typically as an oily discharge. 

If you are knowingly having a meal high in fat you may wish to omit your dose of orlistat to reduce the risk of experiencing this side effect. 

Warnings and Cautions

Cautions & Warnings

You should not take orlistat if you:

  • Are allergic or have a known hypersensitivity to the active ingredient (orlistat) or any of its excipients (see patient information leaflet for full list of excipients)
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Suffer from chronic malabsorption syndrome
  • Suffer from a condition known as 'cholestasis' 
If you have any concerns or are unsure, feel free to get in touch with us where one of our team will be more than happy to help. 

Patient information leaflet

Patient information leaflet

You can find the patient information leaflet here

If you have any concerns or are unsure, feel free to get in touch with us where one of our team will be more than happy to help.