About to pop pill number one!

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Hey everyone,

Went to the docs today and to my surprise she actually gave me a prescription for orlistat with no arguments (perhaps not a good sign!)

Anyway, I'm gonna take the first one in a bit, but was just wondering how close to eating should I take it? 10 mins before? At the same time?

As lots of people have said, the GP gave me next to no info, and the info you get with the tabs is pretty dire.

Good luck everyone, and wish me luck...


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    ideally you should take them with the food but you can take them for up to an hour after your meal
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    Good luck Lollydolly :D

    RD x

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    I have found that I tend to forget to take it sometimes, so now have it just as I start eating, that is one thing I never forget to do!


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    Thanks guys.

    I think taking it as I'm eating is the way to go (as I also forget to take pills all the time)

    Had a bit of an oily experience this morn... guess is only to be expected as I wasn't too careful about what I ate- I think I kinda wanted to test it! Guess what, it works...

    Will be careful today

    x L

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