orlistat and constapation ?

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I started taking orlistat 2 days ago but am now realy constapated is this normal dose it mean its not working ?

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    Hi, I started two weeks ago on orlistat and found myself really constipated after about a week. It did pass after two days but i was doubled over in stomach cramps. So I did take a constipation tablet from the pharmacy. only took one instead of two. It was solved overnight! hope it stops for you,
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    Hay thanks for reply, i suffer from bulimia and have taken 10 laxitivs hope that will help. how are you finding the tablets now ?
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    Sorry to hear that you suffer from bulimia. But after I took the laxative, I laid off the orlstat for a day (just to get me body digestive system back to normal) After that I have been ok on the orlistat. I fin that taking the tablet half way through the meal works better than taking it b4 or afterwards x x
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    Thanks its a hard battle, my weight yo yos i weigh every day i was 189.6lb on wed when i started the tabs and today am 185.6lb im not the hevyest i have been in my life but i realy feel it am gonna weigh at boots tomoz (if i can leave the bathroom) lol have you been taking it long?
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    I'm on my 3rd week now, and I have been really trying to resist weighing myself until the nurse weighs me on the 12th. I feel like I have lost weight!! And have had some of the orlistat "symptoms"!! But once I was over the constipation I have felt much better. Hope you feel the benefits of It soon x x

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