The Basic Information About Orlistat

By: Hunan Huateng Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
CHANGSHA, China - Feb. 22, 2022 - PRLog -- According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 2 billion people are overweight or obese worldwide. Every year, overweight or obesity causes 2.8 million deaths.

What 's Orlistat ?

Orlistat is a lipase inhibitor used in the treatment of obesity that works by inhibiting fat-metabolizing enzymes. It was originally approved by the FDA in 1999 as the prescription drug Exenical, was approved in 2007 as the over-the-counter medication Alli. This drug is a generally well-tolerated and effective weight-loss aid.

What 's the mechanism of action?

Orlistat ( is a drug designed to treat obesity. It'sa potent and selective inhibitor of various lipase enzymes responsible for the metabolism of fat. It acts in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract via covalent binding to the serine residues located on the active site of both When orlistat is taken with food containing fat, it partially inhibits the enzymes of triglycerides. This decreases absorption of monoaclglycerides and free fatty acids, contributing to weight maintenance and weight loss.

What 's the side effects of the Orlistat ?

The main side effects of this drug are related to the gastrointestinal tract.

Abdominal pain or discomfort:

Oily discharge from the anus

Gas with oily anal discharge

Oily stools

More-frequent bowel movements

Urgent or hard-to-control bowel movements

Other possible side effects include:


Back pain

Upper respiratory infection

Huateng Pharma is a global supplier of pharmaceutical intermediates, PEG derivatives, investigateds, APIs and other chemical products. We are dedicated to supplying a wide range of pharmaceutical intermediates to serve customers in the world, such as anti-cancer series, anti-viral series We supply 3-Hexyltetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-undecyl-2H-pyran-2-one (CAS NO.104801-96-9) ( with capacities varying from gram to kilograms, anti-diabetic series, antihypertensieve series and so on. It is used in preparation of Orlistat excipient F for quality control of Orlistat and its active pharmaceutical ingredient. This product is an intermediate of Orlistat and ready for mass production.

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