REESIZE is used along with a mildly reduced calorie diet to assist in weight loss and to maintain the weight loss in obese patients and overweight patients who have health risk factors, such as, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood lipid problems. The weight loss will contribute to lowering the blood pressure and cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Even a modest weight loss of 5%-10% can lower the risk of developing health problems.
The weight loss achieved with REESIZE, along with a mildly reduced calorie diet, may also help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes if the patient has impaired glucose tolerance.
REESIZE should not be used in patients with chronic malabsorption syndrome, cholestasis and in patients with known hypersensitivity with Orlistat or to any component of REESIZE (See “What the important nonmedicinal ingredients”). REESIZE is not intended to be used in children under 12 years of age, as this medicine has not been studied in this age group.
Each capsule contains 120 mg and 60 mg respectively of the active ingredient, Orlistat.
The capsules contain non-medicinal or inactive ingredients. These are microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, sodium lauryl sulphate, talc. The capsule shell contains gelatin, indigo carmine, and titanium dioxide.
REESIZE is a capsule, available in 60 and 120 mg strengths.
This information will help you decide whether you should prescribe REESIZE, and what extra care may need to be taken while your patients is on REESIZE.
REESIZE prescription calls for careful consideration of each case. As you know, other people may not benefit from taking this medicine, even though their problems may seem similar to one of your patients whom you have prescribed. Instruct your patients strictly not to give REESIZE to anyone else.
If your patients forget to take a dose, advise them it can be taken up to one hour after a meal and still be effective. Strictly advise them not to take double the amount if they miss one dose. However, it should also be kept in mind that REESIZE cannot work properly if many doses are missed.
Like any other medications, REESIZE may have some adverse effects. You need to explain your patients that they need to inform you immediately about the any adverse effects following REESIZE intake. The most common possible side effects from REESIZE are directly related to the way REESIZE works. By preventing the absorption of some dietary fat, explain while prescribing, it is likely that your patient will experience some change in bowel habits. Assure that these effects are generally mild and transient. Also these adverse effects may increase if your patients eat high fat foods. In clinical studies, only 3% of people experienced one of these effects more than twice.
Due to the presence of undigested fat, the oil in the bowel movement may be clear, orange or brown in colour. These bowel changes are a natural effect of unabsorbed fat and indicate that REESIZE is working.
indicating hypoglycemia. Ask your patients to report these symptoms if they occur and advise your patients about how they can avoid these symptoms and also consider whether the dosage of the anti-diabetic medications might need to be lowered or even discontinued.