Orlistat is an active ingredient that is used in some medicines.

The active ingredient is the chemical in a medicine that makes it work. Medicines can have more than one active ingredient and be available under different brand names. Medicines include both active ingredients and inactive ingredients.

This page about orlistat automatically lists related information collected from other pages of our website.

The list below also includes links to brands of medicines that contain orlistat, including their consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflets.

Consumers: If you have any questions about medicines, you can speak to one of our pharmacists at NPS Medicines Line by calling 1300 633 424. You can ring Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time (excluding NSW public holidays). For non-medicine products, further information may also be available from the manufacturer.

Related information - orlistat


01 Jun 2015 Xenical Capsules is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient orlistat. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Xenical Capsules by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
01 Dec 2004 Reviews re-scheduling of orlistat to Schedule 3 and use of orlistat for obesity in combination with lifestyle changes.

Medicine brands that contain orlistat