Orlistat (P medicine) 

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Orlistat 60mg capsules is licensed as a pharmacy (P) medicine and available over the counter (OTC) to aid weight loss. 

As a pharmacist, you should be satisfied that the supply will be clinically suitable, and used responsibly and appropriately in line with its marketing authorisation. This pharmacy guide will help you to quickly and safely supply orlistat 60mg capsules OTC. It provides information on how pharmacists can help with weight loss, and offering diagnostic screening to people, where appropriate. It also provides a summary of the product information.

Updated: 23 May 2023

Sections on this page

  • Orlistat
  • Decision-making process for supply
  • Quantity to supply and repeat requests
  • Supply to the person’s representative
  • Counselling
  • Practical advice
  • Record keeping
  • Summary of product information
  • Confidence in consultation skills
  • Further information

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