Quick reference guide
Orlistat 60mg capsules are available over the counter as a pharmacy (P) medicine. Since its reclassification from prescription-only medicine status patients have an opportunity to try a drug treatment to aid weight loss without having to consult a doctor.
Orlistat 60mg P may be used by adults, aged 18 and over who are overweight or obese (body mass index BMI > 28kg/m2) and can help achieve steady, gradual weight loss when used as directed.
This guide will help pharmacists identify the information they need to consider when supplying orlistat 60mg P.
It provides information on how pharmacists can help with weight loss, including advising on diet and exercise, promoting a healthy lifestyle, highlighting the benefits of weight loss and offering diagnostic screening to patients, where appropriate.