MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Drug Safety Update

  March 2014: Orlistat may theoretically reduce the absorption of antiretroviral HIV medicines. Initiate orlistat treatment only after careful consideration of the possible impact on efficacy of antiretroviral HIV medicines. People who take antiretroviral HIV medicines should consult their doctor before taking non-prescription 60mg orlistat. 

NICE guidance

  CG43: Obesity, December 2006

 CG189: Obesity: identification, assessment and management, Nov 2014

SIGN Guidance

  Guideline: 115 Management of obesity, February 2010

Lifestyle, dietary and exercise advice should be given initially before drug treatment is considered.

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84 capsule £13.46