Disease Information for Orlistat (Xenical) Administration/Toxicity

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Abdominal bloating
Fatty food intolerance
Flatus/gas foul smelling
Foul stool
Stool Bulky/greasy/frothy/malodorous
Tremor
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
STOOL Fat Sudan stain
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Drug induced tremor/movement disorder
Fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies (A,D,E,K)
Hypovitaminosis D/deficiency
Malabsorption/Steatorrhea syndrome
Vitamin A deficiency/Avitaminosis A
Vitamin deficiencies
Vitamin E deficiency
Vitamin K deficiency
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Anorectic agent/diet medication (example)
DRUG/Anti-Obesity medication (ex)
DRUG/Gastric-pancreatic lipase inhibitor
DRUG/Impairs fat absorption
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Fat Malabsorption
Pathophysiology/Fat soluble Vitamin Malabsorption
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
Orlistat (Xenical) admin, Brand name/Xenical (Orlistat)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/.$$$$ Very Expensive
DRUG/.$$$$$ Most Expensive
DRUG/1999 Approx. New drug (RX)
DRUG/Dose 120 mgms (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose TID Medication
DRUG/Oral medication (ex)
Definition

Weight loss drug; gut lipase inhibitor; causes relative fat malabsorption; lowers fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K)

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