How Beta-Carotene interacts with orlistat

Interaction type: Depletions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

Orlistat has been reported to cause a significantly greater decrease in beta-carotene levels than controls. Supplementation with the affected nutrient may be necessary. (1)


  1. View Abstract: Finer N, James WP, Kopelman PG, et al. One-year Treatment of Obesity: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicentre Study of Orlistat, A Gastrointestinal Lipase Inhibitor. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. Mar2000;24(3):306-13.