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How Vitamin E interacts with orlistat

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

This medication decreases the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients, such as vitamin E, from the digestive tract. It is recommended not to take these agents at the same time. Supplementation with the affected nutrient may be necessary. (1) (2) (3) (4)


  1. View Abstract: Heck AM, Yanovski JA, Calis KA. Orlistat, A New Lipase Inhibitor for the Management of Obesity. Pharmacotherapy. Mar2000;20(3):270-9.
  2. Xenical (orlistat), Product Prescribing Information. Roche Laboratories, Inc. Nutley, New Jersey. Sep2000.
  3. 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.
  4. View Abstract: Melia AT, Koss-Twardy SG, Zhi J. The effect of orlistat, an inhibitor of dietary fat absorption, on the absorption of vitamins A and E in healthy volunteers. J Clin Pharmacol. Jul1996;36(7):647-53.

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