How Omega-6 Fatty Acids interacts with orlistat

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

This medication decreases the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients, such as omega-6, 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)


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  2. Xenical (orlistat), Product Prescribing Information. Roche Laboratories, Inc. Nutley, New Jersey. Sep2000.