Oral aphthous ulcers associated with orlistat

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dc.contributor.author Sheikh-Taha, Marwan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-02T09:15:26Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-02T09:15:26Z
dc.date.copyright 1079-2082 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-06-02
dc.identifier.issn 1079-2082 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3930
dc.description.abstract Orlistat, a reversible inhibitor of gastrointestinal lipase, is indicated for obesity management including weight loss and weight maintenance when used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet. It is also indicated to reduce the risk of weight gain after prior weight loss. At the recommended dosage of 120 mg three times daily, orlistat inhibits dietary fat absorption by approximately 30%. The drug should be given with meals or up to one hour after each meal.1 The most common adverse effects reported in patients receiving orlistat are gastrointestinal symptoms, including abdominal discomfort, oily spotting, flatus, fecal urgency, fatty or oily stools, increased defecation, and fecal incontinence. Rare but serious adverse effects include liver failure and oxalate nephropathy.1,2 We report two cases of oral aphthous ulcers associated with the use of orlistat. In the first... en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Oral aphthous ulcers associated with orlistat en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199410150 en_US
dc.author.department Pharmacy Practice Department en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy en_US
dc.journal.volume 69 en_US
dc.journal.issue 17 en_US
dc.article.pages 1462-1464 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.2146/ajhp120073 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Sheikh-Taha, M., Ghosn, S., & Zeitoun, A. (2012). Oral aphthous ulcers associated with orlistat. American journal of health-system pharmacy: AJHP: official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 69(17), 1462-1464. en_US
dc.author.email marwan.taha@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://academic.oup.com/ajhp/article-abstract/69/17/1462/5112009 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8037-1201 en_US

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