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ATC Group: A08AB01 Orlistat

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A08
Antiobesity preparations, excl. diet products
3
A08A
Antiobesity preparations, excl. diet products
4
A08AB
Peripherally acting antiobesity products
5
A08AB01
Orlistat

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Orlistat

Orlistat is a potent, specific and long-acting inhibitor of gastrointestinal lipases. It exerts its therapeutic activity in the lumen of the stomach and small intestine by forming a covalent bond with the active serine site of the gastric and pancreatic lipases. The inactivated enzyme is thus unavailable to hydrolyse dietary fat, in the form of triglycerides, into absorbable free fatty acids and monoglycerides.

Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
XENICAL Capsule
MPI, US: SPL/PLR
US
XENICAL Hard capsule
MPI, EU: SmPC