How to use Prolistat
Prolistat is taken three times a day with a meal. You can take it just before, during or up to an hour after you eat. Swallow each weight loss capsule whole with water.
If you skip a meal, skip the Prolistat tablet you’d have taken alongside it. For Prolistat to work, your meal needs to contain some level of fat. If you eat something without any fat content, you can skip that particular Prolistat pill.
What if I forget to take one of my weight loss pills?
If you miss a weight loss capsule and it’s less than an hour since you’ve eaten a meal that contains fat, you can take it and gain all its benefits. If it’s been more than an hour since your meal, just skip that tablet and carry on taking it as you normally would.
Do not take two tablets to make up for a missed one as this will likely cause issues with side effects and can be a significant risk to your health.
Who can take Prolistat?
You need to have a BMI of 30 or above (or 28 or above and an underlying health condition) that could benefit from weight loss. It will also usually only be prescribed if you’ve made significant effort to lose weight in the past.
BMI is a relatively simple formula used to calculate a person’s weight. It divides your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared. A healthy BMI for an adult is anywhere between 18.5 to 24.9.
- Below 18.5 - underweight.
- Between 18.5 to 24.9 - healthy weight.
- Between 25 and 29.9 - overweight.
- Between 30 and 39.9 - obese.
It should be noted that body mass index is not a perfect measure of your weight. For example, its ranges can change slightly for people with particular ethnicities because they may be more at risk from having a lower BMI. Therefore, Prolistat can be prescribed ‘off-label’ for some people whose BMI is below 30 (or 28 with an underlying health condition).
You can’t take Prolistat if you suffer from certain conditions, like chronic malabsorption syndrome, cholestasis or if you’re breast-feeding. Prolistat needs to be taken alongside a weight loss plan that includes things like regular exercise and dieting. Our clinician can help you to come up with the right weight loss plan just for you.
Medically reviewed by
Dr Daniel Atkinson
GP Clinical Lead
on August 02, 2022.
This page was medically reviewed by Dr Daniel Atkinson, GP Clinical Lead
on August 02, 2022. Next review due on August 01, 2024.
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