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having great success with xenical (orlistat) however I am experiencing

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having great success with xenical (orlistat) however I am experiencing annoying teeth and gum pain. what can I do for this and is it dangerous to continue the drug
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When did you start taking it?
Are you taking 60 mg or 120 mg?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
3 weeks 120mg 3x a day when I eat
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for the info given.The tooth & gum pain you are having is due to side affect of orlistat.Generally, the side effects occurred within three months of starting therapy.Various research have stated that in about 50% of patients, the side effects resolved within one to four weeks.In most of the patients, all side affects get resolved as the time passes upto 3-5 months.

So the botXXXXX XXXXXne is that you can take it for long term(with prescription of your doctor),& the pain will subside by itself within next few weeks. Till than take tab. Ibuprofen 400 mg from the counter. It is available as OTC without prescription.Please feel free to ask if you have any other question.

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