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Nisha K. Patel, PharmD, Alona Crowder, Pharm.D., Reza Alavi, M.D.
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Last updated: June 4, 2019


Patel, Nisha K, et al. "Orlistat." Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide, 2019. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547107/all/Orlistat.
Patel NK, Crowder A, Alavi R. Orlistat. Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. 2019. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547107/all/Orlistat. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Patel, N. K., Crowder, A., & Alavi, R. (2019). Orlistat. In Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547107/all/Orlistat
Patel NK, Crowder A, Alavi R. Orlistat [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. ; 2019. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547107/all/Orlistat.
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