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What is Xenical?
Xenical is used to aid weight loss in people who are overweight or obese. It contains the active ingredient orlistat, which prevents fat that is eaten in meals from being absorbed in the intestine. [More information]
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|Xenical 120 mg 42 caps.||£ 87,52||£ 72,93||Start Consultation|
|Orlistat 120 mg 42 caps.||£ 87,52||£ 72,93||Start Consultation|
|Xenical 120 mg 84 caps.||£ 103,56||£ 90,94||Start Consultation|
|Orlistat 120 mg 84 caps.||£ 91,16||£ 80,22||Start Consultation|
|Xenical 120 mg 168 caps.||£ 187,06||£ 167,01||Start Consultation|
|Orlistat 120 mg 168 caps.||£ 157,89||£ 148,41||Start Consultation|
|Xenical 120 mg 252 caps.||£ 255,26||£ 229,73||Start Consultation|
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What is Xenical?
Xenical is used to aid weight loss in people who are overweight or obese. It contains the active ingredient orlistat, which prevents fat that is eaten in meals from being absorbed in the intestine. As a result, the body takes in fewer calories. The undigested fat is excreted in the faeces. To get the maximum effectiveness of weight loss, Xenical should be combined with a low-calorie diet and an exercise programme. Xenical speeds up the process of losing weight, making it easier to lose weight and stick to your diet.
What is Xenical used for?
Xenical is prescribed to aid weight loss in obese people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 28 or more. Obesity can cause a wide range of health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart and vascular diseases, and diabetes. Xenical helps you to reach a healthy weight.
How to use Xenical
Xenical is available in capsules of 120 mg. The capsules should be swallowed whole with a glass of water without chewing. One capsule should be taken immediately before, during, or up to one hour after each main meal. Xenical will have no effect if no fat has been consumed. If a meal contains no fat or hardly any fat (e.g. low-fat yoghurt or rice crackers) you should leave out the dose. This does not mean you can continue to eat fatty foods as long as you are taking this medicine. Meals that are too high in fat can lead to digestive problems such as stomach ache and diarrhoea. High-fat meals should not be part of a healthy, low-calorie food plan.
Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, the usual dose is for adults, aged 18 and above is:
- one capsule three times a day, taken before, during or up to one hour after meals with plenty of liquid.
Xenical can cause side effects, including:
- Digestive problems, such as stomach ache, flatulence, fatty stools or diarrhoea;
- Low blood sugar levels.
Most side effects are usually mild and will disappear in time. You can avoid digestive problems by eating less fat. See the package leaflet for more information on possible side effects.
When not to use Xenical
Xenical is not suitable for everyone. Do not take this medicine if:
- you are allergic to orlistat or any other ingredient in this medicine;
- you have a liver disease or suffer from chronic malabsorption syndrome.
Xenical interacts with other medicines, including certain anticoagulants and medicines for thyroid disorders. It is therefore important to tell the doctor what other medicines you are taking when you order. See the package leaflet for a complete list of contraindications, interactions and warnings.
Xenical should only be used with your doctor's approval if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Xenical does not affect the ability to react.
Xenical does not interact with alcohol. However, it is important to remember that alcohol contains calories and should therefore be avoided when trying to lose weight.