Xenical weight loss pills are a prescription weight-control medication useful for the
long-term treatment of significant obesity.
Xenical diet pills can also help to improve risk factors, such as high blood
pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar which, if not treated,
could lead to other diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Each
Xenical capsule contains 120 mg of the active substance orlistat, which
acts as a lipase inhibitor.
Xenical is a weight loss medication that targets the absorption of fat
in your body rather than suppressing your appetite. It is useful for
long term use and has been shown to be effective for 1-2 years. Dietary
fats are inhibited from being absorbed and this allows about 30% of the
fat eaten in the meal to pass through the gut undigested. This helps
you to reduce and maintain your weight, as well as to minimize any
Allergy to Xenical or chronic malabsorption syndromes such as sprue or
steatorrhea. Xenical is not intended to be used in children or pregnant
and nursing women.
This medicine can cause changes in your bowel habits, such as fatty or
oily stools, due to the elimination of undigested fat in your stool.
Xenical reduces the absorption of supplements of some fat soluble
nutrients, particularly beta-carotene and vitamin E. You should
therefore follow your doctor's advice in taking a well balanced diet
rich in fruit and vegetables.
Xenical is taken with each meal (three times daily). Your daily fat
intake should be divided equally between these three meals so you will
benefit from Xenical's actions. Your medicine should be swallowed with
Loose stools and increased gas or flatulence. These symptoms are
generally mild, occur at the beginning of treatment, go away after a
short period of time and are particularly experienced after meals
containing high levels of fat. Normally, these symptoms disappear if
you continue treatment and keep to your recommended diet.