Xenical is an oral capsule consisting of a peripherally acting antiobesity drug called orlistat. We carry both the brand choice and generic alternative of Xenical in 120mg!
Xenical is used to as an aid in weight loss or as an aid to keep the weight off. Xenical must be used by adults and used together with a reduced calorie diet. Typically, this medication is used by those who are obese or those who have weight-related medical problems. Losing weight is important for those who are overweight heading towards obesity and those already obese because obesity can cause complications such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and generally a shorter life.
Xenical (orlistat) is effective at aiding in weight loss because it is able to block a certain enzyme in the body that breaks down the fat in your diet. In order for the body to absorb the fat, it must be broken down first. When the drug blocks this from happening, instead of absorbing the fat into the body, the fat will pass out of the body through bowel movements. This medication does not block the absorption of calories from sugar and other non-fat foods, which is why it is important you follow the diet-side of treatment as well.
Your doctor will tell you before prescribing you Xenical (orlistat) exactly how to take this medication. Follow his or her directions, they can usually be found on the prescription label if you forget. Do not use more or less of a dose than directed to by your doctor. Ensure you are following the entire treatment plan, including the diet and exercise side portion. Ensure the lid is tightly closed when not in use. Avoid keeping this medication in an area where it risks becoming wet or hot. Keep out of reach of children.
This medication is commonly taken 3 times per day with each main meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Each meal should contain some fat (no more than 30% of the calories for that meal). The medication can be taken within 1 hour of the meal. If you don’t eat a meal or it doesn’t contain fat, skip your dose until your next meal (with fat).
Fat content of your diet should not exceed more than 30% of your total daily calorie intake. If you eat 1,200 calories in a day, no more than 360 (30% of 1,200) calories should be in the form of fat.
Do not use Xenical (orlistat)
Do not use Xenical if you are pregnant; during pregnancy, weight loss is not recommended.
Xenical should not be used by those who have a digestive disorder or problems absorbing food, or if you have gall bladder problems.
Do not give Xenical to anyone under the age of 12 years old.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
To ensure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have kidney stones, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, underactive thyroid, liver disease, kidney disease, or an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia.
Discontinue use if you find out you are pregnant while taking this medication.
This medication may not be effective if you do not complete the entire treatment plan-including the diet part of treatment. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routine very closely for the best results.
Avoid a diet that is high in fat and unpleasant side effects on the stomach or intestines may occur.
This medication may make it harder for your body to absorb certain vitamins that are important if you are nursing an infant. If you are currently breastfeeding, speak with your doctor before using this medication.
Common side effects of Xenical (orlistat) may include:
oily or fatty stools; oily spotting in your undergarments; orange or brown colored oil in your stool; gas and oily discharge; loose stools, or an urgent need to go to the bathroom, inability to control bowel movements; an increased number of bowel movements; or stomach pain, nausea, rectal pain.
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Xenical (orlistat) may include:
severe stomach pain; severe pain in your lower back; or blood in your urine, painful or difficult urination.
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
liver problems: nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, flu-like symptoms, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
kidney problems: little or no urinating, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath.
What is Xenical?
Xenical is a prescription medication containing a lipase inhibitor called Orlistat. It is available as both the brand-name product and the generic alternative in the form of a capsule. Each capsule contains 120mg of Orlistat, which is administered by mouth, metabolized in the gastrointestinal tract, and excreted through human waste with a half-life of 1-2 hours. You can purchase this medication from My Drug Center.
What is Xenical used for?
Xenical is used as an additional treatment alongside a reduced calorie diet to help with weight loss in adults. It is usually prescribed to patients who are obese or those who are at risk at becoming obese. Obese is a condition where a person is well above normal weight, to the point where health complications become a subsequent risk, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and an overall shorter life expectancy. Generally, a person who is obese will have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or higher. Using this medication can make it easier for those who are obese or risk becoming obese to lose weight and avoid these further complications, as well as keeping the weight off.
How does Xenical work?
Orlistat allows fat to pass through bowel movements instead of being absorbed and stored into the body. It does this by blocking a certain enzyme (pancreatic lipase) from breaking down the fat from your diet. In order for the body to absorb and store the fat, it must first be broken down by this enzyme. If it is not broken down, it will instead pass through bowel movements. Therefore, Orlistat works by preventing the breakdown of fat. However, Orlistat cannot prevent calories from sugar and other non-fat foods from being broken down and absorbed into the body, which is why it is important to maintain a reduced calorie diet during treatment; the medication is used as an aid and may not be as effective by itself.
Where to buy Xenical?
You can purchase Xenical from the comfort of your own home when you order internationally through My Drug Center. We carry this medication as both the brand, sold as Xenical, as well as the generic alternative, sold as Orlistat. Visit My Drug Center and click on “How to Order” to learn how to place an order online OR you can also call our toll free number of 1-877-385-8998 to speak with a representative who can place an order for you. Keep in mind; you will require a valid prescription to order this medication.
How much is Xenical?
The cost of Xenical varies; internationally, the cost of 84 capsules can be found for as low as $82.00, about $0.98 per capsule. In the United States, the cost is much higher; a supply of 84 capsules is about 9 times as expensive. If you would like to save money on your medication, you may want to consider ordering internationally through My Drug Center. Keep in mind, a valid prescription will be required.
How long does Xenical take to work?
The exact amount of time it takes for this medication to become effective will vary between each patient. This is because our bodies react to medications differently due to our personal factors such as age, weight, gender, and more. In general, you should begin to notice progress with your weight loss within 2 weeks (14 days) of treatment. If you do not see improvement within 2 weeks, you may want to consider consulting with your doctor.
When to take Xenical tablets?
Your doctor will go over how to take Xenical for best results, including when to take the dose. Follow those directions very carefully. You should consult with your doctor if you are unsure or can’t remember how they would like you to use this medication. Below is a general dosing regimen for Xenical:
When to take Xenical: take your dose before each main meal of the day to equal a total of 3 daily doses. You can take the dose within 1 hour of the meal.
How to use Xenical: each meal should contain some fat; fat content of your diet should not exceed more than 30% of your total daily calorie intake. If you eat 1,200 calories in a day, no more than 360 calories (30% of 1,200) should be in the form of fat. Swallow the capsule who; do not crush, chew, or break it open.
How effective is Xenical?
Xenical has been on the market since 1998 and has since been prescribed to over 19.5 million patients and – Orlistat, the active ingredient inside Xenical – is the leading medication in weight loss today. In a study, eight obese patients (with a BMI over 30) were divided into two groups; Group 1 was instructed to take Xenical three times per day (120mg) while group 2 was instructed to take a placebo three times per day. The results included a reduction in weight, waist circumference, BMI, total cholesterol, and LDL as follows:
Group 1 (Orlistat) lost: 4.65kg in weight; 1.91kg/m2 in BMI; 4.84cm in waist circumference; 10.68mg in cholesterol; and 5.87mg in LDL levels.
Group 2 (Placebo) lost: 2.5kg in weight; 0.64kg/m2 in BMI; 2cm in waist circumference; 6.18mg in cholesterol; and 2.33mg in LDL levels.
These results, which were calculated over a 24 week period, show that Xenical can be an effective weight loss aid. Additionally, another clinical study showed that patients who followed a reduced calorie diet while taking Orlistat lost an additional 2-3kg in weight in one year compared to those who do not use the medication.
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