Active Ingredients: Orlistat
If after taking it for 3 months you have not lost any weight, Xenical should be discontinued. What are the side effects of Xenical? All medications can cause side effects. The majority of the common side effects experienced with Xenical are related to the way it works in your digestive system.
These side effects are usually mild, occur at the beginning of treatment, and particularly after high fat meals. Normally these symptoms will subside as you continue treatment and follow your recommended diet.
If you have further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. The active ingredient in Xenical is Orlistat. Each capsule contains 120 mg of Orlistat.
To gain the maximum benefit from Xenical you should follow the nutrition program recommended to you by your doctor.
This medicine can cause harmless changes in your bowel habits, such as fatty or oily stools, due to the elimination of undigested fat in your faeces.
The use of an additional contraceptive method is recommended to prevent possible failure of oral contraception that could occur in case of severe diarrhoea.You should check with your doctor your doctor has told you.
Inform your doctor whether you suffer from problems with your kidney. Xenical is not intended to be used in children. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, even those not prescribed.
This is important as using more than one medicine at the same time can strengthen or weaken the effects of the medicines.
Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of eating disorders.
Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. If you skip a meal or you eat a meal that does not contain any fat, skip your dose for that meal.
For example, if you eat 1200 calories per day, no more than 360 of those calories should be in the form of fat. Read the label of all food items you consume, paying special attention to the number of servings per container.
Your doctor, nutrition counselor, or dietitian can help you develop a healthy eating plan. Xenical is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control.
Your daily intake of fat, protein, and carbohydrates should be evenly divided over all of your daily meals.
Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type of supplement to use. Take the supplement at bedtime, or at least 2 hours before or after you take orlistat.