Orlistat (Xenical)

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Xenical is a brand name of Orlistat 120mg capsules, a prescription only medication licensed in the UK for the treatment of weight loss and obesity. For many people, losing weight through lifestyle changes alone can be an uphill struggle. Orlistat (Xenical) has been specifically designed to assist people looking to lose weight. Obesity associated with a high BMI is a major risk factor in the development of often debilitating conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.

Orlistat (Xenical) in combination with a balanced, low calorie, reduced fat diet, helps to aid weight loss, improving self-confidence and self-image, as well as long term health. It is a lipase inhibitor. It works to prevent the absorption of one third of the fats consumed from your diet. It does this by inhibiting the enzyme lipase, which breaks down fats in your diet allowing them to be readily absorbed by your body. It is only suitable for patients who have a BMI greater than 28.

Buy Orlistat 120mg capsules (Xenical) online at Smart Chemist for the effective management of weight loss and obesity. For more information or to find out if Orlistat (Xenical) 120mg capsules are right for you speak to a member of our Pharmacy team today.

*Always read the patient information leaflet before starting your treatment.

Why choose Xenical?

It gives you a clinically effective solution for managing and reducing your weight. By reducing the amount of fat absorbed by your body from your diet, Orlistat (Xenical) provides an effective and easy solution to help you lose weight.

Managing your weight effectively can help improve both your long term health and quality of life. This is because effective weight management can reduce your risk of developing conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure).

What dose should I choose?

The recommended starting dose of Orlistat (Xenical) tablets according to the British National Formulary (BNF) is 120 mg three times per day.

How should I take Xenical tablets?

It should be taken as a single capsule up to three times per day. Every dose of Orlistat (Xenical) should be taken immediately before, during, or up to 1 hour after each main meal. Tablet should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not crush the tablet. The maximum daily dosage of Orlistat (Xenical) is 120mg three times per day in any 24 hour period. Treatment with Orlistat (Xenical) should only be continued beyond 12 weeks if weight loss since commencing treatment exceeds 5%.

If your meal does not contain any fats, you are not required to take the tablet with that meal. We recommended that you incorporate a multivitamin into your diet, usually taken daily before bed time, to ensure the sufficient absorption of Vitamins A, D, E, and K.

How do Xenical tablets work?

Xenical contains the active ingredient Orlistat, a lipase inhibitor which has been specifically designed to assist people looking to lose weight. It works by preventing the absorption of fat by your body from the food you consume. It does this by inhibiting the enzyme lipase, which is responsible for the breakdown of fats in the body, thereby reducing their absorption in the intestine. Orlistat (Xenical) reduces overall fat absorption in the body by up to 33%, ultimately helping you to lose weight.

What are the side effects of Xenical?

Common side effects associated with Orlistat (Xenical) include changes to your bowel movements. You may notice an increased frequency in your movements, and a change to more oily or fatty stools. You may also suffer from abdominal bloating. It is also common to experience an increased urgency to pass stools. Other side effects may include lower back or side pain, muscle aches, tiredness or weakness, nausea, loss of appetite and headaches.

To find out more about the associated side effects please read the patient information leaflet provided or contact your doctor. Alternatively you can speak to one of our expert pharmacists at Smart Chemist.