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Xenical and Orlistat 120mg Capsules

Product Code: Orlistat 120mg Capsules

Key Points:

  • Orlistat is the generic version of Xenical.
  • (same active ingredient but cheaper) Adults: One to be taken with food three times daily.
  • 1 pack of 84 is 28 days supply.
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Xenical is the brand name of the medication produced by Roche containing Orlistat. Xenical (Orlistat 120mg) is a prescription weight loss medication, and is indicated in the treatment of obesity in conjunction with a low calorie diet.
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How to buy Xenical (Orlistat) 120mg capsules online in the UK:

In order to buy Xenical or Orlistat online in the UK you need a prescription. Our convenient service allows you to obtain a prescription and buy Xenical or Orlistat medication online without seeing a prescriber face-to-face.

1. Click 'Add to cart' and choose your preferred treatment to buy either Xenical or Orlistat.

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About Xenical (Orlistat):

What is Xenical?

Xenical is the brand name of the medication produced by Roche containing Orlistat. Xenical (Orlistat 120mg) is a prescription weight loss medication, and is indicated in the treatment of obesity in conjunction with a low calorie diet.

How does Xenical (Orlistat 120mg) Work?

The active ingredient in Xenical is Orlistat 120mg. Xenical prevents the body from absorbing some of the fat from the food you eat. The amount of fat which is absorbed by the body is reduced therefore Xenical can help you to lose weight more easily.
Xenical works in the digestive system to stop about one-third of the fat in the food you eat from being absorbed. Attaching to enzymes in the digestive system (lipases) Xenical (Orlistat) stops them from breaking down some of the fat you have eaten during your meal. This undigested fat cannot be absorbed and is eliminated by your body.

How effective is Xenical (Orlistat)?

For every 2lb you lose while dieting it is estimated you will lose an extra 1lb if you are also taking Xenical (Orlistat).
Using Xenical in conjunction with a healthy low calorie diet can also improve a number of weight-related health risks. Studies have shown that using Xenical can:

  • Reduce the total and LDL cholesterol (level of low-density lipoprotein-also known as bad cholesterol)
  • Improve ratio of bad to good cholesterol (LDL/HDL cholesterol)
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Reduce levels of insulin (this hormone allows glucose to enter the body's cells), higher levels of which are associated with coronary heart disease
  • Reduce the risk or delay the progression to type 2 diabetes in patients

Xenical vs Orlistat generic?

When the patent on the pharmaceutical brand Xenical expired, the product could then be produced by any licensed manufacturer under the generic name. The product must be produced to the same standards as the original Xenical but because the market is open to competition the Orlistat can be sold much cheaper than Xenical. So Orlistat is not an inferior product to Xenical it is just produced by a different company with the same strength of active ingredient.

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Who is Xenical (Orlistat 120mg) for?

Xenical is for people who have a BMI of 30 or above and are willing to start a reduced calorie diet.

Xenical is also for people who have a BMI of 28 or over who have associated risks.
Xenical should not be taken by people suffering with chronic malabsorption syndrome, Cholestasis, or by pregnant or breast-feeding women, or by anyone with hyper sensitivity to orlistat.

For women who take an oral contraceptive pill, the use of an additional barrier method of contraception is recommended to prevent a possible failure of oral contraception.

Like any medication Xenical can also interact with other medicines, so it is important to tell your prescriber about all medication you are taking before you are prescribed Xenical.

Because Xenical can interfere with the body's absorption of some fat-soluble vitamins, you should consider taking a daily multivitamin supplement that contains vitamins A, D, E and K and beta carotene, once a day at least 2 hours before or after taking Xenical, such as at bedtime.

Xenical (Orlistat 120mg) Dosage:

How to take Xenical- The recommended dose is one Xenical capsule to be taken orally with liquid at each meal that contains fat. Xenical should be taken during meals or up to 1 hour after a meal. If you miss a meal or have a meal that doesn’t contain fat, you can miss your dose of Xenical.

Xenical should be taken up to three times a day in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet. Whilst taking Xenical, your diet should be low in fat, with each meal containing no more than about 30% of the calories from fat.

Your daily intake of fat, carbohydrates and protein should be divided equally over three main meals.

You should try to follow a healthy diet, rich in fruit and vegetables with no more than 30% of the calories coming from fat. Following this healthy diet will help you to lose weight whilst minimising some of the possible gastrointestinal side effects you may experience while taking Xenical.

Can I take more Xenical (Orlistat 120mg) if it doesn’t work?

If Xenical (Orlistat 120mg) does not have the desired effect you cannot increase the dosage. One capsule three times each day is the maximum recommended dosage. Increasing the dosage will not increase the effectiveness and is likely to increase the chance of side effects. If you are not achieving weight loss at this dose then you are taking on too many calories and need to reduce your calorie and or fat intake.

What if I miss a dose of Xenical (Orlistat)?

You can take Xenical (Orlistat) up to one hour after a meal. If you have left it longer than an hour then leave the dose of Orlistat you have missed and make sure you remember to take your usual dose at the next meal.

Who cannot have Xenical (Orlistat)?

- Under 18 years

- Over 75 years

- Pregnant women

- Breastfeeding women

- Chronic malabsorption syndrome (a problem where the intestine can't absorb certain nutrients)

- Cholestasis (a problem involving excretion of bile from the liver)

- Hypersensitivity to Orlistat or any of the ingredients.

Do I need to diet at the same time as taking Xenical (Orlistat)?

Yes. Xenical is always prescribed in conjunction with a reduced calorie diet, exercise and weight control. Xenical is not a replacement for reducing calories and if your fat intake is not reduced the chances of side effects are increased. (bowel side effects)

Your diet should be nutritionally balanced, rich in fruit and vegetables, with only about 30% of your calories from fat. The daily intake of carbohydrates, protein and fat should be distributed evenly over three main meals.

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Orlistat 120mg
Possible Side Effects of Xenical (Orlistat 120mg): Side effects of taking Xenical (Orlistat) are usually mild and are not experienced by everyone. The most common side-effects include; headache, abdominal pain/discomfort, urgent need to open the bowels, flatulence (wind) , oily discharge, oily or fatty stools, liquid stools. Low blood sugar levels may be experienced by some people with type 2 diabetes. The digestive system side effects can be minimised by reducing the amount of fat in the diet. Discontinue Xenical immediately and seek medical assistance if you experience yellowing of the skin and eyes, itching, dark-coloured urine, stomach pain and liver tenderness.
Take up to ONE capsule three times a day. Take with a meal if the meal contains fats. Do not take with meals not containing fats or if you skip a meal.

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