Generic Name: Orlistat
Our Brand: Vyfat, Orlipastat, Tetrahydrolipstatin
Popular Brand: Xenical
Availability: In Stock
Valid For: 24 Months
Xenical (Orlistat) is a tablet for slimming. It is recommended for persons who are obese and those finding it hard to cut weight when dieting. Xenical should not be used independently but with a treatment plan that includes dieting and exercising. The medication works by preventing the digestion of fat. It has been found to be effective for persons who, on normal diet, find it hard to lose weight.
How to Use
Before you start using Xenical, you need to note that the drug can decrease the absorption of certain fat-soluble vitamins. Multivitamins may be recommended by your doctor. For the best results, take the vitamin supplement at least once per day and about 2 hours prior to taking Xenical (Orlistat). Take the medication exactly as prescribed.
Talk to your doctor before you start using Xenical (Orlistat). Your doctor should know if any of these conditions apply to you:
- Gallbladder problems
- History of kidney stones
- Bulimia or anorexia
- You use other medication for weight loss
- You use cyclosporine
Use Xenical exactly as prescribed. The tablets should be taken with a full glass of water. Take the medication with every main meal that contains fat. You can take the medication during or an hour after meals. Your meal should not contain more than 30% calories from fat. Discuss with your doctor a suitable healthy eating plan.
When you take meals that don’t have fat, you can skip the dose. Taking the medication with foods that contain high fat may worsen side effects. Take the drug exactly as prescribed.
FDA Pregnancy Classification
Xenical (Orlistat) is not expected to bring harm to an unborn baby. However, you should not take the medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Store at room temperature and far from direct heat and moisture.
- Allergic reaction (closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, face or tongue; hives; shortness of breath
- Oily spotting
- Fatty or oily stools
- Brown or orange colored oil in the stool
- Gas with discharge or oily discharge
- Increased bowel movements
- Inability to control bowel movements
Xenical (Orlistat) may reduce the body’s absorption of fat soluble vitamins. Your doctor may prescribe multivitamin that contain vitamins D, E, K and beta-carotene. You need to take your vitamin supplements at least once per day. Take the supplements two hours before taking the Xenical dose.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if more than an hour has passed since the last meal, skip the dose. Never take a double dose. You can skip the dose if you miss a meal or take a meal with no fat.
Seek emergency medical help if you overdose.