Capsules: 60 milligrams,
Capsules: 120 milligrams.
Xenical is combined with a reduced; calorie diet to promote weight loss.
Xenical is prescribed to prevent weight gain after weight has
been lost. Candidates for treatment with Xenical are patients who are obese
with a body mass index (a measure of obesity) of more than 30 kg/m2. Candidates
also include patients with a body mass index of between 27 and 30 kg/m2 if other
risk factors for arteriosclerosis are present such as high blood pressure,
diabetes, and elevated blood cholesterol or triglycerides. Based on several
scientific studies, the average weight loss that is achieved when Xenical is
taken as recommended for six months to one year is 12.4 to 13.4 pounds.
Xenical blocks absorption of dietary fat into the bloodstream, thereby reducing the number of calories you get from a meal. At the usual dosage level, it cuts fat absorption by almost one-third. Combined with a low-calorie diet, it is prescribed to promote weight loss and discourage the return of unwanted pounds.
The drug is prescribed for obese individuals and for overweight people who have other health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol levels. Your weight status is determined by your body mass index (BMI), a comparison of height to weight.
The recommended script dose for Xenical is one capsule (120 milligrams)
three times daily. The recommended dose for alli is 60 milligrams three times daily.
Xenical should be taken one hour after or during a meal containing about 15 milligrams
of fat. Meals without fat do not require Xenical. No additional benefit has
been shown when Xenical was taken in doses greater than 120 milligrams. Patients should
eat a nutritionally balanced, reduced calorie diet that contains approximately
30% of calories from fat. alli includes an individually tailored online weight
loss support program.
Some dietary vitamins bind to fat (vitamins A, D, E and beta– carotene). When
Xenical is taken, these vitamins are not absorbed and are eliminated in the
stool in increased amounts along with the fat. Therefore, patients taking
Xenical should take a multivitamin containing these "fat–soluble" vitamins to
ensure that adequate amounts of the vitamins are available for absorption. To
ensure that the vitamins in the multivitamins are not bound to fat like the
vitamins in the diet, the multivitamin should be taken at least two hours before
or several hours after the Xenical.
ADULTS AND CHILDREN 12 YEARS AND OLDER
The recommended dose is one 120-mg capsule 3 times daily with each main meal containing fat.
The most common side effects of Xenical are:
- Abdominal pain or discomfort;
- Fatty or oily stools;
- Inability to control stool (incontinence);
- Number of bowel movements;
- Oily spotting on underwear;
- Urgent bowel movements;
Xenical side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Vaginal Inflammation;
- Urinary Tract Infections;
- Tooth Problems;
- Sleep Problems;
- Skin Rash;
- Respiratory Tract Infections;
- Rectal Discomfort Or Pain;
- Oily Discharge;
- Muscle Pain;
- Menstrual Problems;
- Increased Defecation;
- Gum Problems;
- Gas With Fecal Discharge;
- Fecal Urgency Or Incontinence;
- Fatty Or Oily Stools;
- Back Pain;
- Abdominal Discomfort Or Pain;