Q. What does Xenical do?
A. Xenical is an oral prescription diet pill medication which can help considerably overweight people to lose weight and keep it off. It contains the Active ingredient: Orlistat
Q. How does Xenical work?
A. Xenical is used to help obese people who fit certain weight and height requirements lose weight and maintain weight loss. Xenical works in your intestines, where it blocks some of the fat you eat from being absorbed. This undigested fat is then eliminated in your bowel movements. Use Xenical together with a reduced-calorie diet. The weight management effects of Xenical continue only as long as you are taking it.
Q.Who should not take Xenical?
A.You cannot take Xenical if you:have problems absorbing food ,have gallbladder problems, are pregnant, or breast-feeding a child
People with certain kidney problems may not be able to take Xenical.
Q. What is the difference between XENICAL and other weight-loss medications?
A . Unlike other commonly prescribed weight-loss medications, XENICAL is not an appetite suppressant and does not have a direct effect on the brain. Instead, it works in your digestive system to block about one-third of the fat in the food you eat from being digested.
Q. Are there any side effects w ith Xenical?
A .Xenical's side effects come from the process of blocking the absorption of fat. The unabsorbed fat passes with your regular bowel movements. The following side effects have been noted:· flatulence , more frequent bowel movements and a fatty appearance to stools.
These side effects are gastro-intestinal. Each individual may experience different effects and they usually occur early in the treatment and disappear as the body adapts.
Q. How much weight should I expect to lose?
A. The amount of weight you lose depends on how well you stick to a reduced-calorie diet with no more than 30% of calories from fat and an appropriate physical activity level, as well as on your compliance with the prescribed medication regimen.
Q. Should one take a multivitamin with XENICAL?
A. Because Xenical interferes with your body's absorption of some fat-soluble vitamins, you should take a daily multivitamin supplement that contains vitamins D, E and K and beta carotene once a day at least 2 hours before or after taking Xenical, such as at bedtime.
Q. Can one take XENICAL with other medications?
A . Discuss with your doctor all medications you are currently taking (including over-the-counter medicines and herbal products you can get without a prescription) to determine if XENICAL can be taken along with these medications. If you are taking cyclosporine, let your doctor know before taking XENICAL; cyclosporine and XENICAL should be taken at least 2 hours apart. If your cyclosporine levels are being measured, more-frequent measurements may be necessary while you're taking XENICAL.
Q.How long should I use XENICAL?
A.The use of XENICAL for more than 2 years has not been studied. You and your doctor should discuss how long you should use XENICAL.
Q. What are the benefits of using Xenical?
A . The benefits of using Xenical are : Blocks the digestion of dietary fat ,Acts only in the digestive system , Helps monitor the fat in your diet ,Promotes weight loss from body fat, not muscle ,Helps reduce risk of diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypertension ,Does not affect the brain ,Does not affect the heart , Side-effects are controlled by diet ,No possibility of addiction ,Safest diet pill on the market and safe for long-term use and Helps prevent weight regain.