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Product Details
Generic Name: Orlistat
Brand Name: Xenical
Xenical blocks some of the fat which you eat, keeping it from being absorbed by your body. It is used in combination with weight maintenance and reduced-calorie diet for curing obesity in patients with certain risk factors (including high blood pressure, high cholesterol (triglycerides) or diabetes). Also known as tetrahydrolipstatin, it is a medicine designed for curing obesity and is sold as prescription under brand name Xenical by Roche in most countries, and is marketed over-the-counter by GlaxoSmithKline as Alli in United States and United Kingdom. Nonetheless, because of its relative stability and simplicity, Orlistat was chosen over Lipstatin for development as anti-obesity drug. It modestly appears to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes and reduces blood pressure. In European Union, Australia and United States, it is marketed without prescription.
Doses of Xenical :
  • You can take Orlistat as recommended by your doctor or as directed on the label; however not in large amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • This medicine comes with patient instructions for effective and safe use.
  • It is just a part of complete program of treatment which also includes exercise, weight control and diet. Your daily intake of protein, carbohydrates and fat should be evenly divided over all of your daily meals.
  • Take Orlistat with glass full of water; within one hour after a meal which contains some fat.
  • Missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember; nonetheless don’t take additional dose to make up the missed one.
  • Get emergency medical help, in case of overdose.
  • Store this medication at room temperature away from heat and moisture and keep the bottle tightly closed.