What is Xenical?
Xenical is a drug used to combat obesity, manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Roche. The active ingredient in this medication is called Orlistat, a substance that stops the absorption of fat in your body.
How does Xenical work?
Xenical prevents your body from absorbing fat. After you ingest fat from your food, enzymes in your stomach and intestines break it down into various smaller components. Fat can only be absorbed into the bloodstream if it has been broken down into these tiny fragments. These specific enzymes that break down fat are called lipases. Xenical binds to lipase enzymes and prevents their function. As a result, fat gets into the intestine and out of the body without being absorbed into the bloodstream. In this way, you consume fewer calories, lowering your total calorie count. If this level stays below the number of calories your body consumes in a day, you can lose weight.
How to take Xenical?
Take three 120 mg capsules per day, by mouth, with a glass of water. You should take a pill before or no more than an hour after a meal. In case the meal is completely fat-free, you may skip the tablet. There is no added benefit in increasing the dose. You may notice changes in your stool within 24-48 hours of starting treatment.
Xencial 150mg Leaflet
Xenical can cause side effects such as:
- Bowel problems including abdominal pain, bloating, greasy bowel movements or diarrhea
- Low blood sugar
- Frequent bowel movements
- Pain/discomfort in the back
- Urinary tract infection
- Menstrual disorder
- Soft/loose chairs
Bowel problems can be prevented by consuming less fat, which is why a low-fat diet very important. Read the package insert carefully before taking this product.
Xenical is not the right weight loss product for everyone. Do not use this drug if you:
- Are hypersensitive to orlistat or any other ingredients;
- Suffer from chronic malassimilation or liver disorder.
Interaction with other drugs
Xenical interacts with other drugs, including certain anticoagulants and medicines for thyroid disorders. Please tell your doctor if you are taking other medications. Also, read the Xenical package insert to see the full list of interactions.
If you use Xenical successfully within 12 weeks, you can expect your starting weight to decrease by 5%. After 12 months this can be 10%. Besides, you must continue to have a low-calorie intake while taking the medication.
In case you have not had significant weight loss after 12 weeks, stop taking this drug and seek advice from a doctor. Please note that Xenical is a medication that must be taken according to the manufacturer's instructions and the information in the product license.
Will Xenical be right for me?
Xenical may be right for you if you:
- Are overweight, d. H. have a BMI of 30
- Have a BMI of 28 but have additional risk factors such as diabetes or heart disease
In both cases, Xenical should only be taken in conjunction with a low-calorie diet that does not contain more than 30% fat.
Is a low-fat diet essential when taking Xenical?
Yes, for the medication to be effective, reduce high-fat foods as much as possible. With a low-fat diet, the fat intake must be reduced to about 20% of the food intake:To maintain body weight, the average woman needs 1,600 - 2,000 calories per day, while the average man needs 2,000 - 3,000 calories a day. On the other hand, to lose weight, men and women should consume 1,200 - 1,600 calories a day
A healthy diet should include:
- 45-65% carbohydrates
- 10-35% protein
- 30-35% fat
You should also think about the types of fat you eat. For example, it is important to have less saturated fat foods (high-fat meat, butter, cream, cheese, whole milk) and more unsaturated fat (olive oil, avocado, hummus, seeds, and nuts).
How can I get the most out of Xenical capsules?
It is extremely important to follow a low-calorie diet that contains no more than 30% fat. If you don't, Xenical will not work and you will not lose weight. Besides, digestive-related side effects such as abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea can occur.
You may do the following things to reduce fat intake:
- Stop using butter and replace it with a low-fat spread
- Choose lean meat and cut off visible fat when cooking
- Do not eat chicken skin or pork (crackling)
- Try not to add fat when cooking. This means grilling, baking, poaching or microwaves instead of frying or deep-frying.
- Choose low-fat milk, yogurt, low-fat cheese or spreads
When should I use weight loss pills?
Xenical may be right for you if you are trying to lose weight and need additional medication to help you achieve your goals.
Why is weight control important?
Being overweight significantly increases the risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart complications, stroke, arthritis, and some types of cancer. Weight loss has very important benefit for your health. To lose weight, you need to evaluate your weight and overall health, set realistic goals, and then plan your weight loss strategy. Xenical can be part of a general weight-loss strategy, as it stops the absorption of fat in your body.
How much does Xenical cost?
For a 3-month course, you can pay 139 euros in Apomeds' e-prescription and pharmacy service, including prescription fees and shipping costs.
Order Xenical online
You can order Xenical online on the Apomeds platform. Keep in mind that our doctors will only prescribe the drug if you have a BMI of 28 or higher. Start an online diagnosis and fill out the medical history form now!
In case our doctors believe Xenical is suitable for you, then a prescription will be issued. Our certified mail-order pharmacy will deliver the product to you right away! Prices include prescription & delivery. More information on how Apomeds works can be found here.