Xenical is a prescription medicine intended to help people on a calorie-reduced diet lose weight.
Only use Xenical under the guidance of a skilled healthcare practitioner.
Xenical works by inhibiting the function of enzymes that aid in digestion. Xenical reduces total calorie intake by preventing food absorption into the circulation from the gastrointestinal system.
The typical Xenical dosage is 120 mg taken orally three times per day with meals. Xenical can be taken immediately after a meal or up to one hour later.
Orlistat is the active component in Xenical.
While using Xenical, patients should take a multivitamin that contains fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Before beginning Xenical, inform your doctor if you have a history of liver illness or gout.
When using Xenical, see your doctor or pharmacist for a complete list of risks.