Other names: Tetrahydrolipstatin
Protein binding: ≥ 90%
Metabolism: gastric mucosa
Half-life: 1-2 hours
CAS number: 96829-58-2
Drug Bank: DB01083
Molar mass: 495.745 g·mol−1
Orlistat (the active ingredient in Xenical diet pills) promotes weight loss by decreasing the amount of dietary fat that is absorbed in your gut.
Lipase, an enzyme in the digestive tract, helps break down dietary fat into smaller components so it can be used for energy or stored. Orlistat inhibits the activity of lipase. If you take the drug with a meal, about 25 percent of the fat you consume won't be broken down and will be excreted through bowel movements.
Xenical diet pills should always be used exactly as your doctor has told you. The usual dose is 1 pill of 120 mg with each of the 3 main meals per day. You should take one pill with breakfast, one pill with lunch and one with dinner. It can be taken with water before, during or up to an hour after a meal.
One Xenical pill should be swallowed with a balanced, reduced-calorie meal rich in fruits and vegetables with approximately 30% of the calories from fat. Do not eat fatty foods between meals.
Particular caution in patients with impaired renal function
Harmless stool changes
Hypersensitivity to the ingredients
Chronic malabsorption syndrome
Avoid during pregnancy
No interactions with alcohol
If you forget to take Xenical, you should only take it if you notice the mistake within 1 hour after a meal.
If you suspect an overdose, contact a doctor immediately.
There is a risk of serious interactions. Therefore, regular medical monitoring is required.
Food does not affect the effects of the drug.
Xenical capsules can be taken immediately before, during, or up to an hour after a meal.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Does Xenical help lose weight?
Can you buy Xenical without a prescription?
If one of your meals does not contain fat or if you skip a meal, you do not need to take a Xenical tablet. Common side effects include gas, urgency and spotting in the back of the intestine, especially at the beginning of treatment. These effects can be reduced if you eat less fat in your meals.
Xenical does what it is supposed to do. I just don't get how most people think they can take certain pills and just lose weight right away... The package insert says you need to eat a balanced diet and exercise! And don't just take a weight loss pill and continue eating as before. I took Xenical for three months and did 1.5 hours of sport 4 times a week. Thanks to Xenical I lost 7 kilos. So everyone: Only take the slimming pills if you do sports and eat healthily
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