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*Please note: The product is manufactured in Turkey and is only available with Turkish language packaging
What is Xencial?
Xenical containing the active ingredient orlistat belongs to a class of medication called lipase inhibitors. The medication should be used along with a low fat, low calorie diet and a proper exercise program to help people lose weight. It works by blocking some enzymes in the body that breaks down fats in the diet. The undigested fat will be passed through the body in bowel movement. Reducing calorie intake and weight maintenance can help prevent or treat conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol or heart disease. Taking this drug can also help maintain weight loss and keep from gaining back the lost weight.
How is Xencial used?
Xenical is usually taken orally 3 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The capsules should be taken within 1 hour after a meal along with a full glass of water. If you skip a meal or the meal does not contain any fat, skip the dose for that meal. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy.
Patients using Xenical may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Oily or fatty stools
- Oily spotting
- Urgent need to have bowel movement
- Increased number of bowel movements
- Poor bowel control
- Gas with discharge
- Rectal pain
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Severe stomach pain
- Excessive fatigue
- Loss of appetite
- Pain in upper right part of stomach
- Dark colored urine
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Xencial is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.