XENICAL Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020766/001.

Names and composition

"XENICAL" is the commercial name of a drug composed of ORLISTAT.
It belongs to the class Lipase inhibitors and is used in Obesity (Nutrition)

Answered questions

What is Xenical and for what use?
Asked by Bobette Badie 4 months ago.

Xenical (Orlistat Capsules) is a gastrointestinal lipase inhibitor used in the management of obesity in adult and adolescent patients age 12 and older. Xenical Orlistat Capsules) may be used during the weight loss phase or following weight loss to assist in weight management. Xenical (Orlistat Capsules) works by inhibiting the digestion of fats from the diet and should be used with a reduced-calorie diet. Buy Xenical (Orlistat Capsules) from Canada for the lowest prices guaranteed. Do not take your medicine more often than directed You should use Xenical (Orlistat Capsules) with a reduced-calorie diet that contains no more than about 30% of the calories from fat. Divide your daily intake of fat, carbohydrates, and protein evenly over your 3 main meals. You should try to follow a healthy eating plan as prescribed by your doctor such as the one developed by the American Heart Association. Following this eating plan can help reduce the possible GI side effects from Xenical (Orlistat Capsules). Xenical (Orlistat Capsules) is taken by mouth and swallowed with a drink of liquid. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take Xenical (Orlistat Capsules) with each main meal that contains about 30% of the calories from fat. Or you can take the capsule one hour after the meal. If you occasionally miss a meal or have a meal without fat, you can omit that dose of Xenical (Orlistat Capsules). Doses greater than 120 mg three times per day have not been shown to increase weight loss. These drugs may interact with Xenical (Orlistat Capsules): •Dietary supplements, such as beta-carotene and vitamins A, D, E, and K •warfarin •cyclosporine •pravastatin •drugs used to treat diabetes Xenical (Orlistat Capsules) blocks some of the fat that you eat from being absorbed by your body. Xenical (Orlistat Capsules) is used in the management of obesity including weight loss and weight maintenance when used with a reduced-calorie diet. Xenical Capsules (Xenical (Orlistat Capsules) may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Xenical (Orlistat Capsules) may decrease your body's absorption of some fat-soluble vitamins. To ensure adequate nutrition, your doctor may recommend taking a multivitamin that contains vitamins D, E, K, and beta-carotene. Take your vitamin supplement once a day, at least 2 hours before or after a dose of Xenical Capsules (Orlistat). Do not take Xenical (Orlistat Capsules) without first talking to your doctor if you have • chronic mal-absorption syndrome (an inability to absorb food and nutrients properly), or • gallbladder problems Before taking Xenical Capsules (Orlistat), talk to your doctor if you • have a history of kidney stones, • have diabetes, • have anorexia or bulimia, • take any other weight-loss medicine, or • take cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral) You may not be able to take Xenical Capsules (Orlistat), or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above. Xenical (Orlistat Capsules) is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Do not take Xenical Capsules without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether Xenical Capsules passes into breast milk. Do not take Xenical Capsules without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Take Xenical/Orlistat Capsules exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you. Take each Xenical dose with a full glass of water. Xenical Capsules are usually taken with each main meal that contains fat. Xenical Capsules can be taken during meals or up to one hour after a meal. Each time you take Xenical Capsules, your meal should contain no more than about 30% of calories from fat. Evenly divide your daily intake of fat, carbohydrates, and protein over three main meals a day. Talk to your doctor about following a healthy eating plan. If you miss a meal, or if you have a meal without fat, you can skip your dose of Xenical Capsules (Xenical (Orlistat Capsules)) for that meal also. If Xenical Capsules are taken with any one meal that is very high in fat, there is an increased chance of digestive side effects. Do not take more of Xenical than has been prescribed for you. Xenical doses greater than 120 mg three times a day have not been shown to provide an additional weight-loss benefit. Xenical (Orlistat Capsules) may decrease your body's absorption of some fat-soluble vitamins. To ensure adequate nutrition, your doctor may recommend taking a multivitamin that contains vitamins D, E, K, and beta-carotene. Take your vitamin supplement once a day, at least 2 hours before or after a dose of Xenical Capsules. Xenical should be stored at room temperature and away from moisture and heat. If you miss a dose of Xenical, take your missed dose within one hour after a meal. If more than one hour has passed since your last meal, skip the dose you missed and take only your next regularly scheduled dose as directed. Do not take a double dose of Xenical. If you miss a meal, or if you have a meal without fat, you can skip your dose of Xenical Capsules for that meal also. You may want to speak to your doctor about less serious side effects of Xenical/Orlistat capsules such as: • oily spotting; • oily or fatty stools; • orange or brown colored oil in your stool; • gas with discharge, an oily discharge; • an urgent need to go to the bathroom; • an inability to control bowel movements, or; • an increased number of bowel movements The bowel changes listed above are a natural effect of blocking fat and indicate that Xenical Capsules are working. They generally occur early in treatment, particularly after meals containing higher amounts of fat than are recommended. These symptoms are usually temporary and lessen or disappear as you continue treatment and keep to your recommended diet of meals containing 30% fat. Xenical/Orlistat side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any Xenical/Orlistat side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You should not take Xenical without first talking to your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: • Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune) • Warfarin (Coumadin). Xenical Capsules may decrease your body's absorption of some fat-soluble vitamins. To ensure adequate nutrition, your doctor may recommend taking a multivitamin that contains vitamins D, E, K, and beta-carotene. Take your vitamin supplement once a day, at least 2 hours before or after a dose of Xenical Capsules (Xenical (Orlistat Capsules)). Please remember that there can be many prescription and over-the-counter drugs other than those listed here that can interact with Xenical Capsules. You must speak to your doctor and/or pharmacist before taking Xenical with any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. Only your doctor can give you a personalized consultation and assessment to see if Xenical capsules will work for you. Answered by Connie Hehir 4 months ago.

XENICAL is a prescription medication that can help considerably overweight people lose weight and keep it off. We know that managing your weight can be frustrating, and sometimes you need a little extra support. Support you can't find in a pill alone. To succeed you may have to change the way you feel about food and about your body. To determine if you may be a candidate for XENICAL, your doctor will check your Body Mass Index -- a measure of weight which takes height into account. Answered by Shirly Thelin 4 months ago.

Xenical is the trade name for the drug "Orlistat" .. It promotes loss of weight by preventing the digestion and absorption of dietary fat .. It works on the digestive system, unlike other weight loss drugs that act on the CNS .. It attaches to some enzymes in the digestive system that help digest and break down fats .. Those enzymes are called " lipases" .. So when u take Xenical with meal, it attaches to the lipases and blocks them from breaking down some of the fat you have eaten .. Answered by Jesusa Naeher 4 months ago.

Xenical is used for weight lost. It is about to go OTC. It was approved in February, so it should be at pharmacies soon. Answered by Debra Spenner 4 months ago.

Hiten answer is excellent. Answered by Julian Walt 4 months ago.


Is there any side effect of xenical?
Asked by Jaimie Maas 4 months ago.

Xenical side effects Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop taking Xenical and call your doctor at once if you have severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, and a fast heart rate. These could be signs of pancreatitis. The following side effects occur commonly with the use of Xenical. They are the natural effects of Xenical's fat-blocking action and are actually signs that the medication is working properly. These side effects are usually temporary and may lessen as you continue treatment with Xenical: * oily spotting in your undergarments; * oily or fatty stools; * orange or brown colored oil in your stool; * gas with discharge, an oily discharge; * loose stools, or an urgent need to go to the bathroom, inability to control bowel movements; * an increased number of bowel movements; or * stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rectal pain. Other side effects that may occur while taking Xenical include: * problems with your teeth or gums; * cold or flu symptoms; * headache, back pain; or * skin rash or itching. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. Answered by Alberta Sorge 4 months ago.

i lost 2 stone on it ..but the side effects were horrible not just the loo bit but other things like light headed -sick ive come off them and doing it the old way and ive got 7 stone to loos Answered by Adelle Grief 4 months ago.


Xenical...?
Has anyone tried xenical? What kind of results did you get? Were the side effects as bad as one could imagine? How long did it take after you quit taking it did all the side effects disappear? Thank you Asked by Shanae Correiro 4 months ago.

I am taking Xenical in combination with a low-fat diet and exercise. I have lost 11 lbs in three weeks (so far, so good!) I have found that increasing your fiber intake with a fiber supplement helps minimize gastrointestinal problems that may occur. If I do eat fatty foods, I only eat a very small amount- maybe 1/3 of a serving. This has been great for me actually! The fact that I am taking a supplement like this almost forces me to eat better :) The effects of Xenical last for about 3 hours after you take the pill. I personally have not had bad side effects because I have been very careful to keep my fats under 30% of my total intake. TMI Warning!!! I do notice a little bit of oil in there when I go to the bathroom, but nothing crazy that I have read elsewhere about oily flatulence or loose stools. If you are going to take this, be smart and do it right! Best of luck on your weightloss journey! Answered by Eric Leidholt 4 months ago.

1st person who answered gave a good answer. Answered by Elizebeth Welles 4 months ago.


Weightloss- xenical?
Has anyone ever used xenical to lose weight? I've tried to lose weight by dieting + exercising but no effects last more than a few weeks.. i'm tired of always doing these! Please just help me to lose weight.. i've asked around and people are telling me xenical is ok and helps to reduce fat absorption in... Asked by Sherril Rucky 4 months ago.

xenical is prescription so you would have to go through a doctor to get it legally. or you could take Alli... the over the counter version of xenical. the pill is taken with every meal containing fat and reduces the absorption of fat. I have been taking Alli for about a week and have lost 4 lbs. you can pick up a starter kit for about $50 at any drugstore or walmart, target, etc. Answered by Emelina Oakland 4 months ago.

Yes, Generic Xenical helps to lose fats. It prevents the body from absorbing fats. Answered by Anthony Rivkin 4 months ago.


What is Xenical & what does it helps with?
Im 14yrs old 5'4 and weight 177. I really really want to lose weight, and I read that it help with weight loss. How do you get this pill? & does ur insurance help pay for it? Asked by Sherril Counselman 4 months ago.

Xenical is a brand name of a drug called orlistat. It helps with weight loss and weight maintenance when used with reduced-calorie diet at the same time. It prevents the fat absorption from your dietary fat intake. What this means is that when you eat meals following your reduced-calorie diet, your stomach and intestine are not going to absorb the fat content of your meal because of this medicine. Since your body is not absorbing fat, you'll get less calorie and nutrition out of your meal. Although this medicine sounds like a miracle that let you eat and still won't get as much calorie, there are some side effects you have to watch out. You may get some uncontrollable oily spotting on your underwear because of the fats that are not being absorbed in your system. Also your stool may become oily and fatty. Headache, stomach pain, flatus with discharge, and fecal urgency (strong urge to go to the bathroom) are some other common side effects (about 30% of chance) You can get this medication with prescription or as an over the counter as a produce named Alli, but considering your age, I would strongly recommend you talk to your pediatrician and your parents. You are still growing, and there might be other underlying reason for your weight gain, so your pediatrician needs to properly assess you to help you losing weight in a healthy way. For every health related state, natural way is the best way if it's possible. In your situation, exercising and choosing healthier food will definitely be helpful.The coverage of Xenical by your insurance cannot be known until you bring your prescription to your pharmacy to process, but it is unlikely that your copay will be low. Good luck! Answered by Deandra Ryerson 4 months ago.


What side effects did you have by taking Xenical?
Asked by Bruce Trimis 4 months ago.

Xenical helps weight loss by preventing the absorption of fat from the intestine. Dietary fat is not absorbed; it passes into the large intestine and out of the body with the body's waste. This creates several unpleasant side effects when a large amount of fat is eaten - a large amount of foul-smelling, slimy stool, a large amount of intestinal gas, and sometimes loss of ability to control the bowel movements because of the volume. Another effect of Xenical's blocking fat absorption is that it prevents the body's absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins - Vitamins A, D, E and K. Vitamins A and D are familiar to most people. Vitamin K deficiency can lead to easy bruising and bleeding, but not much is known yet about absolute Vitamin E deficiency. A low-fat diet will help with the excessive stool and gas, but the person would have to take vitamin supplements to prevent Vitamin A and D deficiencies. Answered by Alfreda Glinka 4 months ago.


What is xenical?
has anyone ever heard of a medication call xenical, and are they any good what can this medicine do for a person? Asked by Rona Moitoza 4 months ago.

• Xenical blocks some of the fat that you eat from being absorbed by your body. • Xenical is used in the management of obesity including weight loss and weight maintenance when used with a reduced-calorie diet. Be very careful on this medication as it can cause diarrhoea as it stops you from absorbing lots of fat which in turn can lead to dehydration. I've included a website with more information on this product. Answered by Loren Debettignies 4 months ago.

Xenical (generic name orlistat) is a prescription weight-loss medication that prevents fat in food from being absorbed into the body. Doctors prescribe it for people who meet certain criteria for obesity or who are at a high risk for health-related problems because of their weight. Xenical is called a "fat-blocker" because it works in the intestines to prevent about 30 percent of fat eaten in food from being absorbed. This fat is eliminated in bowel movements. Xenical produces moderate weight loss. Studies show that people using the drug have an average weight loss of 12 pounds after six months, and 13 pounds after one year of use. People who use Xenical along with a low-calorie diet regain less weight after stopping Xenical than individuals who have not taken Xenical. You should take Xenical along with eating a reduced-calorie diet, as directed by your health care provider. You take it with each meal, up to three times daily. If you skip a meal or eat a meal that doesn't contain fat, you can skip that dose of Xenical. You can take the drug with food or up to one hour after eating. Xenical can block the absorption of vitamins A, D, E, and K and beta-carotene. So if you take Xenical, you should also take a multivitamin supplement with these nutrients in it every day. I hope these information will helps, good luck. Answered by Vera Kubinski 4 months ago.

Yes. It is not a 'slimming tablet'. It stops your frame soaking up fats to your meals. The fats is handed by way of the intestine and out within the normal style. You are first-rate to move on a low fats nutrition if you're taking them. If you devour as ordinary, the fats that's not absorbed may also be plenty and this will influence your have got to talk over with the toilet moderately urgently every now and then and provide you a free greasy stool which generally is a messy affair to wash up after. Sorry to be so picture however this will occur and also you will have to be mindful of the results. Good success together with your weight reduction. Answered by Venetta Gentleman 4 months ago.


Is there good efects on weight lose when taking xenical?
Asked by Brenna Muckleroy 4 months ago.

Xenical is incorporated with a diet of a reduce - calorie to advance loss of weight. This prescription also can be used to prevent increase in weight after the weight has been lost. Candidates for treatment with Xenical - patients who are corpulent with an index of weight of a body (a measure of fatness) more than 30 kg/m2. Candidates also include patients with an index of weight of a body between 27 and 30 kg/m2 if other risk factors for arteriosclerosis are present such as a high blood pressure, a diabetes, and the lifted cholesterol of blood or triglycerides. Based on several scientific studies, average loss of weight which is achieved when Xenical - taken as it is recommended within 6 months by one year - 12.4 to 13.4 pounds. Answered by Lou Osment 4 months ago.

65 minutes on the ski slopes Answered by Jay Limbert 4 months ago.

It has been proven to be a great weight loss aid. As long as you don't use it as a quick fix and are committed to being healthier, the greatest effect will be your health. Answered by Brain Reusser 4 months ago.

get casual for 4 days a study shows that people take 491 more steps and burn 25 more calories on days they wear jeans to work Answered by Carlos Mick 4 months ago.

eat chili for a couple of days research shows that chili peppers boost your metabolic rate burning 50 more cals a day Answered by Morris Moy 4 months ago.

if your lifestyle or career includes a lot of socializing out at dinners or drinks start scheduling workout dates with friends co workers or even clients Answered by Olimpia Rehberger 4 months ago.

automate your eating by planning your meals ahead of time that way you re less likely to make an unhealthy last minute food choice Answered by Janean Genzel 4 months ago.

Eat snacks at your home bofore going to party Answered by Maira Favorito 4 months ago.

cravings can sneak up on you when you re tired try taking a nap if you feel yourself wanting some junk food Answered by Refugio Dobrinski 4 months ago.

dog paddle for 17 minutes Answered by Buena Asken 4 months ago.


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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020766/001 XENICAL ORLISTAT CAPSULE/ORAL 120MG

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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020766/001 XENICAL ORLISTAT CAPSULE/ORAL 120MG
021887/001 ALLI ORLISTAT CAPSULE/ORAL 60MG

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Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH

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