Xenical weight loss tablets
  • Can help you lose weight alongside a healthy, balanced diet
  • Works to block the absorption of up to a third of the fat you eat
  • Only suitable for those who are severely overweight

Xenical

Xenical is the brand name for orlistat, a weight-loss medication which is prescribed to those who are severely overweight.

Xenical weight loss tablets
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  • Can help you lose weight alongside a healthy, balanced diet
  • Works to block the absorption of up to a third of the fat you eat
  • Only suitable for those who are severely overweight

Generic or branded treatments?

Some treatments contain the same active ingredient but are sold under different names. If the active ingredient and the dosage are the same, the treatments will have the same effect and work in the same way. 

Generic Branded
Same active ingredient
Works in the same way
Often less expensive

About Xenical

  • How do I take Xenical? 

    Take one capsule one hour before or after a main meal, three times a day. If a meal is missed or contains very little fat Xenical should not be taken. You should never take more than one capsule at a time, as this does not increase effectiveness.

  • How effective is Xenical?

    Xenical is effective at helping obese or severely overweight people lose weight. It must be taken regularly and in conjunction with a low-calorie, low-fat diet in which no more than 30% of your daily calorie intake comes from fat. Remember that over-consumption of fat and calories may reduce any effect Xenical has.

  • What are the side effects of Xenical?

    There are some side effects associated with Xenical, the most common of which may include:

    • Headaches
    • Abdominal pain or discomfort
    • Flatulence
    • Oily or fatty stools
    • Liquid stools

    To reduce the risk of diarrhoea, try and spread your daily fat intake evenly across your meals and do not consume a high fat diet. For a full list of possible effects you should read the patient information leaflet that comes with the medication.

  • Can I take other medicines with Xenical?

    Certain drugs can interact with Xenical and cause a serious reaction, so please provide our doctors with a full list of our medicines when asked. You should also inform your doctor if you start taking any other medication while taking Xenical.

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