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    Brand Name:Xenical
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1999-04-23 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
F. Hoffmann–La Roche, Ltd.
This drug is available in the following forms:
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:

About Xenical

Xenical is used to help obese people who fit certain weight and height requirements lose weight and maintain weight loss. Xenical works in your intestines, where it blocks some of the fat you eat from being absorbed. This undigested fat is then eliminated in your bowel movements. Use Xenical together with a reduced-calorie diet. The weight management effects of Xenical continue only as long as you are taking it.

Precautions for Xenical

  • Your daily intake of fat should be evenly divided over 3 main meals.
  • Xenical can decrease the absorption some fat-soluble vitamins and beta-carotene. Therefore when being treated with Xenical, take a multivitamin supplement that contains vitamins D, E, K, and beta-carotene. Take your multivitamin once a day at least 2 hours before or after taking Xenical, such as bedtime.
  • Review all medications that you are taking with your health care provider, including those that you take without a prescription. If you are taking cyclosporine you may have to be monitored more closely.
  • If you are diabetic, Xenical may affect your blood sugar control. See your doctor regularly for monitoring and treatment adjustments.

Side Effects of Xenical

  • Oily spotting
  • Gas with discharge
  • Urgent need to have a bowel movement
  • Oily or fatty stools
  • Oily discharge
  • Increased number of bowel movements
  • Inability to control bowel movements

Who Should Not Take Xenical

You cannot take Xenical if you:

  • have problems absorbing food
  • have gallbladder problems
  • are pregnant, or breast-feeding a child

People with certain kidney problems may not be able to take Xenical.

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Recent Forum Posts on Xenical

Xenical / Reductil both works great but must Exercise.

I started on Xenical initially for 3 months and my weight reduced about 15KG after 3 boxes very effective, and a friend reconmended me on Reductil as its only once a day so its more convenient I find that works too on both medications I lost about 33 KG after 11 months. I must be frank I believe Exercise also helped me a lot as I started Jogging as well about 15 minutes everyday while on these medications. To get these medications cheap try go to this site ya (Cheapest I found so far) http://www.medicationtoyou.com

Irrital Bowel

This medication also works wonders with irritable bowel syndrome !

Xenical-OK But not a Wonder Drug

I have been taking Xenical on and off for about a year. My first 60 days on it I lost 23 pounds in about 33 days, after that, a plateau. (Also note that I am not considered obese, one doctor I went to refused to give it to me and another did anyway). I have about 20 pounds to lose (more) and I have been taking it again for about 4 months, it is expensive and insurance, unless you have 3 risk factors which I do not, will not cover it. I have not gained any weight on it, but I have not lost very much more either. I lose 5-10 pounds and then gain it back. It is an OK drug. Nothing spectacular, it does help if you are constipated though.

No Subject

I have NO gallbladder can I take xenical?

Sleepy Cranky

Does Xenical make any one sleepy or cranky? I have been so tired and irritable since I started taking it. I have been losing 1 pound a week, not remarkable, but better than nothing.

hot flashes on xenical

I have been on xenical for 1 month and have recently started to have hot flashes and night sweats. Has anyone had this problem

No Subject

Very good product if you stick to a low fat diet. Helps you lose kgs faster.

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