Xenical 120mg Capsule


Composition for Xenical 120mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Xenical Capsule


Uses of Xenical Capsule

Xenical 120mg Capsule is used in obesity
It should be taken along with a low-calorie diet.

Side effects of Xenical Capsule


Abdominal pain, Fat in stool , Bowel incontinence, Flatus with discharge, Oily spotting, Diarrhoea, Abdominal cramp, Flatulence, Soft stools.


How to use Xenical Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Xenical 120mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Xenical 120mg Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Xenical Capsule works

Xenical 120mg Capsule is a lipase inhibitor. It works in the stomach and small intestine by blocking the absorption of fat from food by blocking enzymes responsible for the breakdown of fat.

In Depth Information on Xenical Capsule

Expert advice for Xenical Capsule

  • Safe for long-term use. If taken along with a calorie restricted diet, Xenical can help decrease nearly 10% of body weight in 1 year.
  • Decreases fat absorption by about 30%.
  • Take during or up to 1 hour after meal.
  • Skip dose if you miss a meal or if your meal contains no fat.
  • A multivitamin supplement containing vitamins A, D, and K, and β-carotene is recommended when taking Xenical.
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Xenical Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Xenical Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Xenical 120mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Xenical 120mg Capsule is safe to use during lactation. Huma
n studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Xenical 120mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Xenical 120mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Xenical 120mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Use of this medicine may be associated with the formation of kidney stones in patients with underlying kidney disease.
Xenical 120mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients wi
th liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Xenical 120mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Januvia 100mg Tablet, Metfor Tablet, Tiban 20mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Xenical Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Orlistat

Xenical is available in India with the brand names Orlean, Vyfat, Lipocut, Olistat, Obelit, Orlica, Reeshape, Xenical and Zerofat
Xenical is safe and effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Xenical as Alli is available without prescription but Xenical is available only with prescription. Always consult your doctor regarding its use
Therapy should not continue for more than 6 months along with diet and exercise. If the patient does not lose weight in 12 weeks he/she should consult the doctor and follow his advice
Q. Can I take Orlistat with anti-depressants, antibiotics, gabapentine, levothyroxine, venlafaxine, metformin, raspberry ketones?
All these drugs are known to have some drug-drug interactions with Orlistat and hence should be taken together only based on doctor's recommendation
Xenical prevents absorption of fat from the food in the intestine. It does not burn fat. Xenical may cause reduction of appetite
No studies of Xenical affecting the liver or causing cancer have been reported.

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