Xenical is a proven medication that helps to manage adiposis in adult and adolescent patients, age 12 and older.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
You may choose to take Xenical with a meal that contains fat.
If your meal does not contain fat do not take Xenical with it.
You should take multi vitamin capsule once at bedtime everyday as Xenical reduces your ability to absorb vitamins.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Xenical targets he absorption of fat in your body rather than suppressing your appetite. It is aweight loss medication. Long term use for 1-2 years has been shown to be very effective. Using the medicine restricts the dietary fats from being absorbed and thus it allows 30% fat to pass undigested through the gut.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it.
Store Xenical at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
Doctors advise against using Xenical if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have conditions like problems absorbing food or bile flow problems (e.g., cholestasis); received an organ transplant; you take cyclosporine; if you are not overweight.
It is important to continue proper diet and exercise in order to lose weight along with continuing the medicines.
The medicine may cause changes in your bowel or stool (e.g., gas with oily spotting, loose stools, more frequent stools). A low fat diet helps to reduce this side effect.
Please inform your lab technician or surgeon that you are taking Xenical before you undergo any emergency surgical procedure including dental operations.
In diabetes patients Xenical may increase the blood sugar level. The sugar level needs to be monitored carefully. Before changing the dose of your diabetes medicine you should consult your doctor.
The use of Xenical in children is not recommended as its safety when used on children below 18 years is not determined.
If you are expecting a child or are planning to have a child in the near future, then consult your doctor before using Xenical to discuss any possible threats to the unborn baby.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using Xenical as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.