Active Ingredient: Orlistat
The majority of the common side effects experienced with Xenical are related to the way it works in your digestive system.
These side effects are usually mild, occur at the beginning of treatment, and particularly after high fat meals.
Normally these symptoms will subside as you continue treatment and follow your recommended diet.
Taking Xenical makes it more difficult for your body to absorb certain vitamins so it is important to take multivitamin supplements of vitamins A, E, and K once a day at least 2 hours before or after taking Xenical, such as at bedtime.
A multivitamin that incorporates all of these vitamins is Centrum Advance.
While Xenical and Generic Orlistat are prescription-only medication, Alli is available over the counter from UK pharmacies. More information can be found at What is the difference between Orlistat, Xenical and Alli?
Can I skip a capsule if my meal has no fat in it? Yes, it is recommended to take Orlistat with meals that contain fat.
If you are having a meal that contains very low or zero fat such as a green salad without dressing, you should skip your Orlistat capsule.
What if I forget a capsule?
Not to worry, weight loss is a slow gradual process. Missing one capsule will not harm your weight loss program as each capsule affects only the meal that it is taken before. This means that missing one will not have any knock on effects for continuing the treatment.
Should I skip meals whilst taking Orlistat?
It is not recommended to skip meals during the day. Maintaining a scheduled diet and avoiding unnecessary snacking is the best way to achieve a healthy weight loss plan.More Information What is Xenical and what is it used for. Xenical works to stop the absorption of fat from your food.
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