Active Ingredient: Orlistat
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Keep the bottle tightly closed. Throw away any unused Xenical after the expiration date on the medicine label has passed.
Keep track of your medicine. Xenical dosing information Usual Adult Dose for Obesity: 120 mg orally three times a day with each main meal containing fat.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Obesity: 12 years or older: 120 mg orally three times a day with each main meal containing fat. See also: Xenical dosage information in more detail What happens if I miss a dose? Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but no more than 1 hour after eating a meal.
If it has been more than an hour since your last meal, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time.
Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose. What happens if I overdose?
What should I avoid while taking Xenical? Avoid eating high-fat meals or you could have unpleasant side effects on your stomach or intestines.
If you also take cyclosporine, do not take it within 3 hours before or 3 hours after you take Xenical. If you also take levothyroxine such as Synthroid, do not take it within 4 hours before or 4 hours after you take Xenical.
Xenical side effects Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Xenical: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Xenical and call your doctor at once if you have: severe stomach pain; severe pain in your lower back; blood in your urine, painful or difficult urination; kidney problems - little or no urinating; swelling in your feet or ankles; feeling tired or short of breath; or liver problems - nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice yellowing of the skin or eyes.
Xenical is a weight loss dieting aid which prevents around a third of consumed fat being absorbed into the body. Each capsule contains 120 mg of the active ingredient orlistat.
The recommended dosage of Xenical 120 mg is one capsule three times a day after each main meal. The daily intake of fat, carbohydrate and protein should be distributed over three main meals. Orlistat pills can also block the absorption of some vitamins.
The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose E 460, sodium starch glycolate type A, povidone E 1201, sodium laurilsulfate and talc.
What are the side effects of Xenical. These side effects are usually mild, or your GP, provide at the beginning of treatment.
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