What is Xenical?
Xenical is a medicine used for weight loss that comes in the form of 120mg turquoise capsules. The pills work by stopping a third of all the fat in all the food you eat from being digested. This undigested fat is then removed from the body, helping you to lose weight.
Xenical is recommended to be taken alongside a low calorie diet for weight loss and in the treatment of obesity. Always follow the nutritional programme recommended to you by your doctor when using Xenical in order to see the best results. Eating or drinking more than your daily recommended calorie and alcohol intake will reduce any weight loss effect gained from taking Xenical, as with any weight loss programme.
If you have not lost at least 5% of your body weight after 12 weeks of taking Xenical, you will be advised to stop the treatment.
How should it be taken?
Xenical capsules should be swallowed whole with water three times a day, immediately before, during or up to one hour after your three meals of the day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. You should take Xenical alongside a well-balanced nutritional diet, with foods that contain on average 30% of the calories from fat. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables, drink plenty of water and avoid eating any high calorie or fatty foods.
Xenical will only take effect when used when your body is digesting dietary fat. Therefore, if you miss a main meal or have a meal containing no fat, you will not need to take a capsule.
Who should use it?
Xenical should be taken by adults who have been prescribed it for the treatment of obesity, alongside a low-calorie diet.