Main information about Xenical
Xenical is one of the safest drugs for the treatment of the obesity and works as good as Phentermine and its analogues. Xenical contains an active ingredient Orlistat.
A mechanism of the action of Xenical differs from “classical” drugs for the treatment of the obesity. This drug helps a person to get rid of the excessive weight by means of blocking fat splitting coming with food.
Taking Xenical breaks a process of the uptake of the animal and vegetable fats in the stomach and intestine. The body stops receiving an excessive amount of calories and will have to use a reserve of fats accumulated in the body to maintain the activity.
Xenical is not a psychostimulant, does not affect the central nervous system and does not block hunger. A great part of the active ingredient Orlistat is excreted from the body without penetrating into the blood and does not cause side effects. Therefore, unlike Phentermine, Xenical may be used for a long period without harming the body.
Xenical is used in the treatment of the obesity in patients with the body mass index more than 28. Pancreatic diabetes is not a contraindication for the use, and Xenical is allowed being used with hypoglycemic drugs to lower the sugar level in the blood in patients with the obesity.
Use and dose of Xenical
To treat obesity, Xenical is recommended in the dose of 120 mg 3 times per day (in the morning, afternoon and evening). The capsules of Xenical 120 mg should be used before eating, or during meals in order block the absorption of coming fats. If your food does not contain vegetable/animal fats, skip the use of Xenical 120 mg.
It is medically proved that it is pointless to take more than 3 capsules of Xenical 120 mg per day. High doses of Xenical do not cause a faster weight loss, and a great part of the drug is just excreted from the body with stool.
Xenical 120 mg provides a soft therapeutic action, and therefore the results of the treatment may be estimated in 3 months of the regular use of the capsules. Depending on the severity of the obesity and intensity of the therapeutic effect, Xenical may be used for 6 to 12 months.
Recommendations for the use
- If you forgot to take a capsule of Xenical during meals, take the missed dose in an hour after eating
- The obesity treatment in children with the help of Xenical is not studied. A decision about the use of the drug during the treatment of the obesity in children is made by a doctor
- Xenical blocks the absorption of the fats in the intestine and fat-soluble vitamins A, E, K. To make good the deficit of these vitamins, take biological additive during the treatment
Due to the great discharge of the fat from the body during the use of Xenical, patients may experience the negative side effects:
- oily discharges from the rectum
- Loose stools
In order to avoid these side effects, it is necessary to lower the amount of the consumed fatty meals and spread the daily consumption of the fats into three equal parts.