Active Ingredient: Orlistat
If you have been advised to take a multivitamin preparation, you should take it at bedtime or two hours after taking Xenical The active substance is orlistat.
Each capsule contains 120 mg of orlistat. The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose E 460, sodium starch glycolate type A, povidone E 1201, sodium laurilsulfate and talc.
How to buy Orlistat, Xenical or Alli LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor can prescribe Orlistat and Xenical to people with a BMI over 28, provided that they have filled out a confidential questionnaire detailing their medical history and any current medications.
In our weight loss clinic, both Orlistat and Xenical come in 28 or 84-day courses supplying three tablets per day. Orlistat is available on the NHS, but areis typically only prescribed to people with a BMI over 30 who have exhausted other weight loss techniques.
For more information on losing weight, visit our weight loss page.
From the LloydsPharmacy site, Alli is available in single, twin or triple packs of 84-day courses. Click here to learn more.
You can also read more about losing weight healthily here. 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.
Common Xenical side effects are caused by orlistat's fat-blocking action.
These are signs that the medicine is working properly. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. See also: Xenical side effects in more detail What other drugs will affect Xenical? Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use Xenical if you are also using any of the following drugs: amiodarone; insulin or oral diabetes medicine; HIV or AIDS medications; seizure medicine especially if your seizures get worse while taking orlistat; a vitamin or mineral supplement that contains beta-carotene or vitamin E; or a blood thinner - warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven.
This list is not complete. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.