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Xenical - A Guide to this Drug

A Guide to Xenical

What is it?

Xenical is a lipase inhibitor. This means that it prevents about 30% of the fat that you have eaten being digested in the gut, so that it passes straight through and you lose weight.

Why would I need Xenical?

Over 30% of men and women in Europe and the United States of America aged over 21 years are considered to be obese, (ie they have a body mass index of over 30).

It is important for your long term health to lose weight. However, many people find this difficult without some additional help, especially maintaining the weight loss long term.

Who is Xenical suitable for?

It may be appropriate for you if you are considerably overweight (at least 30% above ideal weight), or at least 20% above ideal weight with other risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, or diabetes.

Does it work?

Yes. In clinical trials, it is twice as effective as diet alone in reducing weight.

Will I still need to diet and exercise?

I'm afraid so. You have to follow a low fat diet when taking this drug, or you can get side effects such as oily spotting and wind, as too much undigested fat will pass through your system. Suitable regular exercise is also beneficial.

Things You Should Know:

Because of the decreased fat absorption, you may need to take a multivitamin containing vitamins D, E, K, and beta-carotene.

Talk to a doctor before taking this drug if any of the following apply:

  • if you have gallbladder problems or a malbsorption syndrome.

  • if you have a history of diabetes, eating disorders, kidney stones, take cyclosporine or any other slimming pill.

  • if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Stop taking this drug if you notice an extremely rare allergic reaction involving shortness of breath, throat constriction, facial swellings or hives.

Less serious side effects show that the drug is working and included changed bowel habits, oily spotting and oil discharge with gas. These side effects should be temporary and less obvious provided you restrict your overall fat intake to less than 30% of your diet.

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