Active substance: Orlistat
Xenical works to stop the absorption of fat from your food.
By reducing the fat that is absorbed from your diet Xenical can help you lose weight more easily. What is the difference between Xenical and Orlistat? Xenical contains the active ingredient Orlistat. Orlistat is also the name of the less expensive brand of Xenical.
In this manuscript, we describe a current working paradigm developed by a consensus approach for the multidisciplinary treatment of obesity in the GI practice.
Obesity should be managed as a continuum of care focusing on weight loss, weight loss maintenance and prevention of weight regain. This approach needs to be disseminated throughout the health care system, coordinated by a multidisciplinary team and include gastroenterologists who are in a unique position to address obesity.
Avoid foods containing fat such as biscuits, chocolate and savoury snacks between meals. Do not chew the capsule - swallow whole with a glass of water.Despite the ever-increasing prevalence and economic and societal burden, the current approaches to treat obesity are not standardized or generally effective.
If you miss your meal or have a meal low in fat, you should not take your dose of Xenical pills. However, such medical claims are preliminary in nature and further scientific research is necessary.
Orlistat has also been shown to increase the risk for problems with the gallbladder and kidneys, along with complications in pregnancies and breastfeeding.
Parental concerns According to the Mayo Clinic, orlistat has only been tested on adults. Information is not currently available on how children are affected by orlistat.
In addition, studies performed on pregnant animals do not show evidence of harm to fetuses.
However, according to the Mayo Clinic, orlistat is not recommended for pregnant women.
Also, due to lack of medical studies, it is not recommended for women who are nursing newborn babies. Proper dosage amounts for children have not been determined. When considering the use of orlistat for children, a medical professional should be consulted as to the amount given for each individual child.
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