Active substance: Orlistat
Do not use Xenical if you are pregnant. This study showed no evidence of an increased risk of liver injury during treatment.
They concluded: The incidence of acute liver injury was higher in the periods both immediately before and immediately after the start of orlistat treatment. Long-term Despite a higher incidence of breast cancer amongst those taking orlistat in early, pooled clinical trial data—the analysis of which delayed FDA review of orlistat —a two-year study published in 1999 found similar rates between orlistat and placebo 0.
A multivitamin tablet containing vitamins A, D, K, and beta-carotene should be taken once a day, at bedtime, when using orlistat. The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose E 460, sodium starch glycolate type A, povidone E 1201, sodium laurilsulfate and talc.
The capsule shell consists of gelatine, indigo carmine E 132, titanium dioxide E 171 and edible printing ink. Side Effects of Xenical With any medication you take, there is always a risk of side effects.
Xenical contains the active ingredient Orlistat. Orlistat is also the name of the less expensive brand of Xenical.
Both medications are medically equivalent. They both contain the same active ingredient and the same amount of it.
However, Orlistat is available at a lower price. All generic medications available in the UK have to demonstrate equivalency and that they have the same effect in the body as the original brand before they can be sold.
Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. If you skip a meal or you eat a meal that does not contain any fat, skip your dose for that meal.
For example, if you eat 1200 calories per day, no more than 360 of those calories should be in the form of fat. Read the label of all food items you consume, paying special attention to the number of servings per container.
Your doctor, nutrition counselor, or dietitian can help you develop a healthy eating plan. Xenical is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control.
Your daily intake of fat, protein, and carbohydrates should be evenly divided over all of your daily meals. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
Follow your doctor's instructions about the type of supplement to use. Take the supplement at bedtime, or at least 2 hours before or after you take orlistat. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.