blocks about one third of the fat in the food you eat, you may
experience gas with oily discharge, increased bowel movements, an urgent
need to have them and an inability to control them, particularly after
meals containing more fat than recommended. XENICAL shouldn’t be taken
if you are pregnant, nursing, have food absorption problems or reduced
bile flow. If you are taking cyclosporine, speak to your doctor before
XENICAL reduces the
absorption of some vitamins, therefore, a daily multivitamin is
XENICAL is an oral
prescription weight-loss medication used to help considerably overweight
people lose weight and keep this weight off.
XENICAL works in your
digestive system, where it blocks about one-third of the fat in the food
you eat from being digested. This undigested fat in the food you eat is
then eliminated in your bowel movements.
XENICAL should be used
together with a reduced-calorie diet with no more than 30% of calories
from fat, which your doctor will recommend.
Following 1 year of treatment, XENICAL in combination with
diet was shown to be more effective in reducing weight than diet alone.
In most cases, weight loss was gradual. Patients treated with XENICAL
and a reduced-calorie diet for 1 year lost an average of 13.4 lbs, while
those on a reduced-calorie diet alone lost 5.8 lbs. And XENICAL helped more people
lose weight. In fact, over twice as many XENICAL patients lost 10% of
their body weight, and among those who did, the average weight loss was
31 lbs and the range of weight loss was between 16 and 74 lbs.