Xenical (Orlistat)

Xenical 120mg is used in the treatment of weight loss. Recommended by pharmacists and doctors, it targets fat absorption, instead of reducing your appetite, by blocking the fats and allowing 30% of the fat taken in from a meal to pass, undigested, through the gut. Xenical 120mg helps you to reduce, as well as maintain, your weight and decrease the potential of any weight gain. It is effective for long term use (approx 1-2 years).

Xenical 120mg is also beneficial in patients with high blood pressure, and high cholesterol and blood sugar levels, potentially reducing the risk factors and other conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.


Method of Use

It is recommended that Xenical 120mg is taken orally with each meal that contains fat. If you miss a meal or the meal does not contain fat, do not take Xenical 120mg. It is advised that you also take a multivitamin once a day, preferably at night time, as Xenical 120mg may reduce your body’s effectiveness to absorb vitamins. Always follow your doctor’s instructions and read the medication chart included with Xenical 120mg. If you miss a dose of Xenical 120mg, take it as soon as you remember, unless this is close to your next scheduled dose. If it is, miss that dose and then return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.


Xenical 120mg is to be stored at room temperature between 68°F and 77°F (20-25°C), in its original container, away from heat, light and moisture. It must not be stored in the bathroom. The product must be kept out of the reach of children and pets at all times. Any medication that is out of date should be disposed of safely (any pharmacist will be able to advise you on disposal instructions).

Advise Notes

If any of the following apply to you, do not use Xenical 120mg and consult your doctor as soon as possible: Prior to taking Xenical 120mg, advise your doctor or pharmacist of any medical conditions. Please note the following:

Potential Side Effects

If you experience any of the above or following side effects, seek immediate emergency medical treatment and notify your doctor as soon as possible. Possible side effects include: Do not share Xenical 120mg with anyone else. It is recommended that you always complete a prescribed course, under your doctor or medical practitioner’s supervision at all times.

Please note that the above list is not complete and other side effects may occur. Should any other side effects happen, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
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