Is Xenical good for weight loss?
Orlistat blocks some of the fat that you eat, keeping it from being absorbed by your body. Orlistat is used to aid in weight loss, or to help reduce the risk of regaining weight already lost. This medicine must be used together with a reduced-calorie diet.
How fast do you lose weight after starting Xenical?
within 2 weeks
You should see some weight loss within 2 weeks after you start orlistat. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
How much weight should I lose on Xenical?
What is orlistat? Orlistat (brand name: alli) is an FDA-approved OTC medication that can help overweight adults lose weight. Orlistat works by blocking fat from being absorbed into the body after it is eaten during a meal. Approximately 5 to 10 pounds may be lost during the first 6 months of orlistat use.
Is Xenical safe?
FDA identified 12 postmarketing cases of severe liver injury reported with the use of Xenical and one case reported with the use of Alli. In some of these cases, other factors or drugs may have contributed to the development of severe liver injury.
What should I eat while taking Xenical?
What to eat when taking Xenical/Orlistat
- Cereal or porridge and semi-skimmed milk with: Fruit or one glass of unsweetened fruit juice.
- Bread or toast with: Low-fat spread and jam or marmalade. Fruit or one glass of unsweetened fruit juice.
How long can I take Xenical?
How long to take Xenical. Continue taking Xenical for as long as your pharmacist or doctor prescribes, for up to four years. Xenical should be taken every day to be effective. Weight loss normally starts within 2 weeks and continues for 6 to 12 months on Xenical treatment.
What happens if you take orlistat without eating?
If there is no fat in one of your meals, or if you miss a meal, there is no need for you to take a dose of orlistat. Common side-effects include wind, loose stools and back passage (rectal) spotting, particularly at the beginning of treatment.
Can I take Xenical once a day?
XENICAL should be taken every day to be effective. XENICAL only works in the presence of dietary fat in your body. You do not need to take a XENICAL capsule if you miss a meal or if you know that your meal contains no fat (however, most meals contain some fat).