Xenical is used in prescribed by pharmacists to help reduce weight. It targets the absorption of fat in your body rather than suppressing your appetite.
Doctors advise against using Xenical if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have conditions like problems absorbing food or bile flow problems (e.g., cholestasis); received an organ transplant; you take cyclosporine; if you are not overweight.
It is important to continue proper diet and exercise in order to lose weight along with continuing the medicines.
The medicine may cause changes in your bowel or stool (e.g., gas with oily spotting, loose stools, more frequent stools). A low fat diet helps to reduce this side effect.
Please inform your lab technician or surgeon that you are taking Xenical before you undergo any emergency surgical procedure including dental operations.
In diabetes patients Xenical may increase the blood sugar level. The sugar level needs to be monitored carefully. Before changing the dose of your diabetes medicine you should consult your doctor.
The use of Xenical in children is not recommended as its safety when used on children below 18 years is not determined.
If you are expecting a child or are planning to have a child in the near future, then consult your doctor before using Xenical to discuss any possible threats to the unborn baby.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using Xenical as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.