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Xenical 120mg Capsules

Xenical 120mg Capsules

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Xenical 120mg capsules are available from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service, following a free consultation, to help aid healthy weight loss. Xenical capsules contain orlistat, a drug that binds to dietary fat to prevent it being absorbed. It can prevent the absorption of around one third of the fat from the food you eat, which passes through your digestive system and is passed in your bowel motions.

Pharmacist Tip

Remember, store-bought and ready-made foods are high in fat, use this opportunity to learn to cook some healthy home-made meals.

Xenical 120mg capsules are available from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service, following a free consultation, to help aid healthy weight loss. To find out more about weight loss and see all the available treatments, see our Online Doctor Weight Loss page.

Xenical 120mg capsules contain the drug orlistat. Xenical was first developed by Roche and became available in 1998. It has since been used safely for over 15 years to help people suffering with obesity to lose excess weight where dieting and exercise alone has been unsuccessful. Xenical capsules can be prescribed for patients who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or over, or 28 or over if there are other risk factors present such as heart disease, diabetes or smoking.

Xenical prevents around one third of the fat consumed as part of your normal diet from being absorbed. It does this by binding to dietary fat present in the gut and preventing it from passing through the gut walls into the bloodstream, instead it remains in the gut and passes through your system. Xenical capsules should be combined with a healthy, low calorie diet and exercise regime for maximum effectiveness. When used in this way it can help you to lose an extra 1-pound for every 2-pounds you lose naturally. In clinical trials, almost twice as many patients who received Xenical, achieved an average weight loss of 10 percent or more of their body weight in one year, compared to those on diet alone.

The patent on branded Xenical has now expired allowing you to get generic Orlistat 120mg capsules as well as branded Xenical. Orlistat is also available over-the-counter at a lower 60mg dose in Alli capsules.

You should take one Xenical 120mg capsule up to three times daily, with or up to one hour after each main meal. If you eat a fat-free meal, you skip a meal or have a small snack instead, you do not need to take Xenical as there will be no fat to absorb.

We advise our patients who take Xenical to also take a multivitamin with their weight loss treatment as it can also block the absorption of some fat-soluble vitamins. The fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E and K. It is especially important if you already suffer with a deficiency in one of these vitamins. We advise taking a multivitamin at bedtime to replace any vitamins lost from your diet as a result of taking Xenical.

When combined with diet and exercise, Xenical is usually effective in aiding weight loss. You should aim to lose around 5% of your body weight within the first 3 months of your treatment. Weight loss should not be rushed and crash diets should not be used. Weight loss should be viewed as a steady process in order to do it in a healthy way and increase the chances of the weight staying off. 

After taking Xenical for 3 months you should have hit your target of losing 5% of you body weight. If you did not hit this target, Xenical may not be suitable for you and should be stopped. It can be retried again after 6 months if necessary. If your BMI drops below 28, Xenical may no longer be required and you should stop treatment. If you are losing weight and your BMI is above 28, you can take Xenical for up to 2 years.

  • Xenical capsules are taken one capsule up to three times daily
  • They should be taken immediately before or up to one hour after meals
  • If you have a low fat meal or skip a main meal there is no need to take Xenical; it only works when you have eaten a meal containing dietary fat.
  • Xenical should be used alongside a low-fat, calorie-controlled diet to produce the greatest effects and reduce adverse effects. 

When combined with diet and exercise, Xenical is usually effective in aiding weight loss. Weight loss should not be rushed and crash diets should not be used. Weight loss should be viewed as a steady process in order to do it in a healthy way and increase the chances of the weight staying off. A realistic target is around 1lb per week though this can vary from person to person depending on the situation.

You may also find the following advice useful to help lose weight:

  • Always try to eat a wholesome breakfast, if it is missed the chances of you snacking increase greatly and results in a greater calorie intake.
  • Wholegrain foods contain lots of fibre and slow-release energy; try switching to these where possible.
  • Try to cut down your alcohol intake, it is very high in calories.
  • Try to find a low calorie snack you enjoy and can have as a treat to reward yourself.
  • When you start exercising, take it slow. If you start with a little and aim to increase as you become more fit you will enjoy it more and are much more likely to continue.


Each Xenical capsule contains 120mg orlistat.

It also contains:  

Microcrystalline cellulose (E460), sodium starch glycolate (type A), povidone (E1201), sodium laurilsulfate, talc, gelatine, indigo carmine (E132), titanium dioxide (E171), edible printing ink (black iron oxide, ammonia solution concentrated, potassium hydroxide, shellac, propylene glycol).



If you do experience side effects from Xenical they may include abdominal pains, bloating or wind, the urgent need to open the bowels and oily, fatty, or liquid stools. These side effects are most common at the start of treatment and are most likely to occur after eating a high-fat meal. You should try to restrict your intake of dietary fat to less than 15 – 20g per main meal to decrease the chances of these side effects.

If you experience any adverse effects from taking your prescribed medicine it is important to let us know immediately. Please log in to your online account and message one of our healthcare professionals or alternatively call us on 0117 971 1603. In a medical emergency you should contact the emergency services or go straight to your local Accident & Emergency.

Xenical should not interact with any of your other current medicines. You should discuss Xenical with your GP before taking if you take warfarin, levothyroxine, or ciclosporin.

If you have followed the above guidance and still find Xenical ineffective you may wish to see your GP to discuss alternative weight loss options. If you would like any advice, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your options.

As being overweight can often lead to other health complications we recommend you see your GP for a full health check up to ensure you are as healthy as possible.


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We offer free UK standard delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

The cut-off for same day dispatch of orders is 4pm. Orders processed after this time will be dispatched the following working day. Orders are dispatched Monday - Friday. Orders will not be processed on weekends or bank holidays.

We ensure all deliveries are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 


We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

Xenical FAQ's

What does Xenical contain? 

Xenical capsules contain Orlistat 120mg per capsule. Orlistat is a dietary fat binder, that helps to bind around one third of the fat you consume and prevent it from being absorbed.

How do I take Xenical? 

In adults and children 18 years and over, the dose of Xenical is 1 capsule up to three daily, with or up to one hour after fat-containing meals. You should not take more than three Xenical capsules in a 24-hour period. You do not need to take a Xenical capsule if you have a meal containing no fat, it will have no effect.

Can I use other weight loss treatments with Xenical?

We do not advise using other weight loss treatments or tablets with Xenical. You should follow a strict regime of diet and exercise whilst taking Xenical capsules to get the most out of them. You may also consider taking a multivitamin supplement at bedtime to ensure you are still getting all the essential vitamins and minerals required by your body.

Why can I only buy three months of Xenical online at one time?

Xenical 120mg capsules are an prescription-only weight loss aid. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of 3 months treatment at one time. Xenical treatment is normally judged for effectiveness after 1-3 months on the amount of weight you have managed to lose. This means that if you do not find Xenical as effective as you would like, you are not stuck with an excess of medication. If you are happy with the results you can log in and re-order another supply, provided you are still losing weight and your BMI is above the treatment threshold.

Should I take Xenical with food?

You should take Xenical capsules with a fat-containing meal, or up to one hour afterwards. If your meal contains no fat or is a small snack, there is no need to take an Xenical capsule.

Is Xenical available for next day delivery?

Yes, we understand that sometimes you want to get your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm, Xenical capsules are available for next day delivery.

Is it safe to buy Xenical capsules online?

Yes, as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy it is perfectly safe to buy Xenical online. The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy & Online Doctor.

How do I buy Xenical online?

It simple! Just select 'Start Consultation' above, you will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so our GPs & Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Xenical to you. It all takes around 3 minutes and your treatment can be delivered to your door.

What are the advantages of buying Xenical online?

There are many advantages to buying Xenical capsules online, some include:

  • It's quick & easy - there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
  • Fast delivery - We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
  • Great prices - we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
  • Tons of information - we provide all the information you could need on Xenical/Orlistat and other weight loss treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time to suit you.

The Independent Pharmacy is an online pharmacy and online doctor service is owned and operated by ABSM Healthcare Ltd (Company Reg. 08515600) and Red Label Medical Ltd (Company Reg. 08676338). All information that appears on this website is intended for information purposes only and should be used to supplement, not replace, your relationship with your local healthcare professionals. You should consult your doctor if you think you may have a health problem or before you start taking a new medicine. Please ensure you always read the information leaflets supplied with any medicinal products.For more information see our policies and terms and conditions at the bottom of every page. © 2014 ABSM Healthcare Ltd. All rights reserved.
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