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About Xenical 120mg Capsules
We all know that weight loss can be a hard journey – particularly if you have a long way to go. The Independent Pharmacy is a regulated and approved UK pharmacy that stocks Xenical pills and other slimming medications to buy online, designed to help you shift those stubborn pounds and see some results.
Xenical 120mg capsules are available from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service, following a free consultation, to help aid healthy slimming. Xenical pills contain Orlistat, a drug that binds to dietary fat to prevent it from being absorbed. The effects include preventing 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.
Xenical 120mg Capsules information
What is Xenical and what is it used for?
Xenical 120mg capsules are available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy, following a free consultation, to help aid healthy slimming. To find out more about weight loss and see all the available treatments, see our Weight Loss page.
Xenical 120mg capsules contain the medicine Orlistat. Xenical was first developed by Roche and became available in 1998. It has since been used safely for 20 years to help people, suffering from obesity, to lose excess weight when dieting and exercise alone has been unsuccessful. Xenical pills 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.
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.
How does Xenical work?
Orlistat is the active ingredient used in Xenical which works to aid weight loss by blocking the enzymes in your gut that digest fat. Orlistat blocks around a third of the fat that is consumed from being absorbed. This fat is then is passed out with your stools.
Xenical offers the best results when it is taken alongside a reduced-fat diet and diet plan. However, you do not need to take a dose of Xenical if there is no fat contained within your food.
How quickly does Xenical work?
When combined with a diet and exercise plan, Xenical is usually effective in aiding weight loss. In terms of results, you should aim to lose around 5% of your body weight within the first 13 weeks of your treatment. Slimming should not be rushed and crash diet plans should not be used. Weight loss should be viewed as a steady process in order to achieve healthy results 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 your body weight. If you did not see any results, Xenical may not be suitable for you and should be stopped. If your BMI drops below 28, Xenical may no longer be required and you should stop treatment. If the treatment is working, you are losing weight and your BMI is above 28, you can take Xenical for up to 2 years.
Alternatives to Xenical
The patent on branded Xenical has now expired, allowing you to buy generic Orlistat 120mg capsules as well as branded Xenical. It is also available to buy over-the-counter at a lower 60mg dose in Alli capsules. Alli slimming tablets also contain the same active ingredient but at half the Xenical dosage and are available as a non-prescription supplement.
Generic medicines are essentially copies of brand-name drugs – with the same strength and effects – but they are often cheaper because they don’t come under the brand patent. Usually, generic alternatives come onto the market after a patent has expired.
Xenical, healthy diet and exercise
Weight loss should be a combination of healthy eating and exercise. By cutting the calories that you consume and increasing the calories you burn through exercise, your body will begin to burn fat instead. This will mean that you slowly begin to lose weight.
- A healthy diet should include at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables daily (this should make up around one-third of your total food consumption), plenty of wholegrain or brown carbohydrates (such as bread, pasta, and rice), and 6-8 cups of water per day. The maximum calorie limit for a man is 2,500kcal a day and 2,000kcal for most women. This will decrease if you are aiming to lose weight.
- Exercise should be started slowly with activities such as brisk walking and intensity should be increased as your fitness increases. You should aim for 150 minutes of activity per week. For people who are starting with a very low fitness level, the NHS Couch to 5k programme is a great way to begin.
We advise our patients who take Xenical to also take a multivitamin and omega supplement with their slimming treatment, as it can make it hard to absorb some fat-soluble vitamins. The fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E and K. It is especially important if you already suffer from 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.
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.
Xenical can cause harmless changes in your bowel habits, such as fatty or oily stools, due to the
elimination of undigested fat in your faeces. This is likely to increase the more fat you consume through your diet.
The use of an additional contraceptive method is recommended to prevent possible failure of oral contraception that could occur in case of severe diarrhoea.
Do not take Xenical if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Xenical
- if you have chronic malabsorption syndrome
- if you have problems with your liver
Xenical and other medicines
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 cyclosporin.
Xenical, pregnancy and breastfeeding
Dieting and weight loss products are not usually recommended for pregnant women unless the mother is dangerously overweight. Xenical should not be taken while breastfeeding.
Taken 1 capsule (120mg) up to 3 times daily. They should be taken immediately before or up to 1 hour after meals.
If you have a low-fat meal or skip the main meal there is no need to take Xenical; it only works when you have eaten a meal containing dietary fat.
Your doctor will discontinue the treatment with Xenical after 12 weeks if you have not lost at least 5 % of your body weight as measured at the start of treatment with Xenical.
Each Xenical capsule contains the active ingredient: 120mg of Orlistat.
It also contains the inactive ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose (E460), sodium starch glycolate (type A), povidone (E1201), sodium lauril sulfate, talc, gelatine, indigo carmine (E132), titanium dioxide (E171), edible printing ink (black iron oxide, ammonia solution concentrated, potassium hydroxide, shellac, propylene glycol).
Xenical side effects
If you do experience side effects from Xenical they may include:
- abdominal pains
- bloating or wind
- the urgent need to open the bowels
- oily, fatty, orange 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 really 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 0333 2200 519. In a medical emergency you should contact the emergency services or go straight to your local Accident & Emergency.
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Xenical 120mg Capsules FAQs
Xenical capsules contain a dietary fat binder, that helps to bind around one third of the fat you consume and prevent it from being absorbed.
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.
We do not advise using other slimming treatments or tablets with Xenical. You should follow a strict regime of diet and exercise whilst taking Xenical pills 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.
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.
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.
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.
t 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.
The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our doctor or pharmacist and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.
XENICAL VS DUROMINE
Duromine and Xenical are two of the most popular drugs for weight loss, though they come from different pharmacological groups. Duromine is generally cheaper than Xenical, but has more contraindications and can cause more side effects. Xenical is prescribed for weight loss in patients with BMI of 27 and above – for Duromine the BMI can be slightly lower.
XENICAL VS ALLI
Xenical and Alli are very similar. Xenical offers a higher prescribed dose (120mg) of Orlistat, while Alli (available over-the-counter) and contains around half that. The recommended dose for each is the same, one capsule three times a day with meals.
XENICAL VS LESOFAT
Lesofat and Xenical are the same thing: Lesofat is simply a branded version of Orlistat – the active ingredient in Xenical.
XENICAL VS REDUCTIL
They are both anti-obesity drugs, but they work in different ways. Xenical works directly on the digestive system, blocking the action of gastric and pancreatic lipases that break down and absorb fat molecules. Reductil, on the other hand works as an appetite suppressor. Its active ingredient is sibutramine hydrochloride – it aids weight loss by altering the brain’s neurotransmitters.
XENICAL VS PHENTERMINE
Again, a similar case to Reductil. Both Phentermine and Xenical are taken to aid weight loss, but Phentermine is another anorexiant (structurally similar to amphetamine)and works by suppressing the appetite and speeding up the metabolism. Xenical works by reducing the absorption of fats.
You should not take any of these medications in combination, unless instructed to do so by your doctor.
As with many drugs, there are mixed reviews and stories about Xenical online, particularly on weight loss forums. Some experience side effects such as loose or oily stools, but they generally clear up after the first few weeks. Some women also find that their period arrives late, or they miss a period, when they first start taking the tablets. Generally, according to several reviews, patients lost around one stone (just over 6 kilos) in the first month taking Xenical.
Xenical contains Orlistat, which is used in tandem with a calorie-controlled diet to help people lose weight. It’s particularly useful in helping those who struggle with losing weight through diet and exercise alone, or who suffer from high weight-related risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
You only have to read online reviews to see that Xenical has worked successfully for a lot of people. What’s more, following others’ weight loss stories can also be a good source of motivation on your weight loss journey.
Xenical does work in a majority of cases, but it isn’t for everyone. It typically stops the absorption of around 30-40% of fat from your diet, which is then passed through the digestive system. It is most often prescribed for people with a BMI of 28 or above.
Xenical is a prescription-only medicine, which means it can’t be bought over the counter. But it can be bought online, following an online consultation with one of our UK doctors. For those looking to buy Orlistat tablets over the counter, Alli capsules are available without a prescription, as they come at a lower dosage of 60mg.
Xenical works by binding with dietary fat to prevent all of it from being absorbed into the bloodstream. Weight loss is achieved when we absorb fewer calories than we burn up. Fat, of course, is very calorie-dense. By hindering fat absorption, Xenical reduces your overall calorie intake and therefore increases your chances of losing weight.
Xenical has some common side effects, which include:
- Stomach cramps
- Loose or oily stools (and needing to go more often)
- Throat or sinus infections
- Vitamin deficiency, particularly A, D and E
Less common side effects include:
- Muscle pain
- Rectal irritation or soreness
Xenical reviews are a good place to find out more about the side effects others have experienced with the treatment, and how they managed them.