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About Xenical 120mg Capsules

We all know that weight loss can be a difficult journey – particularly if you have a long way to go. 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, and helping you to lose weight more effectively.

The Independent Pharmacy is a regulated and approved UK pharmacy that stocks Xenical capsules and other slimming medications to buy online, designed to help you shift those stubborn pounds and see positive results. Xenical 120mg Capsules are available from The Independent Pharmacy’s Online Doctor service following a free consultation.

  • Suitable for age:18 years +
  • Maximum per order:3
  • Consultation required?Yes
    This treatment requires an online consultation for review by our medical team. The decision to supply the specific treatment and quantity requested will be based on whether our medical team are satisfied that it will be safe, appropriate, and effective.
Type of medicineWeight loss medication
Works byBlocking the enzymes in your gut that digest fat
Active ingredientOrlistat
Effective within24 hours
Pack size84
Common side effectsOily stools, bloating, abdominal pains
ManufacturerNeon Healthcare
Use with alcoholNo known side effects

Xenical 120mg Capsules information

  • Buy Xenical Weight Loss Tablets Online

    Xenical is a prescription-only medication here to assist you on your journey towards a healthier you. It's particularly tailored for those carrying a bit more weight or contending with additional health concerns like diabetes.

    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, and helping you to lose weight more effectively.

    We know that tackling weight loss is often easier said than done. At The Independent Pharmacy, we're not just about medication but about offering you genuine support and understanding on this challenging journey.

    To get started, simply complete our online consultation form. Once you hear back from one of our experts, you can begin to move the number on the scale in the right direction and improve your overall health.

    What is Xenical?

    Xenical is a prescription-only weight loss medication that helps people suffering from obesity to lose weight when dieting and exercise alone have 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.

    Xenical 120mg capsules contain the active ingredient orlistat, which prevents around a third of the fat you eat from being absorbed into your body. The medication was first developed by Roche and became available in 1998. It has since been used safely for over 25 years to provide support with weight loss for those who struggle with their weight.

    You 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, 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 do Xenical Capsules work?

    Xenical uses the active ingredient orlistat, which works to aid weight loss by blocking the enzymes in your gut that digest fat. Orlistat blocks around a third of the fat you consume from being absorbed. This fat is then passed out with your stools.

    We know the path to weight loss isn't just about taking a pill; it's a whole lifestyle change. That's why Xenical offers the best results when complemented by a balanced diet and regular physical activity—because you deserve comprehensive care. However, you do not need to take a dose of Xenical if there is no fat contained within your food.

    How to Take Xenical for Best Results

    Take 1 capsule (120mg) up to 3 times daily. Xenical should be taken immediately before or up to one 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 well-being is our top priority. If you haven't lost at least 5% of your initial body weight after 12 weeks of taking Xenical, your doctor may recommend discontinuing the treatment. It's all part of ensuring that you're on the path that's right for you.

    Additional Xenical Guidelines

    We advise our patients who take Xenical weight loss medication 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. This 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.

    How Long Does Xenical Take to Work?

    When combined with a low calorie diet and exercise plan, you should expect to lose around 5% of your body weight within the first 13 weeks of your treatment. Weight loss should be viewed as a steady process, and you should follow a balanced diet in order to achieve healthy results and increase the chances of the weight staying off. Slimming should not be rushed, and ‘crash’ diets should be avoided.

    After taking Xenical for 3 months, you should have hit your target of losing 5% of your body weight. If you do 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.

    When taking Xenical or any other treatment for weight loss, making healthy lifestyle changes is key. A calorie-controlled diet (in line with your personal energy expenditure) will help you lose weight healthily and create good habits. Alongside weight loss medications, find a type of exercise that you enjoy and improve your relationship with food to see the best results.

    Check out our safe weight loss guide for more information.

    Alternative Weight Loss Treatments

    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, known as 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 alternative treatments such as Orlistat come onto the market after a patent has expired.

    Xenical, Healthy Diet and Exercise

    We believe in a holistic approach to your health journey. While Xenical can be a helpful tool, a balanced diet and regular exercise are key elements to your overall well-being and long-term success. 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, balanced 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 recommended maximum calorie limit is 2,500 kcal a day for a man and 2,000 kcal for most women, which 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 moderate exercise and activity per week to create a healthy lifestyle. For people who are starting with a very low fitness level, the NHS Couch to 5k programme is a great way to begin.

    A number of healthy lifestyle changes will help you stay on track to your weight loss goal. Read our non-surgical weight loss guide for more tips.

    • How to take Xenical

      Take 1 capsule (120mg) up to 3 times daily. Xenical should be taken immediately before or up to one 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 weight loss 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.

    • Xenical ingredients

      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

      We understand that experiencing side effects can be concerning and frustrating. If you do notice any adverse effects while taking Xenical, such as:

      • Abdominal pains
      • Bloating or wind
      • The urgent need to open the bowels
      • Oily, fatty, orange or liquid stools
      • Constipation

      These potential 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.

    • Xenical warnings

      We recognise that carrying extra weight isn't just a number on a scale—it can impact your overall health, like increasing your risk for high blood pressure. That's why we recommend you see your GP for a full health check-up to ensure you are as healthy as possible, as alternative treatments could be more suitable.

      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.

      If you use oral contraception, the use of an additional contraceptive method is recommended to prevent possible failure in case of severe diarrhoea.

      Do not take Xenical if any of the following apply to you:

      • You are allergic to any of the ingredients of Xenical listed below.
      • You have chronic malabsorption syndrome.
      • You have problems with your liver.

      Important Interactions

      Xenical should not interact with any other medicines you may be taking. However, you should discuss Xenical with your GP before taking it if you currently 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. You should consult your doctor before taking Xenical if you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby. You should not take Xenical while breastfeeding.


    Xenical 120mg Capsules reviews

    Xenical 120mg Capsules FAQs

    • Xenical and Orlistat are essentially the same medication; they both contain the active ingredient Orlistat. The main difference is that Xenical is a branded version, while Orlistat is a generic form. Both are designed to help you lose weight by blocking about a third of the dietary fat you consume from being absorbed by your body.

      In terms of effectiveness, they should work the same way if they have the same dosage of Orlistat (120mg). The choice between the two often comes down to personal preference, brand loyalty, or cost considerations, as generic versions are often cheaper than their branded counterparts.

    • Xenical can be an effective prescription weight loss medication for some people when combined with a low-fat diet and exercise. It is designed for those with a BMI over 30, or over 28, along with additional health risks like diabetes or high blood pressure. Xenical works by blocking enzymes that digest dietary fat, preventing about a third of fat from being absorbed.

    • The amount of weight loss per month with Xenical varies by individual. However, studies show combining it with diet and exercise can lead to around 5% body weight loss in the first 13 weeks. For someone weighing 200 pounds, that would equate to about 10 pounds total or 3 pounds per month. Weight loss should be gradual.

    • Yes, your doctor may prescribe weight loss medication like Xenical if you meet certain criteria, typically a BMI over 30 or over 28 with added health risks. You may need to try losing weight through diet and exercise first. The doctor will assess your full health profile before recommending any tablets to help lose weight.

    • 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.

      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 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.

      Lesofat and Xenical are the same thing: Lesofat is simply a branded version of Orlistat – the active ingredient in Xenical.

      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.

      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.


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    • 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
      • Nausea
      • Rectal irritation or soreness
      • Dizziness

      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.

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