What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Who Should Take Xenical?
Xenical is prescribed to overweight or obese people as part of a weight loss regime which also should include a healthy, reduced-calorie diet and regular exercise. It is important to note that taking Xenical alone will not produce optimum results in terms of weight loss. People should introduce a number of lifestyle changes in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
How Xenical Works
Xenical is a lipase inhibitor, meaning that it blocks some of the fat in a person’s food from entering the body. Instead, the blocked fat is removed from the body with other waste by-products of digestion.
Xenical is available in the form of oral tablets. Patients are usually prescribed one 120 mg tablet, three times a day. The medicine is recommended to be taken with meals or up to an hour after eating. For optimum results, not more than 30% of calories in any meal should come from fat. If a patient eats a low-fat meal such as salad or vegetables (with little oil or dressing), there is no need to take Xenical with that meal.
The above information also applies to generic alternatives to Xenical available for purchase through our international online pharmacy. More information is available below.
Taking Xenical will lower the body’s ability to absorb certain fat-soluble vitamins in the body. Vitamin supplements may be necessary for the duration of taking this medicine.
Some patients may develop liver, kidney or gallbladder problems, and may need to monitor for signs such as yellowing of the skin and the white part of the eyes, pain in the upper right portion of the stomach, swelling in the legs and feet, reduced or increased passing of urine, nausea, and vomiting.
The most common side effects associated with taking Xenical include oily stools, increased gas, and frequent bowel movements.
The information above is a quick summary of facts about Xenical, provided by third parties. Patients should always refer to a physician for medical advice on how to administer this drug and any other specific questions they may have.
Alternatives to Xenical
Xenical contains the active ingredient orlistat. It is possible to buy generic Xenical through our international online pharmacy. Just like the brand-name drug, Xenical has a number of side effects and has to be thoroughly discussed with a physician. This drug is prescription-only and should be taken as directed by a doctor or pharmacist.
Xenical may interact with a number of other drugs a patient is already taking, producing undesired effects. Among these medicines are:
- Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune, Restasis, Sangcya)
- Amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone)
- Beta-carotene or vitamin E supplements
- Levothyroxine (Levo-T, Levolet, Levothyroid, Levothyroxine Sodium, Levoxyl, Novothyrox, Synthroid, Tirosint, Unithroid)
- Warfarin (Athrombin, Athrombin-K, Coumadin, Jantoven, Panwarfin, Warfarin Sodium)
Pregnant women – as well as people with eating disorders – should not be prescribed Xenical or its alternatives.
As with the brand-name drug, Xenical is likely to produce healthy weight loss results when paired with long-term healthy lifestyle changes.
These include a balanced diet, rich in fiber, fresh fruit and vegetables, and an active lifestyle. Getting adequate amounts of sleep and finding a way to manage stress also helps maintain optimum weight.
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