Xenical is indicated for an initial BMI of 30 or more.
What is a Body Mass Index? BMI is a tool commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is calculated as your weight in kilograms divided by your height in metres squared.
Use our pop-up BMI calculator to see where you stand!
As your BMI increases, there is an increased risk of developing obesity and diseases associated with obesity. However, just as important as total body weight, if not more important, is the distribution of body fat. Fat carried around the tummy further increases the health risks associated with obesity.
A simple way to check if you are carrying too much fat around the tummy is to measure your waist circumference using a tape measure. Aim for a waist circumference of less than 102cm for men and less than 88cm for women.
If you have a high BMI and high waist circumference measurement, then you are more likely to develop obesity-related illnesses.
Xenical accompanied by healthy lifestyle habits such as healthy diet and regular physical activity will help you reduce your weight and the risks associated with excess body fat.
Xenical® (orlistat 120mg capsules) is a Pharmacist Only Medicine for weight loss/control in adults with an initial BMI ≥ 30. Common side effects: abdominal pain/discomfort, wind, fatty/oily stools, rectal pain/discomfort, urgent need to go to the toilet and low blood glucose. Do not use if you have problems absorbing nutrients or with your bile flow. Tell your pharmacist if you have chronic kidney disease or a history of kidney stones, or diabetes, or are taking any other medicines. Ask your pharmacist if Xenical is right for you. Always read the label and use strictly as directed. If you have side effects please see your pharmacist. For further information visit www.xenical.co.nz. All trademarks mentioned herein are protected by law. CPI based on CMI dated 7/12/2012
Xenical is an unfunded medicine; you will need to pay for this medicine.