What is Xenical?

Xenical is a weight control medication that is available from your pharmacist.

How does Xenical work?

DIAGRAM: How does Xenical work?Imagine your stomach is a parking lot and cars are fat. Without Xenical, fat is free to take up all the spaces, and be absorbed into your system. With Xenical, a third of the spaces are blocked and the fat has to move on because it can’t park in your system. The fat that is not absorbed is passed out in your normal bowel motions therefore helping you control your weight and achieve your weight loss goals.

Does Xenical have side effects?

The most common unwanted side effects are related to the digestive system. Aim for less than 15 grams of fat with each meal and no more than 45 grams of fat a day, this includes all meals, snacks and drinks. However eat too much fat while you’re taking Xenical and you may experience oily bowel motions or an increase in flatulence. For more information on side effects see your pharmacist.

How to take Xenical

How to take Xenical

In conjunction with a low fat diet and exercise Xenical can help you lose more weight than dieting alone. Take control of your own weight loss. Ask your pharmacist about Xenical.

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.