Active substances: Orlistat
If you have been advised to take a multivitamin preparation, you should take it at bedtime or two hours after taking Xenical The active substance is orlistat.
Each capsule contains 120 mg of orlistat.
The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose E 460, sodium starch glycolate type A, povidone E 1201, sodium laurilsulfate and talc. All generic medications available in the UK have to demonstrate equivalency and that they have the same effect in the body as the original brand before they can be sold.
Generic medicines are equally effective as the original.
Read more here. How should I take Xenical? The recommended dose of Xenical is one 120 mg capsule taken three times a day, during or up to 1 hour after each main meal.
You should trial Xenical for a 3 month period. Stop taking orlistat and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.
Taking orlistat can make it harder for your body to absorb certain vitamins.
These vitamins are important if you are nursing a baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Xenical is not approved for use by anyone younger than 12 years old. Do not give alli to anyone under 18 years old.
How should I take Xenical? Use Xenical exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.
Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of eating disorders. Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
The majority of the common side effects experienced with Xenical are related to the way it works in your digestive system. These side effects are usually mild, occur at the beginning of treatment, and particularly after high fat meals.
Normally these symptoms will subside as you continue treatment and follow your recommended diet.
Taking Xenical makes it more difficult for your body to absorb certain vitamins so it is important to take multivitamin supplements of vitamins A, E, and K once a day at least 2 hours before or after taking Xenical, such as at bedtime.