Active substances: Orlistat
More Information What is Xenical and what is it used for?
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In Austria, orlistat is available under the brand name Slimox. In Malaysia, orlistat is available under the brand name Cuvarlix and is marketed by Pharmaniaga. Society and culture Cost At times, such as in spring, orlistat has come into short supply, with consequent price increases because of nonavailability of one of the drug's components.
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. If you skip a meal or you eat a meal that does not contain any fat, skip your dose for that meal.
For example, if you eat 1200 calories per day, no more than 360 of those calories should be in the form of fat. Read the label of all food items you consume, paying special attention to the number of servings per container.
Xenical is a weight loss medication used to assist weight loss in obese patients with a BMI above 30, or for those with associated risk factors such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or high cholesterol and a BMI above 28. Do not use Xenical if you are pregnant.
Weight loss is not recommended during pregnancy.