How to take Xenical
Xenical is prescribed patients with middle level of the obesity in combination with mild low-calorie diet. This drug is indicated for the prolonged therapy because it does not cause an addiction and is well tolerated.
In the individual clinical cases it is possible to use Xenical in combination with antidiabetic products in patients with pancreatic diabetes type 2 and excessive body weight or obesity.
- Xenical may be used by adults and children older than 12 years old
- The pills are taken orally with each main meals (either before meals or during meals)
- The recommended daily dose for adults is 1 capsule of Xenical 120 mg
The drug should be used not more than 3 times a day. As the clinical studies indicated the higher frequency of the use of Xenical capsules does not increase the therapeutic efficiency of the drug and does not cause a faster reduction of the weight.During the treatment it is needed to reduce the consumption of fatty meals, farinaceous products, and also starches the increase of the physical exercises will help to gain the required result.
Xenical - mechanism of action
The main active component of Xenical is Orlistat. It is a selective inhibitor of the gastrointestinal lipase which prevents the uptake of the animal and organic fats which reach the body during meals.
The mechanism of the action of Xenical consists in the destruction of the fat splitting when they reach the gastrointestinal tract. Blocking the work of certain enzymes Orlistat reduces the supply of calories and excess fats are removed from the body.
Xenical does not act to the central nervous system and does not cause the reduction of the appetite. It prevents the uptake of the fats without absorption into the systemic blood flow. It allows to take this drug within the prolonged period of time without harm for the body and without side effects.
Contraindications and side effects
Xenical is contraindicated for the use in case of:
- Acute dysfunctions of the gastrointestinal tract
- Intolerance of orlistat or other components of the drug
The side reactions may be caused by the non-observance of the low-calorie diet and presence of the fatty food in the gastrointestinal tract. The most probable side reactions may be oily discharge from rectum, discharge of gas, acceleration of defecation, liquid stool, flatulency, and discomfort in the stomach.
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