Xenical 120mg is a brand name for generic Orlistat. Xenical 120mg is manufactured by Roche and contains 120mg of Orlistat as the active ingredient. Xenical is used in the treatment of obesity. Xenical 120mg prevents your body from absorbing the fat from the food you eat. This action will reduce the amount of calories absorbed by the body. By reducing the amount of fat that is absorbed, Xenical 120mg can help you to lose weight more easily.
When should you use Xenical 120mg?
If you have previously tried losing weight through diet and exercise and have not had the desired results you may wish to consider trying to use Xenical 120mg. Xenical medications are prescribed to help patients lose weight together with a reduced-calorie diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Xenical is clinically proven to help you lose 50% more weight than through dieting alone.
Doctors will calculate a patient’s body mass index (BMI) to know if one is overweight or obese and if the patient is at risk of health problems. BMI and other factors will help a doctor decide if weightloss medication must be prescribed. Xenical 120mg is only suitable for people with a BMI over 30 or for people with a BMI over 28 who have conditions related to weight such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Use our online BMI calculator to calculate your BMI, BMI must be 28 or above and have a medical condition that will improve from losing weight.
How does Xenical 120mg Work?
Xenical 120mg works in a unique way. The active ingredient, Xenical, attaches itself to some of the body’s natural enzymes that break down fat, so you don’t absorb it. This prevents some of the fat you eat from being absorbed.If you eat an excessive amount of fat or calories, the excess is stored as fat by the body, resulting in weight gain. When you eat fat, your body breaks it down into its simplest components so that it can be digested. The undigested fat will not be absorbed by the body and will be excreted in stools. This action will reduce the amount of calories absorbed by the body. But, Xenical 120mg does not block the absorption of calories from sugar and non-fat foods.
Xenical 120mg works in your digestive system to block about one-third of the fat in the food you eat from being digested. Enzymes in your digestive system, called lipases, help digest (or break down) fat. When taken with meals, Xenical attaches to the lipases and blocks them from breaking down some of the fat you have eaten. Xenical 120mg intereferes with the digestion and absorption of fat by blocking the enzyme in the gut which are responsible for fat digestion.The undigested fat cannot be absorbed and is eliminated in your bowel movements. By working this way, Xenical 120mg helps block about one-third of the fat in the foods you eat from being absorbed by your body.
Orlistat isn’t a stimulant or an appetite suppressant. It's formulated to work only in your digestive system and should not affect your heart rate, your brain or cause sleeplessness. The safety and efficacy of Xenical 120mg, has been established in more than 100 clinical studies with data from over 30,000 people.
The usual adult and pediatric dose of Xenical for obesity is 120mg taken 3 times a day with meals containing fat. A dose may be taken during each meal or within an hour after having a meal. A dose may be skipped if a meal is skipped or if a meal does not contain fat. A meal must contain fat because Xenical will not work without fat in the diet. The fat content of the daily diet must not exceed 30% of the total daily calorie intake. A missed dose may be taken as soon as remembered. A dose may be skipped if it’s been more than an hour since the last meal. The dose must not be doubled just to make up for the missed dose.
Targets of Xenical 120mg.
When you start taking Xenical 120mg, you will be given a weight loss target for the first 3 months. This target is 5% of your weight. If you succeed in losing 5% of your weight, you will be eligible to continue taking Xenical 120mg. If a patient continues to lose weight in a span of 6 months, Xenical therapy may be continued for 1 to 2 years or longer.
Each time Xenical 120mg is supplied you will need to supply your pharmacist with your current weight. If your weight goes up in any three months, Xenical will need to be stopped. If you lose enough weight for your BMI to fall below 28, Xenical 120mg can no longer be supplied.
Some people do not succeed in losing weight with Xenical 120mg. These people should not be disheartened. They can have a break of 6 months and try again later, or see a doctor or a weight loss clinic as alternatives. Losing weight, like many things that are hard to achieve, takes perseverance and resolve, so do not give up.