Xenical is a medicine used to help control obesity. It mainly contains orlistat. It works by preventing the absorption of fats by the body. Through the reduction of absorption of fats, it can help increase the rate of weight loss.
It does this by blocking the enzyme which breaks down the fats in the food that you eat. This means that the fats will not be digested or absorbed in to the body and will therefore pass out the body during the normal bowel movements.
This is a Prescription Only Medicine and should only be taken upon the recommendation and prescription by a doctor. Like all the other medications, this drug has various side effects, and may not be suitable in all cases of obesity.
Actually, before the prescription of Xenical capsules you should tell the doctor your full medical history. You should also tell the doctor if you are taking other medications, or have developed allergic reactions to any other weight loss medication or other drugs in the past.
The medication should not be prescribed to those who are allergic to any of its ingredients, are breastfeeding, epileptic, or those who have liver or kidney problems, have cholestasis, or suffer from chronic malabsorption syndrome.
The drug should NOT BE PRESCRIBED TO OBESE CHILDREN. Studies seem to suggest that Xenical works best if it is used together with an approved behavior modification program, exercise and low-calorie diet.
By reducing weight, the drug can help reduce the risk of attack or development of diseases associated with obesity such as some types of cancer, high blood pressure, heart diseases, heart attack, etc.
The author of this article is an experienced pharmacist and weight loss expert working with one of the leading online pharmacists in Australia. He also writes articles, eBooks and blog posts and news on the latest information about drugs, especially those which are used in the management of body weight.