Xenical(Orlistat) is a 120mg capsule which should be taken
with each meal that does not have more than 30% of its calories from fat. Xenical(
Orlistat) should be swallowed whole, with water. It can be taken up to three
times per day, just before eating, with a meal or up to an hour afterwards. It
should not be taken with a meal that does not contain any fat and if a meal is
missed then the Xenical (Orlistat) should not be taken. A multivitamin should
be taken a couple of hours after taking Xenical(Orlistat), or at bedtime to
ensure your body retains its necessary levels of vitamins A, D, E and K.
You should see a reduction of around 5% of your body weight
within the first twelve weeks; if you have not seen any results in this time, Xenical(
Orlistat) may not be the weight loss aid for you. Xenical(Orlistat) should only
be used until you reach a BMI of 28.
Your results can be greatly enhanced by following a calorie controlled diet and
partaking in regular exercise. Xenical(Orlistat) should be taken with a
nutritionally balanced, low calorie diet that has no more than about 30% of
calories from fat. Taking Xenical with any meal high in fat (more than 30% fat)
may make the potential side effects worse.