Xenical - Branded Orlistat
Xenical 120mg Capsules are a proven weight loss treatment licensed for supply in the UK. Xenical was the original brand of capsule containing the active ingredient Orlistat. The parent company Roche was the sole license holder until very recently and thus now Orlistat is also available as a generic. There are 2 strengths of Orlistat available on the market. 60mg is available over the counter, Xenical has a strength of 120mg and is prescription only. It is available for supply through the consultation service here at SimplyMeds Online.
How Does Orlistat Work?
Xenical 120mg Capules work by preventing approximately 30% of the fat from the food you eat from being digested and being absorbed into the body. Orlistat attaches to enzymes found in your intestines (lipases) and stops them from breaking down some of the fat you eat. The undigested fat then passes out of the body when you go to the toilet. This effect, along with a balanced diet and regular exercise can help you to reach your weight loss goals quicker. The treatment is safe and doesnt exhibit the same effects as other, illicit weight loss treatments may.
Who is Xenical Suitable For?
The treatment can be used by patients who have a BMI greater than 30 or over 28 if you also suffer from other weight related conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes (to calculate CLICK HERE). Should your BMI drop below this point, you should consider another more suitable method for weight loss.
Xenical is usually recommended if you have made a significant effort to lose weight through diet, exercise or changing your lifestyle.
Orlistat is not recommended for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women.