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Pharmacy4UK Faq - Orlistat

Is Xenical safe?

Yes. Xenical 120 mg is safe when used as recommended. The safety of this medication was confirmed in a clinical trial that was carried out over four years and the treatment is FDA approved.

How do I know if this medication is working?

After a few days of taking this medication you should notice oil in your bowel movements. As your body adjusts to this medication, the oil in your stool may start to decrease.

How long will it take for me to lose weight?

Weight loss usually begins within two weeks. People typically lose weight the fastest during the first 6 months of treatment.

How much weight can I expect to lose?

When taking orlistat 120 mg the average amount of weight that people lose over one year is between 3 and 7 kilograms. This can be much more when combined with healthy lifestyle choices like exercise and diet.

What is the recommended diet to consume with this medication?

A low-fat diet is advised with up to 30% of calories coming from dietary fat. Do not consume more than 40 - 67 grams of fat per day to avoid experiencing side effects. Avoid adding fat or oil when cooking meals. Instead of frying your food, rather grill, bake or microwave it. Buy lean cuts of meat and make sure you eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day (this is subjective but fruit and veg is essential in your diet).

Is this medication just used for weight loss?

No. Xenical 120 mg is also used to improve cholesterol levels, decrease insulin levels associated with heart disease and to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and diabetes.

What happens if I forget to take a dose?

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember but no more than 1 hour after eating a main meal. Never take an extra dose to make up for a missed dose (never double your dose or take it excessively).

How is Xenical different from other weight loss medications?

Some medications that are used for weight loss work on the central nervous system to speed up your metabolism and suppress your appetite. When taking online Xenical UK medication, patients should understand that this weight loss aid works on your digestive system. This prevents a substantial amount of fat from being absorbed into the body. Less fat in the body also means less work to do in terms of losing fat and it also slows down or prevents weight gain due to poor diet as well.