XENICAL is a prescription weight-control
medication useful for the long-term treatment of significant
XENICAL is for people who are considerably overweight
(at least 30 lbs, depending on height or have a BMI of 30
or greater). XENICAL is also for people who are overweight
(at least 20 lbs, depending on height or have a BMI of 27
or greater) and also have other risk factors such as high
blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease or diabetes.
XENICAL should be taken with a reduced-calorie diet containing
no more than 30% of calories from fat.
Since XENICAL blocks about one third
of the fat in the food you eat, you may experience gas with
oily discharge, increased bowel movements, an urgent need
to have them and an inability to control them, particularly
after meals containing more fat than recommended.
XENICAL shouldnt be taken
if you are pregnant, nursing, have food absorption problems
or reduced bile flow. If you are taking cyclosporine, speak
to your doctor before taking XENICAL.
XENICAL reduces the absorption of some vitamins, therefore,
a daily multivitamin is recommended