Xenical 120mg Capsules (84) is the branded name for Orlistat and is a safe and clinically effective treatment that is available on prescription to lose weight. In conjuction with a low calorie diet and exercise patients can expect to loose a significant amount of weight. It is suitable for those whose BMI is over 30. Don’t know your BMI? click on the link below to visit the NHS BMI calculator:
Xenical works by stopping approx one third of the fat from your diet from being absorbed.The undigested fat is excreted out in your stools stopping you from gaining weight by not absorbing the calories from the fat. If combined with a low calorie diet and exercise you will expect to loose weight.
Xenical 120mg capsules (84) is used for:
Treatment to lose weight by reduction of fat absorbption
How to take Xenical:
Xenical 120mg capsules should be taken with, during or up to 1 hour after main meals. If a main meal is missed or does not contain any fat then Orlistat should be missed. It is advised to take multi vitamins whilst taking this medication as some fat solubale vitamins may not be absorbed.
If are using the contraceptive pill, it is advisable to use additional protection such as condoms as any diarrhoea may impair absorption and increases the risk of pregnancy
Xenical (Orlistat) is not suitable if you are breast feeding
Our prescribers will review your consultation and if appropriate issue a prescription. Our pharmacy will then dispense and deliver to you securely and discreetly. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact our helpful prescriber and our pharmacist who will be more than happy to help.
Common Xenical (Orlistat) Side effects:
The most common side effects are Abdominal discomfort, Oily stools, Diarrhoea, Wind, Headaches
Although rare, it is important to be aware of severe side effects and contact your GP. Please read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects
Keep out of the SIGHT and REACH of children
Patient Information Leaflet:
Further information on how to lose weight can be found here: