Orlistat, sold under the brand name Xenical among others, is a medication used to treat obesity. Its primary function is preventing the absorption of fats from the human diet by acting as a lipase inhibitor, thereby reducing caloric intake
Orlistat acts by reversibly inhibiting the gastric and pancreatic lipases. These lipases have an important role in the digestion of dietary fat. They work by breaking down the triglycerides into absorbable free fatty acids and monoglycerides.
Use and Dosages
Orlistat comes as a capsule and a nonprescription capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken three times a day with each main meal that contains fat. Take orlistat during a meal or up to 1 hour after a meal. If a meal is missed or does not have fat, you may skip your dose.
Do not use this medicine without a doctor’s advice if you are breast-feeding a baby. Xenical is not approved for use by anyone younger than 12 years old. Do not give alli to anyone under 18 years old.
Continue taking Xenical for as long as your pharmacist or doctor prescribes, for up to four years. Xenical should be taken every day to be effective. Weight loss normally starts within 2 weeks and continues for 6 to 12 months on Xenical treatment.
a box contain 84 capsules 1 month supply