Xenical (Orlistat) is in tablets of 120 mg.
You can order it from $1.37 per tablet.

Xenical warning and precautions

Orlistat side effects To ensure a safe and successful treatment with Xenical, a visit to your doctor won't be superfluous. Because the drug can cause certain side effects, it is very important to know if there are any warnings on its use that you should know about. Be sure to let your doctor know if you have any of these health conditions:

  • Goiter, hyper- or hypothyroidism or other problems with the thyroid gland
  • Urinary disorders and inflammations of different origin
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Allergies

Although Xenical (Orlistat) is thought to be safe for women during pregnancy, you should first talk to your doctor and evaluate any risks and benefits before starting your treatment. Breast-feeding mothers should avoid taking Xenical due to its possible effect on the baby.

What your doctor should know?

It is recommended to consult with your doctor in case you have any of the disorders or health conditions listed below:

  • Cholecyst disorders
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Stones in the gallbladder or kidneys
  • Thyroid gland dysfunction
  • Pancreas inflammation
  • Low stomach acid
  • Neurological eating disorders such as kynorexia or bulimia
  • Stomach surgeries or any kind of transplantation

Be sure to inform your doctor if you are lactating, pregnant, trying to get pregnant or take any other over-the-counter or prescription drugs, including dietary supplements, vitamins, etc.

Are there any other things you should know about Xenical?

Do not start your treatment with Xenical unless you read and understand the warnings below:

  • Some health conditions can be aggravated by the use of the drug, therefore you should consult with your doctor if you have any mild to serious disorders including thyroid gland dysfunction, diabetes, pancreatitis, etc. Your doctor may decide to lower your dose based on your condition.

  • It is not recommended to take Xenical when pregnant or lactating. Due to the lack of clinical trials, the drug can only be used after consulting with your health care provider.

  • Be sure to inform your doctor if you take other medicines, since Xenical may interact with other drugs.

  • Tell your doctor if you have pain of different origin, including abdominal pain, back pain, joint ache, etc.

  • Do not overeat or take too fatty food while on Xenical, since fatty compounds combined with the drug can lead to unwanted symptoms in the gastrointestinal tract. If you experience any such adverse reactions, you should cut off your fat intake to minimum.

  • Be sure to inform your doctor if you have a history of eating disorders. In some severe cases, the intake of Xenical may turn to be useless.

  • Eat more vegetables and fruits while taking Xenical, since the drug may cause the leak of vitamins from your body, which must be replaced from food or multivitamin complexes.

Can anyone use Xenical?

Due to certain health limitations, Xenical cannot be used by everyone, especially those, who suffer from the following disorders and diseases:

  • Gallbladder inflammations, liver disorders, kidney stones, urinary disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Allergies to any of the drug's ingredients
  • Low stomach acid

Final precautions on the use of Xenical

Xenical isn't a medication that can be used by anyone. Certain limitations are imposed on its intake, especially if you have one or several health conditions mentioned above. Because of its possible side effects, be sure to consider all pros and cons and consult with your healthcare professional before taking Xenical.