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How Do Xenical Pills Work
See below: Xenical works in the presence of dietary fat and reduces the absorption of dietary fat by approximately 30%. The body will naturally tap into existing body fat stores for energy, which will result in a loss of body fat provided a balanced diet and regular physical activity is undertaken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is not the fats!!: Orlistat works in very limited situations. Primarily, it is useful for reducing fat absorption. Therefore, if you have a diet high in fats, it may work. However, in many situations; it is not the fat that makes you fat. As the diet industry has attempted to limit fat, to make foods more palatable, the carb content has increased. So sad, now foods are processed and high in sugars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xenical: F asks if Xenical will will work 2 1/2 hrs after eating. ANS: Not likely. It has to get to your small bowel to inhibit your fat absorption by blocking the enzymes from pancreas that enable u to digest fat. So if it gets there to late you have already sucked the fat into your blood stream. Just wait till next meal. Guess you know if u eat too much fat you may get diarrhea with Xenical? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Used orlistat for 1 month and lost 1.5 kilos, it's been 1week that i haven't used the pills anymore but i've gained 2 kilos already, what should I do?
Lifestyle : Unfortunately your story is a common one. Medications are not shown to lead to sustained weight loss although they have been recognized as kick starters. The most important factors in weight loss are diet and exercise. Not the answer you may want to hear. Focus on frequent, smaller portions, cut out excessive carbohydrates and polyunsaturated fats and sources of excessive sugar including soda. ...Read more
Half-life = 1-2hrs: https://online.epocrates.com/noframe/showpage.do?method=drugs&monographid=2062&activesectionid=7 lists half-life of orlistat (sold as xenical & alli) as 1-2hrs. Most drugs are theoretically out of your system after 5 half-lives. In this case, you're looking at 5-10hrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: You'll just be wasting a pill, because it has no meal to work on. ...Read more
How exactly does xenical work? I know it stops some fat from being absorbed but i dont understand how that can make you lose weight. Its only 30%!!!
I'm using metformin to lose weight, when in the day should I use this pill and what abt the dosage, is it ok if I use orlistat with metformin together?
Not indicated: Metformin is a drug used to manage hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus. There are some unlabelled uses of metformin, such as prevention of type 2 dm and management of polycystic ovary syndrome. Although it can help you lose weight, the amount lost is usually modest. Diabetics usually take it with a meal to decrease GI upset. I don't know of any contraindication to use with orlistat. ...Read more
Xenical: Alli is the over the counter version of xenical and contains only half of the strength of xenical, thus it is weaker. In general, these meds should only be used as adjunct (add on) to proper diet and exercise discretion. As of 7/22/2012, xenical is one of only 4 drugs fda-approved for weight loss. ...Read more
It ook Alli (orlistat) for 1 day (3 pills) and the next morning I had pain like labor pains. Is this normal?
Orlistat: Can do this especially if you eat a fatty meal after taking it. ...Read more
No: No side effects i could find.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would taking tablets each dayof Serequel, Skelaxin (metaxalone) and taking Orlistat work, feeling very down and unable to,get to my doctor . ?
I was diagnosed with poly cystic ovaries & my gall bladder was removed in 2011 & since I have gained 3st tips on losin weight as orlistat don't work?
To work on it : Your weight gain is not related to gall bladder surgery, condition with polycystic ovary syndrome , do gain weight , will have fertility problem, some of them will suffer from hypertensions and diabetes , could be controlled , most of the time , by diet , work out , medications and regular follow up by your doctors. ...Read more
Yes: There are many online drug interaction checkers available. www.epocrates.com found no interactions between orlistat & sotret. You can also use www.Drugs.Com to look for drug interactions. Of course, your physician & pharmacist have the final say so always tell them everything you're taking. ...Read more