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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
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%!!!
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
No: No side effects i could find.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can sibutramine (appetite suppressant) and xenical (weight loss pill) safely be taken at the same time?
What combination of fat burners can I take for weightloss other than pills such as phentermine, xenical, & adipex?
See below: Our patients here at the weigh station re-recommend calcium pyruvate. However, if you don't learn how to eat correctly no medication will work for you. Please discuss your weight loss issues with your physician. Although Phentermine is a wonderful drug. It is not a panacea. You can look at our webpage. www.weighstation.net.. Or contact our dietitian for some help. ...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
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
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