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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
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