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How do xenical pills work?

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 more

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Does orlistat really work?

Does orlistat really work?

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 more

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How quickly does xenical work?

How quickly does xenical work?

Immediately: The same day you take it with food. Careful with the total fat you eat when you take this medicine. ...Read more

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Will Xenical work if it's been 2 1/2 hours since eating lunch? Forgot to take it before eating

Will Xenical work if it's been 2 1/2 hours since eating lunch?  Forgot to take it before eating

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 more

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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?

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

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How quick does orlistat work?

How quick does orlistat work?

No miracle pills: Must walk 60 min every day minimum the rest of your life. ...Read more

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How long does one orlistat pill last?

How long does one orlistat pill last?

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 more

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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%!!!

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%!!!

Fat blocker: By blocking the fat absorption, your body is deprived of that fat/calorie, otherwise would have had that excess fat. Bottom line is cutting down the intake. ...Read more

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How effective are the orlistat and Alli diet pills?

How effective are the orlistat and Alli diet pills?

Moderately: Orlistat (or alli) keeps the body from absorbing a lot of fat in the food. If you are able to stay on a low fat diet, you can lose weight on it. However if you eat a fatty meal, you can have diarrhea and intestinal discomfort. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Which is a better diet pill: xenical or alli?

Which is a better diet pill: xenical or alli?

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

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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?

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

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Can we take weight loss pills like orlistat or oxyelite pro along with sotret?

Can we take weight loss pills like orlistat or oxyelite pro along with sotret?

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

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Can I tale Alli weight loss pills (orlistat) if I have crohnes, and possibly cronic constipation also ?

Can I tale Alli weight loss pills (orlistat) if I have crohnes, and possibly cronic constipation also ?

Not recommended: One of the potential side effects of orlistat is intestinal cramping bloating and fatty stools. With your history of inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's), you might already be experiencing these symptoms and the use of Alli or prescription orlistat can make them worst. ...Read more