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Will Xenical Remove The Old Fat Which Is Inside The Body
No: Xenical only blocks some of the fat you ingest, nothing more. ...Read more
I just started xenical. If i dont eat any fat does the xenical just break down the fat already stored in my body? Or does it just have no effect?
Xenical: Xenical is helpful for managing obesity and weight loss. You will do much better if you also have a lower calorie diet. Don't go overboard on the diet from the beginning but steadily reduce your food intake and, if possible (in this weather?) get in a bit more exercise. Let me know how you get on over time. ...Read more
For a 16YR OLD MALE taking 120mg Orlistat TDS what is the minimum amount of calories to b consumed given a diet of 55% carbs, 30% protein 15% fat.
Depends on weight .: activity level and maturity rating, as your body may still be growing, and to limit vital nutrients can have long term problems. I would suggest a minimum of 1500 cal/day, but supplement with multivitamin. Focus on vegetables, lean meats, fat free dairy and fruits and limit sugars &"white carbs" such as white rice, pasta, white bread. ...Read more
Yes: When it first came out. My patients did and they did not want it anymore. ...Read more
No: Orlistat won't make you gain weight or become obese; however, gaining weight while on the medication is possible. Fortunately, it is not the drug that causes this but rather poor eating habits. Orlistat should be safe with thyroid medications but should avoid taking at the same time. Many drugs and foods can interfere with the absorption of thyroid medications, especially the natural preparations ...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%!!!
Orlistat stool chang:
No every body who takes orlistat has fatty stools, that how it works by blocking the absorption of fats
orlistat blocks the absorprtion of fats and fats are in the stools undigested and there is limited absorption. ...Read more
Gained weight due to endo issue that is now being treated but Dr gave me Xenical. Whats the difference btw not eating fat VS eating some with the pill?
Anal leakage: If you eat fat, you may get diarrhea, and more embarrassingly, anal leakage of fatty stools. ...Read more
Eat very low fat in general-overweight due to endo dx-will Xenical help or no? Does it do anything for metab or is just not eating fat the same?
Yes: it could help. It is a lipase inhibitor and hence interferes with fat digestion ...Read more
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
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
Can you take a fat INHIBITOR (Xenical or Alli) AND a fat BLOCKER, like chitosan supplements, together? How about an inhibitor and a fat BURNER?
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
How safe is orlistat if taken 3 times a day? What woykd happen if i take it more than 3 times a day?
Cost: Www.good RX.com. List the price 120 mg capsule 90 of those at a cost of $616.68. In my experience, it's not been shown to be worth it. There are other Products that are better. But that's just my opinion.Please check with your physician. ...Read more
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
One of the side efffects mentioned is oxalate nephropathy
there is increases absorption of oxalate possible from taking this medication, and that can potentially cause damage to the kidney
this is not common but mentioned as a potential problem. ...Read more
Weight Loss: Orlistat works by interfering with fat absorption in your intestinal track. As a result, your body absorbs less fat from your meals. The downside is it can cause sudden watery stools. And by sudden, i mean really suddenly and unexpectedly. It can put you in embarrassing situations. I recommend against its use. ...Read more
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