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Xenical Side Effects
Liver failure: There has been report of very rare cases of liver failure, but otherwise the side effects from xenical is more of a nuisance rather than dangerous--oily stool/spotting, flatulence, increase defication, fecal incontinence, nausea, vomitting. Also, some reduced absorption of some fat-soluble vitamins (adek). Otherwise, quite safe drug, hence it is sold otc as alli. If trouble, consult doc. Good luc. ...Read more
Not too pleasant...: The main side effects of xenical are gastrointestinal related: cramping, burping, farting, oily stools - and they happen in up to 30% of people taking the medicine. If you significantly decrease the amount of fat you eat in your diet, you can amount of side effects you get! ...Read more
Is orlistat a good medication to have to lose weight without side effects for teenagers?What does it do?
Avoid Orlistat: There is no diet pill that is both safe and effective in proving long term and healthy weight loss. You must get out of the mindset that there is some magic trick to changing weight other than changing how one eats, what one eats and how much they move with exercise. Weight loss works when one limits their calories, makes sure most of the calories are protein and then exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im having rashes from orlistat, should i stop taking it or just side effect that will be gone afterwards??
Stop: Usually rashes are a sign that you are allergic to the medication. ...Read more
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
Foods High In Fat: Xenical is a lipase inhibitor that decreases the absorption of fatty acids through the GI system. This means that if you take xenical and eat a meal that is high in fat, the fatty acids will not be absorbed and will pass further into the GI system . . . Which can lead to bloating, flatulence (gas), and diarrhea. Foods high in fat are: butter, oil, red meats, eggs, avocados etc. ...Read more