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What is orlistat?

What is orlistat?

Orlistat: Also named xenical, is a drug developed to prevent absorption of fats & treat obesity. ...Read more

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Is xenical effective?

Yes: Depends upon the patient, but xenical has been effective [or it's otc counterpart- alli] for a number of patients. ...Read more

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How expensive is Xenical?

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

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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 destroy kidney?

Does orlistat destroy kidney?

See below: 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

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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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Xenical -- how successful is it?

Xenical -- how successful is it?

Minimally: A study comparing this to diet only revealed weight loss of 13.4 pounds in one year with xenical, compared to 5.8 pounds with diet alone. The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy diet combined with 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise daily. ...Read more

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Can orlistat be an abortifacient?

Can orlistat be an abortifacient?

Is a Category X drug: Orlistat has been assigned to pregnancy category X by the FDA. High-dose animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of embryotoxicity or teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is xenical-orlistat used for?

What is xenical-orlistat used for?

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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How can orlistat cause hepatotoxicity?

How can orlistat cause hepatotoxicity?

Coincidence likely: There are reported liver toxiicty and in the test tube its toxic to liver cells. if true; Sure is rare. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlistat#Side_effects http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%28%231%20AND%20%232%29 ON THE OTHER HAND. Fat in liver occurs with a significant amt of fat in 1/5 fat people. Gallstones, alcohol intake and other liver injurious things also associate with obesity. ...Read more

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How many pounds should one lose on xenical?

How many pounds should one lose on xenical?

5 plus/minus 15: Xenical helps prevent fat absorption from your diet. Ideally, you shouldn't be eating a lot of fat. If you take this med and eat fat, you will have greasy, fatty stools. Successful weight loss with this drug still requires healthy eating. Focus on veggies, protein, and fruits. Don't rely too much on this pill. Think healthy. ...Read more

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What affect does orlistat have on a diabetic?

What affect does orlistat have on a diabetic?

None: It only inhibits the absorption of fat by inhibiting lipase which breaks down fat for absorption. ...Read more

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Does orlistat really help your concentration?

No: Orlistat does not affect your concentration in any way. It prevents you from absorbing some of the fat from your meal. ...Read more

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How quickly can orlistat make you lose weight?

How quickly can orlistat make you lose weight?

Modest weight loss: Prescription strength people lost 6 pounds over a year and over the counter version people lost 3 pounds over a year per review articles. ...Read more

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Does xenical remove fats that you already have?

No: Xenical blocks digestion of about 1/3rd of ingested fat. ...Read more

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Which foods should you avoid when taking xenical?

Which foods should you avoid when taking xenical?

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