Xenical orlistat is a highly effective obesity treatment medication that can help you lose 5-10% of your body weight in 6-12 months time. According to experts, for an overweight person weight loss of even as little as 5% is quite significant. This weight loss can prevent you from becoming a victim of several obesity related conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes; this will help you lead a healthier and a more active life.
Unlike several other obesity treatment drugs, which work on your brain to suppress your appetite, Xenical works on your digestive system to prevent the absorption of fat in your diet. Orlistat - the active ingredient in Xenical - attaches itself to the enzymes called lipases that are responsible for the breakdown of fat into simpler molecules so that they can be easily absorbed by your body. By working in this way, Xenical prevents the absorption of up to 30% of the fat in your diet. Your calorie intake therefore gets reduced and you lose weight faster.
Xenical has been tested for safety and efficacy in various clinical trials. It has been approved by the US FDA as a prescription only obesity treatment medication. This means, you can take Xenical only after consulting a doctor, either face-to-face or online, through Xenical online clinics.
Xenical side effects
Like most other prescription drugs, Xenical orlistat also comes with certain side effects. However, most of the Xenical side effects are minor and may not affect everyone who uses the medicine. Besides, the side effects may disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine.
Xenical minor side effects
Most of the minor side effects of Xenical are gastro-intestinal in nature and are caused because the fat is passed through bowel movements. Though these side effects are not very serious they can be embarrassing. However, you can control the occurrence of these side effects by taking the medication as advised by your doctor and by using it strictly along with a reduced calorie diet. Besides, the intensity of these side effects will be reduced in 3 months time as your body adjusts to the drug. Some of the commonly reported minor side effects of Xenical include gas with oily discharge, an increased number of bowel movements, an urgent need to have them and an inability to control them, particularly after meals containing higher amounts of fat than recommended. Patients also report headache and abdominal pain or discomfort, tooth or gum disorders, urinary tract infections and irregular menstrual cycle. Patients with type 2 diabetes may report low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia)
Xenical major side effects
Xenical orlistat may also cause some major side effects. However, the occurrence of these major side effects of Xenical has been reported in very rare instances. Some of the major side effects of Xenical include rectal bleeding, inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) and diverticulitis (digestive disease found in the large intestine). In some patients, Xenical may also lead to the development of gallstones, raised liver enzymes, inflammation of the liver (hepatitis). Use of Xenical may cause kidney stones in people with chronic kidney disease and skin blistering.
If you experience any of the above mentioned Xenical side effects, or if any of the Xenical side effects becomes bothersome, do report to your doctor immediately. To avoid getting Xenical side effects always follow the advice of your doctor and use Xenical in conjunction with a reduced calorie diet and exercise. While discussing Xenical treatment inform your doctor about your medical conditions and any medicines that you may be taking. This will help the doctor judge your suitability for Xenical. These days, you can also consult a doctor online through Xenical online clinics.
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By Hayden Eck M.S
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