XENICAL contains the active ingredient orlistat.
XENICAL is used to assist with losing weight, maintaining a certain weight and preventing weight regain.
XENICAL is used to treat adults with an initial Body Mass Index (BMI) which measures 30 or more.
If your BMI is 25 or more you may be overweight, and if your BMI is 30 or more you may be very overweight. BMI may vary across different populations due, in part, to different body proportions. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about your BMI.
XENICAL should be taken in conjunction with a low-fat, well-balanced, calorie-controlled diet and other appropriate measures such as exercise.
XENICAL belongs to a group of medicines called lipase inhibitors. These medicines work by preventing the absorption of dietary fat in your body rather than by suppressing your appetite.
The usual dose is one 120 mg XENICAL capsule three times a day. Each XENICAL capsule should be taken with a main meal.