Active Ingredients: Orlistat
When lipase activity is blocked, triglycerides from the diet are not hydrolyzed into absorbable free fatty acids, and instead are excreted unchanged.
Only trace amounts of orlistat are absorbed systemically; the primary effect is local lipase inhibition within the GI tract after an oral dose.
The primary route of elimination is through the feces. Orlistat was also recently found to inhibit the thioesterase domain of fatty acid synthase FAS, an enzyme involved in the proliferation of cancer cells but not normal cells.
However, potential side effects of Orlistat, such as inhibition of other cellular off-targets or poor bioavailability, might hamper its application as an effective antitumor agent.Each capsule contains 120 mg of aid which prevents around a third.
By reducing the fat that is absorbed from your diet Xenical can help you lose weight more easily. What is the difference between Xenical and Orlistat?
Xenical contains the active ingredient Orlistat. Orlistat is also the name of the less expensive brand of Xenical. Both medications are medically equivalent.
They both contain the same active ingredient and the same amount of it. However, Orlistat is available at a lower price.
All generic medications available in the UK have to demonstrate equivalency and that they have the same effect in the body as the original brand before they can be sold.
Keep the bottle tightly closed. Throw away any unused Xenical after the expiration date on the medicine label has passed. Keep track of your medicine. Xenical dosing information Usual Adult Dose for Obesity: 120 mg orally three times a day with each main meal containing fat.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Obesity: 12 years or older: 120 mg orally three times a day with each main meal containing fat. See also: Xenical dosage information in more detail What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but no more than 1 hour after eating a meal. If it has been more than an hour since your last meal, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time.
Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose. What happens if I overdose? What should I avoid while taking Xenical? Avoid eating high-fat meals or you could have unpleasant side effects on your stomach or intestines.
Orlistat works by featuring some of the fat you consume from being marked. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type of bacterium to use.
If you miss your meal or have a baby low in fat, orlistat.