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Xenical Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Xenical blocks absorption of dietary fat into the bloodstream, thereby reducing the number of calories you get from a meal. It is used for obese individuals and for overweight people who have other health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol levels.

Xenical Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is one 120-milligram capsule 3 times daily with each main meal containing fat.

Uses of Xenical

  • It is used for obese individuals and for overweight people.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Xenical

Before taken Xenical medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Xenical. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal discomfort or pain
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Fatigue
  • Gas with fecal discharge
  • Headache
  • Increased defecation
  • Menstrual problems
  • Oily discharge

Warnings and precautions before taking Xenical:

  • Side effects such as diarrhea and abdominal pain may be worse if you continue eating a high fat diet or even take a high-fat meal.
  • Xenical increases the likelihood of kidney stones. So you should be use it with caution if you have a history of this problem.
  • If you have diabetes, weight-loss is likely to reduce your blood sugar levels. If you're taking an oral diabetes medication or insulin, your dose may have to be reduced.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Xenical with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Xenical with the following:

  • Cyclosporine (Neoral and Sandimmune)
  • Warfarin (Coumadin)
Overdose

After taken Xenical if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. The results of a massive overdose of Xenical are unknown.


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