A Review of Generic Xenical

The first diet pill to be approved by the FDA, Xenical has been generating a lot of excitement in the diet world. Xenical is the brand name of the prescription strength, while the over-the-counter strength is known by the name Alli. Both are known by the generic name Orlistat. Here is a look at this new diet pill and how it may be able to work for you.

Warnings before taking generic Xenical

Before taking generic Xenical, it is important to know that not every patient is a candidate for the medication. You should not take generic Xenical if you have gallbladder problems, and inability to absorb nutrients from your food properly, an under active thyroid, kidney stones, diabetes, or pancreatitis. You should also avoid taking generic Xenical with other diet medications unless under the supervision of a doctor. Generic Xenical is not designed to be used by children under the age of 18.

Taking generic Xenical

Generic Xenical is designed to be taken as part of a complete diet program. This includes a healthy diet, the use of a multivitamin, and a regular exercise program.
You will need to take your generic Xenical within an hour of eating a low fat meal, usually three times a day. However, if you skip meals or eat a meal that does not include fat, you will not need to take a dose of generic Xenical.
While taking generic Xenical, you will need to monitor your fat intake and limit it to no more than 30% of your total caloric intake per day. Eating high-fat meals while taking generic Xenical will increase your risk of side effects. Because of the way that generic Xenical works, you will want to make sure that you take a multivitamin to prevent a deficiency. Vitamin supplements should be taken at least 2 hours before or after you take generic Xenical.

How generic Xenical works

Generic Xenical works in your intestines to help prevent some of the fat that you eat from being digested. Instead, the fat that you eat passes harmlessly out of your body. By using generic Xenical in conjunction with a lower-calorie diet and exercise patients suffering from obesity can lose up to 50% more weight than they could on their own.

Possible side effects of generic Xenical

Because generic Xenical is designed to keep your body from absorbing fat, the most common side effects occur in the intestines. This includes side effects like oily spotting, oily and fatty stools, gas with discharge, and increased number of bowel movements, and stomach pain and nausea. Most of these side effects that can be avoided by limiting the amount of fat you eat with each meal why you are taking generic Xenical.

A diet plan, not a magic pill

The big difference between generic Xenical and other diet medications is that it is designed to be part of a diet plan to help you lose weight, not a magic pill to help you drop pounds. You will see the greatest weight loss results, and avoid the most uncomfortable side effects, by following a careful diet and exercise program while taking generic Xenical.