Xenical Weight Loss
Xenical is a new prescription medication intended to help people lose weight and maintain their weight loss. It should be used only by people that are considerately overweight and always under a doctor’s supervision. For this medication to help you successfully lose weight and keep it off, you should engage in healthy eating habits and regular exercise. Xenical Weight Loss works by preventing about 1/3 of the fats you eat from being absorbed by your body.
This medication should be taken prior to eating a meal that contains fat. If you skip a meal, or your meal contains zero fat, there is no need to take this medicine at that time. Taking more than three doses of Xenical Weight Loss is not recommended, since studies have shown no increase in benefits.
As with any prescription medication, there is a risk of side effects when taking Xenical for weight loss. Common side effects with this medication are related to intestinal and bowel discomforts. They include an increased amount of bowel movements, an urgent need to have them, the inability to control them, and gas with discharge. These side effects are most common during the first six weeks of treatment but may last longer than six months. They can be minimized by following a low calorie diet and avoiding excessive amounts of fat.
Some medications do interact with Xenical Weight Loss. Talk with you doctor if you are taking cyclosporine. You should also talk with your doctor regarding the need for a daily multivitamin.
Most patients that took this weight loss medication began losing weight within two weeks and can continue losing weight for up to a year. Studies have found that patients using this medication lost nearly double the weight their counterparts did using diet alone. If you believe this medication is not helping you lose weight or lose enough weight, talk with your doctor. He or she may adjust your dose to optimize your weight loss.
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