Product description of Xenical 60 mg:
Xenical is an effective medication used to reduce weight in obese person having body fat more than 25%. It is also used to reduce the risk of weight regain after previous weight loss.
Mechanism of action of Xenical 60 mg:
The primary active constituent of Xenical is Orlistat. Orlistat works by inhibition of gastric and pancreatic lipases. These enzymes are responsible for the breakdown of triglycerides in the intestine. When the activity of lipase is blocked, triglycerides present in the diet are not hydrolyzed into absorbable free fatty acids, and instead, are excreted unchanged in the stool.
The dosing regimen of Xenical 60 mg:
The recommended dose of Xenical is 60 mg. take one tablet of Xenical orally, 3 times a day, 1 hour after having your meal with an ample amount of water.
If you missed a dose of Xenical then take it as soon as possible, if it is time for next dose already then skip the missed dose and continue with the next dose.
In the case of overdosing, seek medical help immediately.
Drug interactions of Xenical 60 mg:
- Xenical may reduce the plasma level of Cyclosporine, therefore do not take this along with Xenical.
- Xenical also reduces the absorption of certain antiarrhythmic medicines such as Amiodarone, therefore do not use these two drugs concomitantly.
- Do not take anti-HIV medications like Ritonavir with Xenical.
Contraindications of Xenical 60 mg:
- Do not take Xenical if you are allergic to Orlistat or any other medication present in the medicine.
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or a breastfeeding mother than do not take Xenical.
- If you have underactive thyroid, gall bladder problems or suffering from any renal, hepatic or cardiovascular disorder than do not take Xenical 60 mg.
- Do not take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
- If you are pregnant, contact your doctor and discuss the benefits and risks of using Xenical while you are pregnant.
- Do not breast-feed while taking Xenical.
- Limit your daily intake of fat divided evenly over 3 meals.
Store in a cool and dry place away from the reach of children and pets