Orlistat 120mg Tablets
Achieving a healthy weight can be a struggle for many people in the UK despite exercising and having a well-balanced calorie-controlled diet. Orlistat (Xenical)120mg is a healthy weight loss pill that works by blocking one-third of the fat eaten from being digested. This is a prescription-only weight loss aid for overweight adults with a BMI over 30 or those with a BMI over 28 accompanied by associated risk factors (diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or high cholesterol). Orlistat tablets, taken one with each of the three main meals per day could help you to lose up to 50% more bodyweight than with dieting alone.
Orlistat 120 is currently the only approved weight loss medication in the UK and combined with a healthy lower-calorie, reduced-fat diet and exercise it can help you lose more weight than by dieting alone.
Unlike an appetite suppressant, Orlistat is a medicine used to treat obesity. It works in your digestive system to block about one-third of the fat in the food you eat from being digested.
Orlistat attaches to the enzymes in your digestive system (lipases) and blocks them from breaking down some of the fat you have eaten during your meal. The undigested fat cannot be absorbed and is eliminated by your body.
Orlistat is indicated in the treatment of obesity in conjunction with a low calorie intake diet.
How should I take Orlistat?
The usual dose of Orlistat is one 120 mg capsule taken with each of the three main meals per day. It can be taken immediately before, during a meal or up to one hour after a meal. The capsule should be swallowed with water.
Orlistat should be taken with a well-balanced, calorie controlled diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables and contains an average of 30 % of the calories from fat. Your daily intake of fat, carbohydrate and protein should be distributed over three meals. This means you will usually take one capsule at breakfast time, one capsule at lunch time and one capsule at dinner time. To gain optimal benefit, avoid the intake of food containing fat between meals, such as biscuits, chocolate and savoury snacks.
Orlistat only works in the presence of dietary fat. Therefore, if you miss a main meal or if you have a meal containing no fat, Orlistat does not need to be taken.
It is not recommended you take the medicine for more than 6 months and if you don’t see any results after 3 months, discontinue the treatment.
Taking Orlistat makes it more difficult for your body to absorb certain vitamins so it is important to take multivitamin supplements of vitamins A, D, E, and K once a day at least 2 hours before or after taking Orlistat, such as at bedtime. A multivitamin that incorporates all of these vitamins is Centrum Advance.
Orlistat is the generic equivlant of Branded Xenical which means it has the exact same active ingredient and therefore is equally as effective and equally as safe. In the UK there are strict quality controls before a product licence is granted for brand (trade) named or generic versions of medicines. This Ensures that a generic or brand name version of the same medicine will be of the same quality, and have the same action.