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There are many diet pills on the market claiming that their "secret," "proven," "patent-pending" formula is the weight loss answer you've been looking for. But few come with an FDA approval nor a prescription-strength formula like Xenical (also known as Orlistat).

Xenical is prescribed to obese individuals only by their physician and after determining their body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher (27 if you have other risks like blood pressure or diabetes). Xenical is responsible for helping many overweight individuals finally find success and maintain. Xenical is usually not considered a first choice. Your physician will want to know if you've already tried diets, exercise and other weight loss means, but yet to find success.

So how exactly does Xenical work so succesfully? Xenical works directly in your digestive system and is responsible for keeping 1/3 of the fat you ingest from being absorbed. This is why Xenical calls for a serious reduction in the amount of fat you consume.

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  • Specially formulated for those that are obese
  • Keeps some of the fat you consume from being absorbed by your body
  • Prescription strength formula
  • Low-fat diet is a must
  • Side effects include oily spotting from the rectum, urinary tract infection, tooth or gum disorders and gall stones among others
  • Must have a prescription
  • Only obese individuals can take this pill

Orlistat is the main ingredient in Xencial. A complete list of ingredients for Xenical is not available. Because this is a prescription only product, your doctor would be able to share the ingredients with you before prescribing.


Your doctor would be able to explain dosage and how many tablets to take daily. This information is not available without having a prescription.


While taking Xenical, you'll follow a low-fat diet (no more than 30% of your calories) that is identical to the diet outlined by the American Heart Association.

Xenical is a 120 mg capsule and is only available by prescription. It is to be taken with meals that contain fat, no more than three times daily. Xenical also encourages taking a multi-vitamin each day.


Xenical is not for everyone. Since it's made for prescription, it's given to those who are most in need.

Common Misspellings

Xencal, Zenical, Orlstat, Orlistat, Xenecal

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Bajan for Life

I had on it for three years now.
I was 5"3' and 140 pounds .
Now I'm still 5"3' ( lol ) but I weigh 110.
I could not be happier with this pill. It does discourage you from eating fats due to truly alarming side effects and it helps you to make great nutritional choices . I eat pizza , yes , but once a month , I hardly have fries or burgers full of mayo, I never eat fatty foods in public and I still have milk in my tea with no adverse effects.
When I first started I had the entire nine yards of alarming events, if you catch my drift . This petered off at the 6 month mark . Then as the weight started to come off I trained myself in what not to consume.
Now I eat what I like but in moderation , I exercise a tiny bit ( 60-100 lunges every other day ) and I eat ice cream and when I like , but only if I am home until the next day.
I have had no other side effects and I am trilled with my results :)

posted Nov 7th, 2015 5:09 pm



From where can I buy it? Hi, from where can I get the xenical please, I'm looking for it long time, please can some one help me, I gained a lot of weight a, and I feel so bad. Thanks

posted Aug 22nd, 2013 2:17 pm



Where can I buy Xenical? Can't find it anywhere!

posted Aug 22nd, 2013 2:07 pm



Why I am using Xenical and not losing weight? I have taken 24 pills already and no changes have been seen. I am taking two pills directly after the one meal a day I eat. I weigh 65 kgs and my height 160.

posted Jul 31st, 2013 10:08 am



After 5 kg less in almost 3 weeks, I can say that I love xenical. I am using a sample diet I found in their site

posted Mar 10th, 2013 6:16 pm



After being on XENICAL for 5 weeks i have lost 2 stone, to a diet as i have weight watchers sheets, if you eat fat it will upset you, i have only had one bad trip to the loo my own fault eating too much fatty pork !!
Lately suffering with bad indidgeston never had this but assuming it may be onions still overall its helping and working happy with the tablets .

posted Dec 16th, 2012 6:13 pm



I have been on this for almost 4 weeks ,I have lost a stone,I only have side affects when I eat something that contains more that 10 grams of fat,or cheese ,I have been on 20 minute walks a day some days more,there are no side affects if you maintain a healthy diet ,I am really happy with this it has taught me about portion control and I understand my body now and find I am not hungry when before taking orlistat I would just eat without thinking when I wasn't really hungry,you have to be serious about loosing weight if your to commit to this,I aim to keep at a healthy eating lifestyle when I finish taking this,I have a while to go but I'm hopeful ill get there ,good luck to everyone,and be honest with yourself,that's the key to success with orlistat

posted Nov 30th, 2012 10:14 pm



This has been amazing. The bowel movements have sucked but in a month and a half I've lost over 10lbs I do expertise but it really makes u realize what u r eating. If u eat something high in fat, your bowels r not bowel, but just the fat. Thirty side effects are just a reminder what u are putting in your body. It's been awesome. I'm at 179 and am only 9lbs away from finally being able to get a breast reduction. Keep with it, it works!

posted May 18th, 2012 4:15 pm


i takeoristat for 4 days.is it normal having an Uti while i take this drug? do i need to stop this drugs because i Got the side effect? pls help me.

posted Apr 25th, 2012 2:38 pm



i was wondering if there is a way to get this with a discount ....its way to high ..im sure it works as a family member used it before and lost weight and would like to try again however her insurrance dont cover this.....and being on fixed income she cant afford that price ..and its not far people cant lose weight because they cant afford it and pay for insurrance who wont cover to help them ....

posted Jan 31st, 2012 3:58 pm


I have been on them for four days,been sticking to the low fat diet so its going well.I have bad piles and the loser stolls and regular bathroom visits help me.And as for not wanting to see fat residue in the toilet id rather see it there than on my body wobbling around every day.

posted Jan 20th, 2012 11:46 pm


I would like to know when can a person start seeig results. Its has been one week that I strted them. so far i have been having bowel movementss normal but everyday. Does this have anything to do with exenical/

posted Jan 3rd, 2012 2:29 am



I have been taking it for 3 weeks, and lost half a stone in just the first 6 days. Weight loss has slowed down now but need to start sticking to a healthy diet also. Xx good luck all I'm 23 and weigh 12 stone, I had xenicol from doc to lose weight to try and bring my high blood pressure down that I have suffered from since the birth of my child xxx

posted Dec 4th, 2011 9:44 pm



its been a week,i had oily discharged third and fourth day...no weight loss yet....

posted Nov 12th, 2011 3:46 pm


hi there im enquiring about xenical, i really want to try it, question i weigh 87kgs and want to drop to 70kgs in how long should i have it for and how many pills do i need to take daily. plz help me out cheers.....

posted Nov 10th, 2011 1:36 am




posted Jan 19th, 2011 12:27 pm


i took the xenical over nearly 6 months ,i lost 24 kg but i did keep an eye what I ate.i didnt eat fat food and i didnt do any eercise.i did try myself from time to time for chineese and indian but paid next day in toilet . i put more less 4 kg over christmas i m going to take them again only to lose 4 kg .om really happy what the xencal did to me !

posted Jan 6th, 2011 8:32 am



I lost 51kg in 2 weeks time. Xenical is marvellous slimming pills and i luv it. I still need to put off weight as much as possible due to i am obesity.

posted Nov 10th, 2010 6:16 am


I took Xenical when I was 17/18 years of age, my mother was want it and had stop taking them. At first I didnt like the side effects, it felt as thought I had gas, but I didnt. I ate way to much fatty foods. I was really close to a size 22, but by the time I was 19 I was at a 16 almost 14. I love what it did for me! Now, I'm 27 I'm going through the same thing, and looking to start taking them again. It also helps me not want to eat as much. I only take one pill a day, but it suggest you take them 3 times a day. In the past it took some time to get into my system, but since I started it again it's taking affect right away! But, I know everyone is different, try it for yourself, and talk to your Doctor first.

posted Oct 31st, 2010 12:37 am


I have been taking xenical for 6 months and have lost on average 3lbs per month. My doc said you really need to stick to a vegetarian type diet with at least 45g protein and 45g fat per day. Take 1 with each meal containing 15g of fat or more 3 times a day and try and do about 30mins exercise a day like walking. It really works! Im on 1000 calories a day. I usually eat meals that are low in fat but try to have my main protein from my evening meal (eg, skinless chicken breast). If you are careful with the amount of fat you eat you eat per day you wont get the nasty side effects. Good luck and stick with it guys

posted May 2nd, 2010 3:22 am


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