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Generic Name: Orlistat (ORE-lih-stat)
Brand Name: Xenical
Xenical is used for:
Managing obesity in adults and adolescents 12 years of age or older. It is also used to reduce the risk of weight regain after previous weight loss.
Xenical is a gastrointestinal lipase inhibitor. It works by inhibiting the digestion of fats from the diet and should be used with a reduced-calorie diet.
Do NOT use Xenical if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Xenical :
Some medical conditions may interact with Xenical . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Xenical . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Xenical may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Xenical :
Use Xenical as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Xenical .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Xenical :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Xenical :
Store Xenical below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a tightly closed container, away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is summary only. It does not contain all information about Xenical . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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