Generic Name - Orlistat
Category - Lipase inhibitor drug
Generic for Xenical* is indicated to help obese people lose weight and keep the weight off while eating a reduced-calorie diet. Generic Orlistat decreases the amount of fat that is absorbed from your diet.
Generic for Xenical* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Xenical* is contraindicated in patients, with a prior history of hypersensitivity to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drug or any component of this formulation.
Generic for Xenical* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
- An eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia
- Problems absorbing food (chronic malabsorption)
- Gallbladder problems or gallstones
- If you are taking any other weight-loss medications
- An unusual or allergic reaction to orlistat, other medicines, foods, dyes, supplements or preservatives.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Xenical*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
- Dietary supplements, such as beta-carotene and vitamins A, D, E, and K
- Drugs used to treat diabetes
Generic for Xenical* Dosage
The dosage of Generic for Xenical* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician's instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes some common doses of Generic for Xenical*. If your dose is different, do not follow any of the dosages described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended oral dosage of Generic for Xenical* is one 120-milligram capsule 3 times daily with each main meal containing fat.
The number of tablets or capsules prescribed per-day depends on the strength of the prescription drug Generic for Xenical*. In addition, the amount of tablets or capsules taken, the time between doses, and the duration the drug is taken is dependant on the medical problem related to the prescription and the discretion of the physician prescribing the drug. Always follow the instructions given to you by your physician.
Generic for Xenical* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Xenical* side effects include arthritis or joint pain/tenderness, back pain.
This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Xenical*.
Generic for Xenical* and Pregnancy
Do not take Xenical* if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. Generic Orlistat may decrease the amount of certain vitamins that your body can absorb from the food you eat.
Generic for Xenical* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Xenical* passes into breast milk. It is recommended to talk to your doctor before using Generic for Xenical* if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Xenical* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Xenical* in pediatric patients have not been adequately established.
Generic for Xenical* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Xenical* in geriatric patients have not been adequately established.
The above information about Generic for Xenical* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.
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