Xenical (Orlistat) is a prescription-only fat blocker intended for use by the clinically obese, and it is rare indeed for a doctor to prescribe the drug to anyone who has a body mass index (BMI) of less than 30.
The only exception is when a patient’s weight is of particular issue due to other health problems, in which case a slightly lower BMI (27) may be acceptable. However, for the sake of clarity, it must be pointed out that a patient with a BMI of 27 would still be 20% over the ideal weight for a person of their height.
Used correctly though, and under a doctor’s supervision, Xenical has the power to change lives for the better and, bearing in mind the potential dangers posed by severe obesity, a Xenical prescription could, potentially, prevent a life from being cut short.
The Fat Blocking Process Explained
Conventional weight loss supplements—as sold over the counter and on the internet—usually claim to assist weight loss using one or more of several methods:
- Controlling eating patterns: Suppressing the desire for food, or by making the stomach feel full and bloated
- Affecting the metabolism: Changing how the body handles ingested calories
- Fat burning: Stimulating the burning of stored body fat
Xenical works on one thing only—ingested fat. The drug ensures only a small percentage of ingested fat is absorbed, the rest of it is blocked, has nowhere to go, and is passed out of the body as fecal matter.
How to Take Xenical
The prescribing doctor will provide detailed usage instructions, but the recommended dose is usually 120 mg. The capsule(s) should be used in conjunction with a healthy and nutritious low-fat diet (less than 30% fat).
Dieters are usually allowed three meals a day and the Xenical capsule(s) are taken with a glass of water, at the time of eating (for optimum fat blocking). If a meal is missed, or it contains no fat, the drug can also be skipped because, if no fat has been ingested, there will be nothing for Xenical to work upon and the capsule will offer no benefit whatsoever.
Side Effects and Negative Issues
The majority of Xenical users will probably notice a change is their feces (looser, greasier than normal), but soiled undergarments are not unheard off and this is especially likely when Xenical users try to continue eating a high fat diet, because higher amounts of ingested fat will result in higher amounts of blocked fat with only one place to go.
A few users may experience painful skin rashes, and other side effects are also possible, but most of the negative issues related to the use of Xenical are specific to certain user groups (the drug is not suitable for everyone). Xenical is known to interact with some medications, and can also be passed into the breast milk, so it is not a suitable option for nursing mothers.
Xenical may also be problematic for:
- People with diabetes
- Kidney problems
- Liver problems
- Thyroid issues
- Bulimia, anorexia, or other eating disorders
The prescribing doctor will probably be aware of any relevant health issues, but it is important that patients inform their doctor if there have been any changes to the health, or if any other medications are in use (from another doctor, hospital, dentist, or over the counter).
Xenical’s fat blocking process can be a very effective aid to weight loss, but the drug is not suitable for all users and a high BMI does not automatically make someone an ideal candidate for its use. Other factors need to be taken into consideration. Existing health issues, medications, and many other things can be of issue, and only a qualified medical practitioner has the knowledge and experience necessary to make a decision on the drug’s suitability for each individual case.
It is, therefore, easy to see why Xenical is a prescription-only drug. This is unlikely to change, but it is also a powerful drug and, when used in the prescribed manner, under a doctor’s supervision, Xenical is arguably one of the most effective weight management products available.
How To Obtain Xenical
Can only be obtain via prescription. Not available to buy over the counter in the likes of Pharmasave, Terry White etc…
PhenQ is viewed as the natural alternative to Xenical. PhenQ not only blocks fat but also acts as a fat burner and an appetite suppressant and achieves a similar mechanic of action to its chemical counterpart.
PhenQ is arguably a better option as its derived from natural ingredients and does not carry the same risk of side effects.