What does Xenical do to the body?
XENICAL belongs to a group of medicines called lipase inhibitors. These medicines work by preventing the absorption of dietary fat in your body rather than by suppressing your appetite. Dietary fats are large molecules that need to be broken down before they can be absorbed into the body.
Can I buy Xenical over the counter?
You can buy Xenical over the counter. However, you do require an assessment from a registered health professional to ensure the medicine is suitable for you. The medicine can only be supplied to those with a body mass index of over 30 over the counter.
When is the best time to take Xenical?
The usual dose of Xenical 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.