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Xenical 120mg Capsules 84

Xenical 120mg Capsules 84

This product is a Pharmacist-Only medicine or a medicine for which it is our policy to have a pharmacist approve the sale. To ensure this medication is best suited to your condition please answer the following questions. One of our Pharmacists will review your answers and may contact you to get further details to ensure this product is best suited for you.

Xenical 120mg Capsules 84

PO - Pharmacist Medicine

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1. Who is this medicine for and what age are they?  *
2. Please state your height in cm and weight in kg  *
3. Has a Health Professional recommended that you use this product on this occasion? If not, has a doctor previously diagnosed this condition and are the symptoms the same as the previous diagnosis?  *
4. Xenical requires a face-to-face consultation with the pharmacist on the first dispensing unless there are special circumstances, such as excessive distance, or mobility problems that limit access to your nearest pharmacy.  *
5. Do you have other health conditions including pregnancy/breastfeeding?  *
6. Have you used this product before? If yes, was it effective?  *
7. Describe, in as much detail as possible, what symptoms you are feeling, how long since they started and if you have experienced them in the past  *
8. What other medication are you taking, if any? Please include prescribed or purchased medication and alternative therapies.  *
Price:  NZ$ 139.90 Quantity: 
Xenical 120mg Capsules 84

Please note: This is a ‘PHARMACIST ONLY MEDICINE’ and requires a face to face/ person to person consultation with our pharmacist. Please ring 0800 PHARMACY Mon - Friday between 9am - 5pm to make a time with the Pharmacist.

Also available on prescription from your Doctor in which case a consultation with our Pharmacist is unnecessary.
XENICAL contains the active ingredient orlistat.
XENICAL is used to assist with losing weight, maintaining a certain weight and preventing weight regain.

XENICAL is used to treat adults with an initial Body Mass Index (BMI) which measures 30 or more.

One way to measure if you are overweight, and how overweight you are, is to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI). You can calculate your BMI by multiplying your height in metres by itself (squaring your height in metres), and then dividing your weight in kilograms by your squared height.

 weight (kg) weight (kg)

 BMI = ------------------------------- = --------------------

 height (m) x height (m) [height (m)]2

If your BMI is 25 or more you may be overweight, and if your BMI is 30 or more you may be very overweight. BMI may vary across different populations due, in part, to different body proportions. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about your BMI.

XENICAL should be taken in conjunction with a low-fat, well-balanced, calorie-controlled diet and other appropriate measures such as exercise.

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
As with any weight-control programme, over-consumption of fat and calories may counteract any weight loss effect.

Thirteen Low Fat Tips

· Try to eat three regular meals each day – breakfast, lunch and dinner. This helps to prevent hunger and reduce unnecessary snacking.
· Eat more fruit, vegetables, grains and cereals.
· If you use butter or margarine, scrape it on thinly.
· Choose low-fat substitutes i.e. trim milk, low-fat cheese, low-fat yoghurts, etc.
· Become a label reader. Look for foods that have less than 5 g of fat per 100 g of product.
· Eat less high-fat snacks and takeaways (i.e. potato chips, sausage rolls, meat pies).
· Cut all visible fat off meat, remove skin from chicken.
· Aim for palm size servings of lean meat. Have skinless poultry and fish at least once or twice a week.
· Grill, bake, stir-fry, microwave – TRY NOT TO FRY.
· Use less creamy sauces, mayonnaise and dressings.
· Aim to eat less than 40 g – 50 g of fat per day.
· Watch portion sizes – try using a smaller plate.
· Be careful not to replace the fat in your diet with large quantities of other foods, such as sugar and alcohol.
Active Ingredients:

Orlistat 120mg

Things you must not do:
Do not give XENICAL to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.
Do not use XENICAL to treat other complaints. XENICAL is only for weight control.
Do not take any other medicines whether they require a prescription or not without first consulting a pharmacist or doctor.

Things to be careful of:
People on a weight reduction diet may become deficient in some vitamins and minerals. To avoid this, you should eat a well-balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Because XENICAL works by preventing the absorption of some of the fat from the diet, it may affect absorption of some fat soluble nutrients. Although most people taking XENICAL will still have normal vitamin levels, a vitamin
supplement may be taken. If you do take a supplement, then it should be taken at least two hours after you have taken a XENICAL capsule, or at bedtime.

XENICAL can cause changes in your bowel habits, such as fatty or oily stools. This is due to the removal of undigested fat in your faeces. The possibility of this happening may increase if XENICAL is taken with a diet high in fat. In addition, your daily intake of fat should be distributed over three main meals. If XENICAL is taken with any one meal very high in fat, the possibility of unwanted effects on
the digestive system may increase.

Extended Information:
Please note that even though this is the main indication of use/condition, your Doctor may have prescribed this for another reason. Please follow your Doctors directions
For more detailed information, please visit the Medsafe Website.
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