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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Xenical is a prescription weight loss medication for helping overweight people make progress towards a healthier body weight when combined with a calorie-reduced diet and more physical exercise. Xenical may also be prescribed to help people keep off weight they have already lost. This medication works by blocking the enzyme that breaks down fats in your diet so that undigested fat passes out of the body with waste elimination via the bowel. Patients should know that calorie restriction is essential to getting optimum results from using Xenical.
The standard Xenical dosage is to take the medication 3 times a day with meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) that contain fat. You should not take this weight loss medication with any food that does not contain fat. It is also best to spread your daily intake of fat across the 3 meals (approximately even amounts in each).
Be aware as well that Xenical side effects can be minimized by making sure that that no more than 30% of the calories in your diet come from fat.
Do not exceed dosage regulations. If this medication does not seem to be working effectively then you should see your doctor again.
The active ingredient in Xenical is Orlistat.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of chronic malabsorption syndrome or other digestive problems, cholestasis or other gall bladder issues, hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), kidney stones or similar problems like calcium oxalate kidney stones and hyperoxaluria, eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia, HIV infection, or seizures before beginning on Xenical.
Xenical should only be used when pregnant if your doctor approves it.
Negative drug interactions are possible between Xenical and certain Rx medications, including blood thinners like Warfarin, HIV medications like atazanavir, efavirenz, emtricitabine, lopinavir, ritonavir, and tenofovir and some anti-seizure medications.
Let your doctor know of all medications you are currently taking before getting a prescription and proceeding to buy Xenical online.
Xenical side effects are possible, and some users may experience changes in bowel function, fatty or oily stools, increased flatulence (gas), or poor bowel control. If Xenical side effects are seen you may want to stop use and speak to your doctor again to discuss weight loss aid medication alternatives.