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Xenical / Orlistat Weight Loss Treatment at Nash Chemists

Xenical, also known as Orlistat, is an efficacious weight loss medication that significantly assists individuals with their weight loss journey.

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What is Xenical / Orlistat?

Xenical, also known as Orlistat, is an efficacious weight loss medication that significantly assists individuals with their weight loss journey. 

Xenica works by blocking the absorption of fats in your food, reducing the calories you intake. This medication is particularly beneficial for those who struggle with obesity, offering a medical solution to weight loss where dieting and exercise alone may not suffice. Xenical (Orlistat) should be used with a calorie-controlled diet for optimal results.

We’re proud to announce that Xenical is now readily available at Nash Chemists in Hemel Hempstead, allowing easy access for residents looking to kick-start their weight loss journey. Our friendly and professional team is always ready to lend a hand with your queries and guide you through the journey towards a healthier lifestyle.

About Xenical (Orlistat)

Detailed Description and Usage of Xenical (Orlistat)

Xenical, with its active ingredient Orlistat, is a pharmaceutical marvel that aids in weight loss. Orlistat, the powerhouse behind Xenical, is a lipase inhibitor. It works by obstructing the action of lipase, an enzyme found in your digestive tract. This enzyme breaks down the dietary fat in your meals, converting it into a form your body can absorb easily. By preventing this process, Orlistat allows about one-third of the fat consumed to pass through your system undigested, thereby reducing your overall calorie intake.

Xenical (Orlistat) is a powerful tool for managing weight and treating obesity when combined with a low-calorie diet. It is especially beneficial for those with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or 28 or more, if other health problems are present, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

What sets Xenical (Orlistat) apart from other weight loss treatments is that it doesn’t act on the brain to suppress appetite like most diet pills. Instead, it focuses on the digestive system, reducing the amount of fat absorbed, which can lead to significant weight loss. It’s also worth noting that Xenical (Orlistat) has been extensively researched, and its efficacy and safety profile is well established, making it a reliable option in our arsenal against obesity.

How Xenical Works

Mechanism of Action of Orlistat

Orlistat works in a rather unique way to help reduce body weight. It does not have any systemic action; that is, it does not circulate throughout the body or affect the brain or central nervous system. Instead, it performs its function locally in the gastrointestinal tract. The active ingredient, Orlistat, acts as a potent, specific, and long-lasting inhibitor of gastrointestinal lipases, the enzymes that break down triglycerides in the intestine.

When a person ingests food, lipases break down the fat in the food so the body can absorb it. However, when a person takes Orlistat, it binds to these lipases, blocking them from breaking down some of the fat eaten. This undigested fat cannot be absorbed and is eliminated by the body in the faeces, reducing the number of calories that the body takes in.

Role in Weight Reduction and Maintenance

By preventing the digestion and absorption of fats, Orlistat reduces the total intake of calories, thereby creating a calorie deficit in the body. This deficit forces the body to burn stored fat for energy, resulting in weight loss.

It’s important to note that Orlistat is intended to be used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet. This medication does not replace the need for a healthy lifestyle. Regular physical activity and a balanced diet are crucial to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

Moreover, by blocking fat absorption, Orlistat also helps maintain weight loss. It prevents weight regain by limiting the number of calories taken from fat. Overall, Orlistat doesn’t just help you lose weight, it’s also a valuable aid in maintaining your new healthier weight.

Usage Instructions

Dosage and Administration

The recommended Xenical (Orlistat) dosage is one 120mg capsule taken with water immediately before, during, or up to an hour after each main meal. If you skip a meal or do not contain fat, you can leave out the dose. This medication is intended for adults only and should not exceed more than three capsules a day.

Diet and Exercise While on Xenical

Xenical and a well-balanced, calorie-controlled diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins should be used. You should distribute your daily intake of fat, carbohydrates, and protein over three main meals. Regular physical activity is also essential. Exercising for at least 30 minutes most days of the week is recommended.

Handling Missed Doses

If you miss a dose of Xenical, take it as soon as you remember, provided this is within 1 hour of your last meal. If more than an hour has passed, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are unsure about what to do after missing a dose.

Suitability and Precautions

Criteria for Usage

Xenical (Orlistat) is generally prescribed for individuals struggling with obesity, specifically those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher. It can also be suitable for individuals with a BMI of 28 or more when other health problems are present, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

Precautions and Contraindications

While Xenical can be a helpful tool in managing weight, certain health conditions may prevent its use. Individuals with chronic malabsorption syndrome or cholestasis should not use Xenical. Additionally, individuals with a history of gallstones, pancreatitis, liver disease, kidney stones, or thyroid disease should consult with a healthcare professional before starting this medication.

Healthcare Professional’s Advice

It’s crucial to seek advice from a healthcare professional before beginning any weight loss treatment, including Xenical. A medical professional can provide a thorough assessment, considering your overall health and any existing medical conditions. They can also monitor your progress, make necessary adjustments to your treatment course, and provide guidance on dietary and lifestyle changes to complement the medication.

Remember, Xenical (Orlistat) is an aid to support your weight loss efforts, not a substitute for a balanced diet and regular physical activity. It is most effective when incorporated into a comprehensive treatment plan under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Potential Side Effects and Risks

Like any medication, Xenical (Orlistat) can cause side effects, though not everyone experiences them. Your body may need time to adjust to the medication, especially how it affects the digestive system.

Common Side Effects

The most common side effects are related to bowel changes, such as fatty or oily stools, due to removing undigested fats through your faeces. You may also experience frequent bowel movements or an urgent need to go to the toilet.

Uncommon and Rare Side Effects

Less common side effects include rectal bleeding, diverticulitis, gallstones, hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), blistering skin, and allergic reactions. People with diabetes may see a drop in blood sugar levels. If you take a diabetes medication, your blood sugar levels should be monitored closely.

In rare cases, Xenical can cause serious liver problems. Symptoms to watch for include persistent nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, yellowing skin or eyes, dark urine, and light-coloured stools. If you notice these symptoms, stop taking Xenical and contact your doctor immediately.

Coping with Side Effects

Adopt a balanced, low-fat diet while taking Xenical to mitigate these side effects. Spreading your fat intake evenly across meals can also help manage these symptoms. If these side effects persist or become bothersome, consult your healthcare provider promptly.

Precautionary Measures

Before using Xenical, tell your doctor about any allergies, medical conditions, and any medications you’re currently taking. This includes prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicine, and nutritional supplements.

Interaction with Other Medicines

Xenical can interact with several other medications, impacting their effectiveness or causing adverse effects. These include medicines used to treat HIV, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. It may also affect the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K). Consequently, a daily multivitamin supplement taken at least 2 hours before or after Orlistat is often recommended.

In conclusion, while Xenical (Orlistat) can aid in weight loss and maintenance, it is not a magic pill. It should be used in conjunction with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Always consult a healthcare professional for advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

Purchasing Xenical at Nash Chemists

Xenical (Orlistat) is available at Nash Chemists in our brick-and-mortar stores and online. Please note that Xenical is a prescription-only medication. Hence, you will need a valid prescription from a healthcare professional to buy it.

To purchase Xenical online, visit our website and navigate to the ‘Prescription Medications’ section. Search for ‘Xenical’ or ‘Orlistat’, add your required quantity to your basket, and proceed to checkout. During the checkout process, you will be prompted to provide your prescription details. After we verify your prescription, we will process your order.

The standard price for a pack of 84 Xenical capsules is £47.50. However, prices can vary depending on your chosen quantity and pack size. Please check our website for the most up-to-date pricing and special offers. From time to time, Nash Chemists may offer discounts or promotional deals on this medication. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media to stay informed about our latest deals and discounts.

Remember, consulting with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication is crucial. Please ensure that Xenical is appropriate for your specific circumstances before purchasing.