Today, Xenical in Australia is one of the most popular anti-obesity drugs. It is an effective inhibitor of gastrointestinal lipases, which is prescribed in combination with a low-calorie diet for:

  • maintaining at the ideal weight after weight loss
  • therapy of third degree obesity (BMI above 30 kg/m2)
  • treatment of overweight (BMI above 27 kg/m2) in the presence of such comorbid conditions, as dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus

The manufacturer and supplier of Xenical to the Australian pharmaceutical market is Roche. It is an international company that was founded in 1896 in Switzerland. Today, Roche is the leader in personalized healthcare.

Xenical was registered in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) on April 11, 2000 under ID no. 61598.

  • this medicine is produced in the form of turquoise gelatin capsules, which contain 120 mg of the active ingredient Orlistat
  • each capsule for weight loss has a special marking in black ink “Xenical Roche 120”
  • this drug is available in blister packs that contain 9, 21, 42 or 84 original capsules for body weight reduction

In Australia, Xenical is recognized as one of the safest drugs for the obesity treatment. The high safety profile of this medicine for weight loss is linked to its mechanism of action, which is:

  • binding with enzymes of the digestive system (lipases), and blocking their premature destruction
  • preventing the formation of monoglycerides and free fatty acids in the digestive tract
  • blocking the assimilation of about one-third (30%) of triglycerides that come into the body with food

Due to this action mechanism, regular oral administration of this weight loss drug helps reduce body fat. Australian patients widely use Xenical for:

  • gradual and effective weight reduction
  • maintaining optimal body weight after weight loss

The results of clinical trials on Xenical prove that it practically does not bind to proteins in the blood plasma and does not accumulate in patient’s body. Due to this property, this drug has minimal effect on the central nervous system or other systems and organs.

Due to a low risk of such adverse reactions, as headache or hypoglycaemia, Xenical in Australia is the drug of choice for the treatment of obesity. Most often, this weight loss medicine can cause transient gastrointestinal side effects, such as:

  • flatulence
  • fecal urgency
  • fatty or loose stools
  • discomfort or abdominal pain

The intensity and frequency of these undesirable effects depend on the level of fat content of your meals. To reduce the risk of these gastrointestinal Xenical effects, Australian therapists recommend observing a low-calorie diet during its use.

The therapeutic effect of this gastrointestinal lipases inhibitor has been studied in several long-term clinical trials. The results of these studies confirm that Xenical:

  • has a high security profile
  • can be used for prolonged anti-obesity therapy (up to four years)

For an effective weight loss, Xenical should be taken in accordance with the dosing regimen, approved by the Australian Government Department of Health:

  • its maximum daily dose is 360 mg, divided into three equal intakes
  • patients should take one capsule of this drug for weight loss during a main meal
  • if you forget to take Xenical while eating, you can use the capsule within an hour after breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • if your food contains less than 30% of fat, it is recommended to skip the prescribed dose of this medication

If patient’s body weight decreases by less than 5% within three months of Xenical use, he should discontinue the drug therapy.

Unlike most other drugs for the obesity treatment, which are sold in Australian pharmacies, Xenical does not have a potential for addiction. Yet, because of the risk of abuse, these slimming capsules should be taken cautiously by patients with an eating disorder, including:

  • bulimia
  • anorexia nervosa

Despite the high safety profile, Xenical is contraindicated in patients with impaired absorption of nutrients in the body, as well as with delayed bile synthesis or excretion.

Australian nutritionists often prescribe Xenical in conjunction with such nutritional supplements, as Nutriway or Rovita. This is due to the fact that the use of a gastrointestinal lipases inhibitor may reduce the uptake of certain nutrients that get into your body with food.

The use of multivitamins during a Xenical course helps prevent an imbalance of such fat-soluble vitamins, as:

  • retinol (vitamin a)
  • calciferol (vitamin d)
  • tocopherol (vitamin e)
  • phylloquinone (vitamin k)

In Australia, Xenical is an over-the-counter (OTC) drug, which does not require a prescription from your doctor. Besides Xenical, Australians can buy one of its two generics:

  • Alli, which is supplied by the international company GSK
  • Prolistat, the supplier of which is the Australian pharmaceutical company Boucher & Muir

Patients with disabilities or those, who lack free time, can order free Xenical delivery on the online pharmacies.