Dosage Recommendation for Xenical
Xenical is available in dosage strength of 120 mg. Adults who are obese should take Xenical 120 mg three times during the course of the day.
Therefore to the maximum the result, this drug should be taken along with the meal or after an hour upon finishing your meal. Also the same dosage recommendation is applicable for pediatrics patients as well.
Xenical has the potential to contain the absorption fat-soluble vitamins. Hence, patients undergoing course of therapy with the medications should be instructed to ensure adequate intake of vitamins and other essential nutrients. At instance of administering any vitamin supplement, it should only be two hours before or after taking this drug. Thus patients are advised to take any vitamin/nutrient supplement at bedtime.
Side effects of Xenical
Side effects are common with this medicine. The severe side effects are,
intestinal gas with discharge,
Also allergic reaction to this medicine is very rare and the symptoms of allergic reactions are
itching and rash.
Therefore if a patient experience allergic reactions or the severe side effects, he/she should stop the medicine and contact the doctor immediately.
Contact the doctor immediately if you experience symptoms like,
yellowing of the skin,
bloody or pink urine.