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Brand name: Xenical TM

Active ingredients: orlistat

What it is used for

Xenical is indicated for the treatment of obese patients with a body mass index (BMI) >= 30, and overweight patients with a BMI >= 27 in the presence of other risk factors, in conjunction with a mildly hypocaloric diet.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Protect from Heat
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Hard gelatin capsule, opaque turquoise, imprinted with black ink "XENICAL Roche 120".

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription.It is Schedule 3 : Pharmacist Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient orlistat

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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