Xenical, the brand name for 120mg capsules of the active ingredient Orlistat, is a weight loss medicine that works by reducing the amount of fat absorbed by the body. It is not a stimulant and has no effect on the brain, nor is it addictive. It is the same active ingredient as Ali slimming capsules but double the strength.
A prescription medicine, it should only be taken by people who have been deemed overweight by their doctor, specifically with a BMI of 28 or above (BMI calculator). As all weight loss patients are different, it is important to see a doctor to determine the best course of action, and rule out conditions like hyperthyroidism, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Doctors can also help screen out patients with eating disorders like anorexia, as can pharmacists before supplying the medicine. Read in full