How can you use Xenical? You can use Xenical exactly as for the instructions present on the label, or as per prescription of your doctor. It is very important to stick to the dose prescribed and not to use the medicine at a higher dose.
You should also not use the medicine for longer than recommended by your doctor. Strictly adhere to the instructions mentioned on your prescription label. The manufacturer tries to make the medicine safe and effective for use by providing with the patient instructions. To ensure safety and effectively to the medicine, you need to follow the directions carefully. In case of any doubt or question, you can always ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Xenical is always considered as one part of the total treatment program for obesity. The other elements of the program are diet, exercise, and weight control. The medicine can be taken with a liquid like water and it should be taken during or within 1 hour after you eat a meal containing fat (the calories coming from fat should not be more than 30% of the total calories).
Xenical is usually taken 3 times daily. When you take a meal without any fat or when you skip a meal, you can also skip your Xenical dose. The fat content present in the daily diet should be restricted to 30% of the total daily caloric intake. Another important aspect is to make a habit of reading the labels of all food items that you eat. Also pay more attention to the number of servings per container. A healthy eating plan is necessary for you to keep the fat content checked. The doctor, nutrition counselor, or dietitian will be able to help you in creating the plan. Sometimes, your doctor may recommend you vitamin and mineral supplements when you are using Xenical. Xenical can also eliminate some of the necessary vitamins and minerals and so they may not be available for absorption by the body. In that case, you will have to take a vitamin and mineral supplement containing vitamins A, D, E, and K. To get the maximum benefit, you should use the supplement at least 2 hours before or after taking Xenical.
The medicine should be stored at room temperature and away from moisture and heat. You should also ensure that the bottle is tightly closed. Make sure that you know the available amount of medicine in each bottle of the medicine. This is necessary to ensure that nobody else is using the medicine. This is not the medicine to be shared with anyone else. It is the medicine to be used by the person for whom the medicine is prescribed.
When you miss a dose When you miss a dose, you can take it as soon as you remember, but you should not take the dose if it is already over 1 hour after taking the meal. In that case, you can simply skip the missed dose.Warning you can take the dose at your next scheduled time. If you miss a dose, you should not take extra medicine to make up for it.