Xenical Capsules

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Xenical capsules are the branded version of the drug Orlistat which is a medicine used to treat obesity. It works in your digestive system to block about one-third of the fat in the food you eat from being digested. Xenical attaches to the enzymes in your digestive system (lipases) and blocks them from breaking down some of the fat you have eaten during your meal. The undigested fat cannot be absorbed and is eliminated by your body. Xenical is indicated in the treatment of obesity along with a low-calorie intake diet. You can buy Xenical capsuls online from e-Surgery.

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Xenical Capsules

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What are Xenical Capsules?

Xenical capsules are used to treat obesity. Xenical attaches to the enzymes in your digestive system that aid the process of breaking down fats from your food. Xenical then works to block the intake of about one-third of the fat in the food you eat. Xenical capsules contain the active ingredient Orlistat which is available in a generic form. The only difference between the two is price, as Xenical capsules are a brand they are slightly more expensive.

Xenical capsules are designed to be used in combination with a healthy, balanced diet and exercise to help you to achieve a healthy weight. Xenical capsules are intended for use in those with a BMI above 30. Obesity can cause a variety of health problems including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • High cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Some types of cancer
  • Stroke


To get the best results from Xenical capsules you should follow a diet set out by a doctor or nutritionist. Exericsie is a also a good way to aid weight loss, without these lifestyle changes you are less likely to loos weight using Xenical capsules. When loosing weight it is important to remember it won’t happen all at once. Crash diets and extreme calorie restriction may work in the short term but are very unlikely to last. When it comes to weight loss, it’s best to work on it gradually. Xenical capsules are not a miracle weight loss medication, but they can help aid those who are already working towards reducing their weight in a healthy way.

Xenical Capsules are a licensed UK medication that requires a prescription. You can get Xenical capsules from a GP, a local pharmacy or online from a registered UK pharmacy such as e-Surgery. We would not recommend taking appetite suppressants, unlicensed weight loss medication or ‘diet’ pills. If your BMI is below 30 a nutritionally balanced diet in combination with exercise is the best way to loss weight.

How do you take Xenical capsules?

Always take Xenical tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are unsure, check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. 
Xenical should be taken with a well-balanced calorie-controlled diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables and contains an average of 30% of the calories from fat. 
Your daily intake of fat, carbohydrate and protein should be distributed over three meals.  
You usually take one capsule at breakfast time, lunch time and dinner time. To gain optimal benefit, avoid the intake of food containing fat between meals. If you miss meal or your meal contains no fat you will not need to take an Xenical capsule. Your doctor or prescriber will likely issue 12 weeks worth of tablets or until you have lost 5% of your body weight, as long as you are following a balanced diet and staying active.

Side effects of Xenical capsules?

As with any form of medication, Xenical capsules have side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Xenical capsules.  Below are a few of the common side effects of taking Xenical (Orlistat) capsules: 

  • Headaches 
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Urgent need to open bowels 
  • Oily discharge 
  • Liquid stools 
  • Low blood sugar levels 
  • Upper respiratory infections 
  • Flu 


It is common for people to feel some of these side effects with in the first few weeks of taking Xenical capsules or after particularly fatty means. They generally disappear or reduce the longer you are on the medication, and following a set diet with the correct amount of fat should also help. If you feel Xenical capsules are not working or they making you feel unwell speak to your Doctor.For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Xenical capsules.

Interactions of Xenical capsules with alcohol and food?

Alcohol does not affect the course of treatment. It is recommended that you always follow the nutrition program recommended to you by your doctor in order to get the maximum benefit of treatment. As with any weight-control program, over consumption of fat and calories may reduce any weight loss effected.

Xenical capsules reduce the absorption of some fat soluble nutrients, especially beta-carotene and vitamin E. You should therefore follow your doctor’s advice in taking a well balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Your doctor or pharmacist might suggest you take an additional multivitamin.

Any interactions between Xenical capsules and other drugs?

Make sure you let our Doctor or Pharmacist known before starting Xenical capsules if you take any other medication.

Xenical may strengthen or weaken the effects of:

  • Anticoagulant drugs (e.g. warfarin).
  • Ciclosporin. Use of Xenical is not recommended.
  • Iodine or levothyroxine.
  • Amiodarone.
  • Medicines to treat HIV, such as retrovirals.
  • Medicines for depression and other psychiatric problems. Xenical capsules may unbalance an anticonvulsivant treatment, by decreasing the absorption of antiepileptic drugs, thus leading to convulsions. Please contact your doctor if you think that the frequency and/or severity of the convulsions have changed when taking Xenical together with antiepileptic drugs. Xenical capsules are not recommended to be used whilst taking acarbose (an anti-diabetic drug). Please read the Xenical capsule Patient Information Leaflet for more information.


Xenical capsules can reduce the absorption of some fat soluble nutrients in particular beta-carotin and vitamin E, so you may also be advised to take a multivitamin supplement whilst taking Xenical capsules.

Is there any reason why I would not be able to take Xenical capsules?

You should not take Xenical capsules if: 

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients 
  • You have chronic malabsorption syndrome 
  • You have cholestasis 
  • You are breast-feeding 


Xenical capsules are not intended for those who are not obese, and should be taken with the supervision of a doctor or pharmacist.

Why should I take Xenical capsules?

Xenical capsules can help with weight loss as it prevents up take of a third of the fat you eat into stored fat. If used in combination with a balanced diet and exercise can help reduce a persons body weight by 5% in 12 weeks. Obesity can cause a variety of issues such as heart disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. Xenical capsules can help to increase weight loss which in turn reduces the chance of these diseases.

What is the difference between Xenical capsules and Orlistat capsules?

Xenical capsuels and Orlistat have the exact same active ingredient and therefore have the same result. Xenical is the branded version of Orlistat and is therefore more expensive.A similar example of this is over the counter paracetamol, the branded version is usually more expensive than the generic version but they are the exact same product.

Orlistat capsules start at £16.95 and Xenical capsules start at £25.95.

How do I store Xenical capsules?

Do not use Xenical capsules after the expiry date on the packaging. Store in a cool, dry place as per the Patient Information Leaflet of Xenical capsules.

Can I buy Xenical capsules online?

Yes, you can legally order Xenical capsules from registered online prescribers such as e-Surgery.

Whenever you are buying Xenical capsules or any other medication, make sure you check for the green GPhC and MHRA logo on the bottom of each page of the website you are using.

Where can I get more information about Xenical capsules online?

You can find more information about Xenical capsules in the Xenical capsule Patient Information Leaflet.

You can also use our completely free Ask-a-Pharmacist service to get health advice from a trained professional. We’re here to help!

How much are Xenical capsules to buy online?

You can buy Xenical tablets from £25.95 from e-Surgery. This includes the price of prescription.

How will my Xenical capsules be delivered?

e-Surgery uses Royal Mail delivery with choices starting from Royal Mail Tracked 48, Royal Mail tracked 24 and Royal Mail 1pm special delivery (discover more about e-Surgery delivery). Your Xenical capsules will arrive in discreet, recyclable packaging at a delivery address of your choice. Find out how to recycle packaging from e-Surgery.

What does the Xenical capsule pack contain.

The Xenical capsule pack contains a patient information leaflet and a blister pack containing either a 2,4 or 8 week treatment which is 42, 84 or 168 capsules to be taken three times a day with meals. They are in a 120mg dose each.

How to dispose of Xenical capsules bought online?

Xenical capsules come in blister packs that are not currently recyclable, so once they have been used can be disposed of in a general waste bin. If the Xenical capsules are unfinished dispose of medication safely and drop them off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable. For any more information on disposal of Xenical capsules you can use our free Ask-a-Pharmacist service.

Additional information


Orlistat (Generic Xenical), Xenical


2 week treatment (42 capsules), 4 week treatment (84 capsules), 8 week treatment (168 Capsules)

4 reviews for Xenical Capsules

  1. Maddy

    Expensive but only thing that worked for me.

  2. Connie B

    Not a miracle drug but definitely helped me drop 4 stone over about 9 months.

  3. Wendy Miller

    They worked for me.

  4. Ronnie GH

    Good long dated UK branded. Cheapest price I could find out of the proper online pharmacies.

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