The usual dose is one 120 mg capsule taken with each of your three main meals per day. You can take it immediately before, during or up to one hour after a meal.
To ensure your results are effective and long-lasting, you should combine Xenical/Orlistat with exercise and the right diet. You need to have a balanced, calorie-controlled diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables and contains no more than 30% fat. Carbohydrate, protein and fat should be evenly distributed across your three daily meals, and to benefit most, you should try to avoid any fat-containing snacks like biscuits, chocolates or crisps in between meals.
If you miss a meal or have a meal that has zero fat in it, you do not need to take your dose of Xenical/Orlistat as it only works in the presence of fat in your diet.
If you miss a dose you can take it within an hour of your meal but do not take a double dose.
Tell us if, for any reason, you have not taken your medicine exactly as prescribed.
Otherwise, we may think that it was not effective or well tolerated and may change your treatment unnecessarily. We will discontinue the treatment with Xenical/Orlistat after 12 weeks if you have not lost at least 5 % of your body weight as measured at the start of treatment. .
You must take a daily multivitamin supplement alongside Xenical/Orlistat. Some of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function are fat-soluble, so if you do not digest all the fat in your diet you may become deficient.