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Community Level 5kismet

kismet

XENICAL - WONDER DRUG OR NOT? Diamond review

Advantageshelps you lose weight, good support programme

Disadvantagesnasty side effects!!!!!!!!!

"Personal update: Since being on the Xenical it has helped me to lose another stone since restarting it in December. The side-effects still occur if i eat the wrong thing, but generally speaking it is worth it and i am losing weight safely and slowly and eating healthily as well. I would still recommend Xenical. I would also like to thank everyone for reading this and rating it and getting me my first diamond. thanks. ORIGINAL REVIEW +++++++++++++++ My ..." Read review
16.11.2005

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Community Level 1EliseNT

EliseNT

Excellent results, not a quick fix!

AdvantagesSteady, safe weight loss. No side effects if used properly.

DisadvantagesLoose stools and wind (but only if you don't follow the advice given).

"I started using xenical in September 2005, and I have been taking it ever since. In that time I have lost about 3.5 stone (50lbs or 23kg). But taking it has required something of a change in lifestyle. Xenical works by inhibiting the lipase in your digestive system, so that 30% of the fat in your meal is not absorbed into your body (it therefore goes straight through you, hence the potential side effects). Due to a medical condition I have great ..." Read review
03.12.2006

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Community Level 6burtybookw...

burtybookworm

Achieving Zen....

Advantagesit works if it is used CORRECTLY!!!

Disadvantagesdo not use if you are likely to binge eat or not follow a healthy diet.

"...had nothing to lose! '''What is Xenical and how does it work?''' If you have heard of Alli, you will probably already know the main principles of how Xenical works. Basically, Xenical works with your digestive system to block one third of the fat that you eat stopping it being digested. There are all sorts of medical terminology I could use here to explain how the tablets work its magic to ensure that the fat is not absorbed into your body, ..." Read review
10.03.2010

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Xen and the art of getting thinner Diamond review

AdvantagesIT REALLY WORKS!

Disadvantagesprescription only drug, need to keep visiting the doctor every month

"...about the possibility of using Xenical to help me lose weight, and to my surprise and I have to say joy, he was very keen on the idea and having talked to me about the way Xenical works, and how it could benefit me, he set the wheels in motion for me to begin my long journey. Getting Started: First thing I needed to know was what exactly Xenical was, how it might affect me, and if it would be ok to take alongside my various medications. Xenical ..." Read review
23.06.2005

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Community Level 1Ursidae

Ursidae

21lb lost in first 4 weeks - that's a result!

AdvantagesDramatic weight loss, plus loss of inches!

DisadvantagesNone, once you get the side-effects under control.

"...no doubt that users of Xenical have experienced mixed results. It is my opinion that those who don't experience success with it, are not following the guidelines properly. There are no shortcuts - and if you're experiencing side effects (other than in your first few days) then you're doing it wrong. Personally, I lost 21 lb in my first four weeks and have now lost two and a half stones - and I'm still working on it! Xenical is available from Boots ..." Read review
30.04.2007

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Community Level 6junkboxjules

junkboxjules

XENICAL - THE EASY WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT - OR IS IT

AdvantagesIt is usually a successful way of losing weight

DisadvantagesIt requires a lot of self control unless you want to suffer the consequences!

"...they are better known as Xenical which I believe is the brand name. I was prescribed 1 months worth of tablets and was told that my I should expect to lose around 1-2 lb per week. Xenical isn't a quick way to lose weight but apparently because the weight is lost gradually over a period of time it is much more likely to stay off. My GP advised me that she wanted me to lose 2 kg within the first month and when I was nearing the end of the first ..." Read review
10.02.2003

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Community Level 4paulwaz

paulwaz

Fat Buster but you have to do the work

AdvantagesA good way to lose weight on the nhs

Disadvantagesoily pooh oily farts

"...was a good idea as xenical can cause vitamin d deficiency, as this is a fat-soluble vitamin. Also be aware that if you take cod liver oil no not take it within an hour of taking xenical as this will also have an effect, I found this out very suddenly one day!!! I started taking 3 tablets a day before every meal I ate that contained fat. I was advised to eat meals with less than 5 per cent fat, any higher and I would have side effects from the xenical. ..." Read review
22.10.2003

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Community Level 5Lizamabug

Lizamabug

Attention Fat People

AdvantagesGenuine Weight Loss Aid, Price of a Prescription

DisadvantagesUnpleasant Side-Effects

"...speed up weight loss. Xenical claims that those who would normally lose one or two pounds a week on a normal diet could lose three or four pounds if taking Xenical at the same time. Ideally it's suitable for those who are obese with a body mass index of 30 or more (see www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/ to calculate your BMI) or for those who are overweight with serious health problems such as a heart condition. You can buy these tablets over the internet ..." Read review
01.04.2008

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Community Level 4shugardream

shugardream

XENICAL

AdvantagesIt really does work

Disadvantagesrunny stools

"...diet tablet come out called xenical and I should give it a go. He also told me xenical cost £1 per capsule. He told me I had to lose 2.5kg over 4 weeks by myself first before I could have it. So I tried really hard and managed to lose the 2.5kg.I went back to see him and he prescribed me xenical. He told me what I should and shouldn’t eat and what side affects they have. Xenical are blue capsules, which contain 120mg of orlistat. They are an ..." Read review
19.10.2002

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Community Level 2teaseme_not

teaseme_not

a good head start

Advantagesit works

Disadvantagesexpensive, bit like a laxative

"...and have been reading about Xenical for months on the net. Trouble was, I couldn't find anywhere outside the USA to buy them. Then, out of the blue (I never read newspapers, especially locals) I saw an advert in the local paper for a slimming clinic near to me that was selling it without prescription. Wow! I got straight on the phone and asked the price. £100.00 for 1 month supply. Hmmm....I know it's the woman's job to say how good it is, ..." Read review
10.10.2002

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Community Level 2sally101

sally101

Finally a slimming pill that works

AdvantagesIt helps lose weight and detoxes aswell

Disadvantagesrunny fatty poo (several times a day)

"...need it. To be prescribed xenical you have to be clinically obese which your doctor can tell you when he weighs you. Then you have to prove to your doctor you are commited to slimming by losing 5 pounds on your own in a few weeks. Each box contains a month supply and are given one box per prescription of 120mg. There are enough pills to take three a day (one with every meal)the pills are in the form of capsules and are blue. What the pills actually ..." Read review
28.10.2003

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Community Level 1travelgirl

travelgirl

Xenical- slow & steady but it does work!!

AdvantagesIT DOES WORK & WEIGHT STAYS OFF!

DisadvantagesITS SLOW BUT STEADY

"...unfit mother etc... I was recommended xenical and went to my doctor who said yes I was OK to have it. She was very clear about how it works & the possible side affects..And also advised me to look online at reviews & tips etc..... I started on Dec 1st 2008 I was 107 kilos and I am 5 foot 2 " I lost 8 kilos in the first 8 weeks ... (and during xmas!!) did not really increase my exercise but walked a little more to school everyday about a ..." Read review
11.07.2009

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To be thin or not

AdvantagesLose weight

DisadvantagesHorrible side effects.

"...I could go on to Xenical (Orlistat). So off I went and started watching what I ate as I would normally but we have to try. Made appointment to see GP for 1months time. When I went back yeah I had lost 2kg (4.4lbs) so he gave me a prescription for xenical. So went to pharmacy and got these little blue capsules. Then read the instructions to be taken 3 times a day when you eat meals. Ok no one warned me about the after effects if you over do the fat. ..." Read review
26.02.2008

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Community Level 1debo66buster

debo66buster

Excellent- You daren't Eat any fat!

Advantagesweight loss in first few weeks

DisadvantagesCrapping yourself if you eat too much fat

"I was put on Xenical by my doctor as I have very high blood pressure and am already on tablets and have had ECG's and tests recently. I walk the dog at least 2 miles a day and sometimes 5/6. I am 44 and 5 foot 6 and weigh 13 stone 9 at present. I am a 16/18. I am on my second week and I have lost at least 5 pound. I have been really good on them and feel like they are changing my mindset about food. I am a big foodie and love cooking and eating ..." Read review
13.05.2011

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Community Level 1aliciamay4...

aliciamay4589

FINALLY... A DIET YOU CAN'T CHEAT ON!!

AdvantagesYou really want to eat well, and it works!!

DisadvantagesIf you do decide to be naughty... you're going to pay for it!!

"...friend recommended Alli (same as xenical but 1/2 the dose), and when i read up about it found that i could get the Xenical on prescription from my Doctor. I went to the doctors and she weighed me and took measurements and warned me of the side effects (i'd read all about them)... you never expect it to be so bad. My first week I was extra cautious, and very happy to lose 10lb. As the weeks went on, i now and then slipped in things like Mayo and ..." Read review
09.06.2011

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