23 of 23 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages It helps lose weight and detoxes aswell
Disadvantages runny fatty poo (several times a day)
Finally doctors are giving out slimming pills again to those who 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 do is stop your body from absorbing fat from anything you eat. You can take each ...
4 of 4 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages IT DOES WORK & WEIGHT STAYS OFF!
Disadvantages ITS SLOW BUT STEADY
I have never really been on any diet before, but decided at 35 I really needed to lose weight before I got stuck in a rut and would never loose anything! I think also having a child made me realise I did not want to be a 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 ...
22 of 22 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Lose weight
Disadvantages Horrible side effects.
I am overweight and ill every time I go to my GP he says its down to my weight that I am ill. Ok so why is everything down to weight. I have always been on the large size. But to prove a point asked the doctor what the best way of losing weight was so that it doesn't go back on. He told me to lose 5% of my body weight in 1month and if I did 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 ...
3 of 3 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages weight loss in first few weeks
Disadvantages Crapping 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 out but food can take over the day - me planning breakfast and getting up almost excitedly to have it, but that was when I was having a bacon sandwich ...
5 of 5 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages You really want to eat well, and it works!!
Disadvantages If you do decide to be naughty... you're going to pay for it!!
I have struggled with my weight for about 5 years, gaining 5 stone in the time. After turning 22 and getting to 19 stone 5lb i figured it was time to try ANOTHER diet. My 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 ...
6 of 6 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages NONE YET
Disadvantages COULD EASILY BUY FAKE PILLS OVER THE INTERNET
I bought some Xenical from a website (Extraslim.co.uk) at the end of August, I paid £65 for a 1 month supply (84 tablets) The pills actually arrived from New Zealand so that was my first surprise as I expected them to be from in the UK. I made sure I stuck to a low fat diet for a few days before they arrived which they did on 4th September. I started taking them that same day and I made very sure that I was eating well under the 30g of fat per day (for fear of the consequences!) and am eating very healthy meals. I am drinking over 2 litres of water a day aswell and have been going to the gym 4 ...
37 of 40 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Brilliant- Started taking Xenical in June 2007 and have lost 2.5 stones. Have had no side effects at all. The pill has actually motivated me to change my diet and I exercise 5 times a week. I am a bit scared about what will happen when I come off the pills, but I think that as long as I maintain everything I should still lose weight - hopefully!
20 of 23 Ciao users found the following review helpful
I was prescribed XENICAL inJanuary 2007, and have been following a low fat diet. After eight months while taking these capsules I have lost four stones in weight and am delighted with this medication.
38 of 41 Ciao users found the following review helpful
I was prescribed Xenical by my doctor as I had put weight on following an operation and despite dieting was not losing any weight. The side effects were not explained to me these being constant diahorraea. However I did persevere and had successful weigh loss over a period of 6 months. Apparently this is as long as they should be taken for. I did not put the weight back on and would take these again and also reccomend them. You must not eat fatty food whilst taking them as terrible stomach cramps may occur you must follow a healthy eating plan
27 of 30 Ciao users found the following review helpful
My doctor put me on xenical a few months ago, although i am not obese only 12st i have struggled to lose wieght for years trying slimming clubs , pills etc to no avail. Ive had my thyroids checked several times no problems there .So this was a last resort .Only i havent lost any wieght since bein on them, im feeling very bloated and experiencing the oily deposits.Ive read other reviews & really pleased others have lost wieght on these i try and stick to a healthy diet as much as possible but still no loss...... im at my witts