My 15 yrs old daughter has an ill feel when she goes shopping some new clothes. She often cries when she try them on. Her weight is 57 kgs with 155 cm tall. Can I give her Xenical to reduce her weight problem? Thanks.
Xenical is a precription med., your daughter would require a doc to write the prescription for her to take the med.
The recommended dose of Xenical for weight loss or weight maintenance in adults and children age 12 and older is Xenical 120 mg (one capsule) with each meal that contains fat, up to three times daily. It is best to take Xenical with the meal, but it could be taken up to an hour after the meal, if necessary (taking it later than one hour after the meal will make it less effective).
If she skips a meal, or if she eats a meal without fat, she should also skip her Xenical dosage. The medication is not meant to be used alone; it should always be used with an appropriate diet plan.
Xenical can decrease the absorption of certain vitamins from the diet. Therefore, it is recommended that you take a multivitamin once a day, at least two hours before or after Xenical. Often, bedtime is a good time for many people to take their multivitamin during treatment with Xenical.
Take care, bets wishes!
- Xenical Information for Consumers
- Xenical Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xenical (detailed)
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