Most likely you’re visiting this page because you, a loved-one or friend in Greater Milwaukee has an interest in medications that contribute to a successful program of weight loss. You probably have reached the conclusion that will-power alone is not the answer. Quite often, proven weight loss drugs, such as Xenical® are effective when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise.
Xenical®, is the prescription-strength form of orlistat … an FDA-approved drug with a confirmed record of inhibiting absorption of dietary fat.
For the body to absorb them, dietary fats need to be broken down into smaller pieces. Xenical’s active ingredient, orlistat, slows down the enzyme activity that promotes the absorption of dietary fats. The result … about 30 percent of the fat you consume is not absorbed in your intestines. This undigested fat then passes out of your body in your bowel movements, thereby promoting weight loss.
Note: Orlistat does not block the absorption of calories from sugar and other non-fat foods, so you still need to restrict your total intake of calories.
If you choose to get “further into the weeds” in your knowledge about Xenical, here are 3 resources:
Better yet, give us a call or drop an email … Milwaukee Medical Weight Loss & Medispa to discuss your unique circumstances and ideal weight-loss solutions. Together, we’ll determine the right mix of medication, diet, behavioral changes and exercise to achieve your fitness goals.