Orlistat (Xenical) is an oral drug also known as tetrahydrolipstatin which works by decreasing the weight and treating obesity. The compound is widely used among bodybuilders and athletes to prevent the absorption of fats from the human body and to reduce the caloric intake. Xenical can also help to improve risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar. By using Xenical the unabsorbed fat is then removed from the body in the stool. Xenical should not be used by the persons below 18 years.
Orlistat is usually taken 3 times a day during every meal containing fat. The average dosage is a 120mg per day. Due to the fact that Xenical may decrease the absorption of vitamins and it is useful to take a multivitamin once a day at bedtime. While taking this drug bodybuilders and athletes should follow their diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
The side effects that may occur after the use of Xenical are: itching, hives, rash, difficulty breathing or swallowing, severe or continuous stomach pain, excessive tiredness or weakness, excessive tiredness or weakness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, light-colored stools, dark-colored urine, stomach pain, irregular menstrual periods, loose stools, difficulty controlling bowel movements, pain or discomfort in the rectum, anxiety and headache.