Orlistat

Discussion in 'Orlistat (Xenical)' started by Wobbley Woo, 25 June 2009 Social URL.

  1. Wobbley Woo

    Wobbley Woo Life Is A Constant Diet.

    I wanted to think about taking Orlistat again, but my nurse said you can only take them for 12 months ?

    how long do I have to wait inbetween before I can go back on them ?
     
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  3. *jenjen*

    *jenjen* I will do this...

    Hiya

    I'm not a health care professional but maybe speak to them again. I was reading yesterday on xenical.com that there was no known benefit for prescribing xen for 4 years - it didn't mention anything like 1 year (which is what I was advised when I took Reductil, a completely different type of drug). I did a bit more research and found the following: -

    WILL I HAVE TO TAKE XENICAL FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?
    One of the benefits of Xenical is that while you lose weight, you are changing your eating habits and lifestyle. By the time you have reached your goal, you may be able to maintain your weight through diet and exercise alone. If, however, you start to regain weight, you can safely resume taking Xenical. Xenical has been shown to be safe for up to two years of continuous use. Xenical can become part of your long-term weight maintenance program.


    Can you maybe have a discussion about it with your Dr?

    xx
     
  4. Wobbley Woo

    Wobbley Woo Life Is A Constant Diet.

    Thanks for that its much appreciated, I didn't real my goal when on it, I stopped after 10 months of taking it and tried to diet and exercise alone. I did loose another stone but have hit a brick wall so wanted to try again with the orlistat.
     
  5. ninajw83

    ninajw83 Silver Member

    I can't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to recommence the xenical, it doesn't stay in your system for very long and i can't say i've found any research about negating effects of long term use xx
     
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