Xenical (Orlistat) is an FDA-approved weight loss supplement that is regarded as a safe and effective obesity treatment. Xenical may be taken with most other drugs, but it is always a good idea to review with your online pharmacist or doctor the medications you’re on, just to be on the safe side.
You’ll want to inform your doctor of the following things: If you have allergies to any medications, foods, or dyes.
If you are taking Xenical any other medications, either long-term or short-term.
If you are taking cyclosporine or thyroxine. (Xenical has been known in some cases to interfere with the absorption of these medications.)
If you are using any other diet pills or weight loss medications.
If you are using or plan on using any herbal weight loss supplements or dietary supplements, including vitamins. (If you are not taking a multivitamin, your doctor may recommend that you do so while you’re taking Orlistat as the drug may interfere with the absorption of key vitamins from your diet.)
If you have an eating disorder or have had an eating disorder in the past, including anorexia or bulimia.
If you are pregnant or nursing, or if you plan on becoming pregnant.
If you used or still using any kind of antidepressants like Valium or Xanax.
You doctor may also ask to see past medical history records and ask you to review your weight history and your weight goals. Your doctor will want to evaluate your level of commitment to the Xenical/Orlistat weight loss program.
Commitment to the Xenical/Orlistat weight loss program is extremely important and not one to be taken lightly. People who take Orlistat must significantly alter their diets to allow for better digestion and the elimination of fat.
It is important that while you are taking Orlistat you let your doctor know of any uncomfortable side effects or if you make any changes in your medications. Certain changes could alter the effectiveness of the either the medication you’re taking or the Orlistat.