Xenical is the trade name form of the drug Orlistat, and the original version of the product. Manufactured by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, Xenical is used as a treatment for obesity.
It works by blocking absorption of the most calorific of the macronutrients, fats, and by therefore reducing the amount of calories absorbed by the body, it can help individuals to lose weight.
Xenical is considered a generally safe weight loss drug, which avoids many of the side effects associated with stronger fat burning drugs such as Clenbuterol or T3. For example, it does not cause any increase in body temperature nor does it act as a stimulant, something which could be unsafe for the very obese individuals usually prescribed Xenical.
Xenical is best suited to very overweight individuals who struggle with portion control. It should be used in conjunction with a specialised diet set up by your physician.
Xenical will be taken when consuming food.