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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Take in conjunction with food or at least within an hour of a meal.1
• Due to malabsorbtion, supplementation with vitamins A, D, E, K, and beta-carotene may be necessary while taking this drug. Separate vitamin E and beta-carotene from medication by two hours.2
• Dwarf elder and Cola are known to have appetite suppressing properties and may have additive effects if taken along with xenical. Consult your physician or pharmacist before taking these herbs and xenical concurrently.3
References1 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
2 Pronsky, Z Food Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
2 Zhi J, Jelia AT, Koss-Twardy SG, et al. The effect of orlistat, an inhibitor of dietary fat absorption, on the pharmacokinetics of beta-carotene in healthy volunteers. J Clin Pharmacol 1996;36:152-159.
2 James WP, Avenell A, Broom J, et al. A one-year trial to assess the value of orlistat in the management of obesity. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 1997;21:S24-S30.
2 Melia AT, Loss-Twardy SG, Zhi J. The effect of orlistat, an inhibitor of dietary fat absorption, on the absorption of vitamins A and E in healthy volunteers. J Clin Pharmacol 1996;36:647-653.
2 Roche, Inc. Xenical package insert. Nutley, NJ:1999 May.
3 PDR (Physician's Desk Reference) for Herbal Medicines. Second edition. Medical Economics Company. Montvale, NJ. 2000: 205, 259.
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