86 reviews


Side Effects None, Mild side effects and Short-term physical illness
User IntentWeight Loss and Weight Maintenance
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86 reviews
Maria T.
Maria T.Sydney, NSW2 posts


I was only able to get up to day 4 (yesterday) I got severe lower back pain, pain in my left ear, bad headache, I felt like I had been punched on the left side of my face and any old injury I had became inflamed. Don't take it if you have had previous back pain and be cautious of other side effects. It really was a horrible experience for me personally. Show details
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ChristinaPerth, WA

Not working, after 4 months not a gram lots

Had side effect in the beginning with brown oily particles on every toilet visit. Show details
GumdropGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC9 posts

So far so good!

I decided to try Xenical after rapid weight gain due to PCOS and an unhealthy relationship with food. I was fed up with how my body looked and felt. After only one week of eating carefully, I am now below 200lbs for the first time in forever. My goal is to drop 50lbs and return to/maintain the healthy weight I was 18 months ago. I am really happy with this drug so far and am experiencing no side-effects. So far so good! Show details
Farah F.
Farah F.Sydney, NSW
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MicheleSouth East Queensland, QLD


Has anyonne else experienced bloating and constipation. Im on my 10th day. I used to be quite regular and now struggle. I have severe pain in my abdomin lhs most of the last 3 days. I have high cholesterol and need to.lose 10kg. Show details
OzgirlNorthern Region, NSW26 posts

Well it does what it says, you won't absorb fats because they're in the toilet

I've been on it for a week, I haven't weighed myself yet but so far I can tell they work. I'm on the loo a couple times a day, even on days where I hadn't taken the pills, I'm still going as if I had taken them, not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing.

I don't like the awful, pain it gives me before a movement, you just feel so unwell. I don't normally eat a lot of fatty foods but this week I have had two feeds of takeaway and I definitely paid for it.  Show details

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A great help

I have lost 4kg in one week using Xenical. I never thought it would work this well. I barely exercise. This has been really encouraging and will keep using this. Show details
Annie Kim
Annie KimGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC3 posts

Only work if you like eating high fat food

I am more like a carb and sugar person... but I took some experiments taking this after some high fat meals. Yes I did dispose those oil away, almost like a full of oil diarrhea.
However it seems not helping with my regular high carb and sugar diet. And if you want to cut the fat out of that high fat meal you took. Just keep in mind you might poop in your pants. Show details
MargaretSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts

Going Great!

I started taking Xenical 10 days ago and have lost 3.2 kg so far. I had a slight headache for the first 24 hours but have had absolutely no side-effects after that. I have not started exercising but I am eating a low-fat diet. I’m very happy at this point Show details
Katya L.
Katya L.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC3 posts

Not Sure it Actually Works

Tried it for a month and no real weight loss from it. Might keep it on hand for the occasions when you know you'll eat too much but it can't tell you if any calories a taken out (as it suggests it removes 1/3 of the fat from food you eat) also if sugar is your weakness then it can't help at all. Show details
kim2 posts

wow really works

i have been on xenical now for just over two weeks. i have lost 1.4kg and 5cm off my waist. i haven't had any of the severe stomach pain and diarrohea that people have been claiming. I am yet to get real serious and start exercising more than i normally do as don't really have that much spare time. Show details

So far so good

I started this medication 7 days ago, i started at 85.7kg, and have already lost 1.3kg. I exercise when I can as i have a tight schedule. I hope if i really knuckle down on my diet and cut half the fat 1. Less oily stools and 2. Will have very fast weight loss. People complaining about having terrible oily farts are definitely binging on the maccas and not passionate about losing weight. Good luck everyone that tries it! Show details

Actually works

Hi All, Done a lot of research before ordering it and it is hard to get it online too without the pre-assessment... I had to lie and add 15 more kilos to my weight to get it... Taking it for one week, 2-3 tablets a day, depends on how many meals I eat daily. In one week I lost 1 kg, perhaps it is due to me being scared to eat anything too fatty, after reading the side effects or uncontrolled accidents ha. I was 77.5 kgs and now I am 76.5 kgs... Hopefully it will continue to work. Show details
LVHMetropolitan Adelaide, SA4 posts

2 1/2 weeks!

So far its been 2 1/2 weeks on half dose of Xenical. (under doctors orders) I have not had the urgency or accidents as others have described and I put this down to my dosage. I have lost just under 3kgs. Would be better if the other alternative Alli (60mg) was available in Australia also as having to split capsules is not fun! Would recommend trying half dosage if full dosage irritates. Show details

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Is Xenical suitable for me?

According to the manufacturer’s instructions, it should only be used by persons with a BMI of 30 or higher. You can find out your BMI by going to the BMI calculator on the Heart Foundation website.

While Xenical is currently available as pharmacist-only medicine, this doesn’t actually mean you need a doctor’s prescription to buy it. You simply walk into a pharmacy, and a pharmacist will assess whether the drug is suitable for your circumstances.

How do I take Xenical?

Xenical is designed to be taken with fatty meals, as it works in your stomach and intestine to prevent your body absorbing up to 30% of the fat found in food. You can take it up to 3 times a day for all 3 meals, provided you eat a limit of 12 grams of fat per meal.

Is Xenical effective?

While Xenical may sound like a miracle cure, it isn’t. It works best when taken with a low fat diet, multivitamins and an exercise regimen. It shouldn’t be solely relied on to shed kilos without any lifestyle changes.

There may also be a number of side effects, such as oily bowels, diarrhoea and constant trips to the bathroom. There are fairly mixed reviews when it came to the effectiveness of this weight loss medication. However, overall, there are more 4 and 5-star reviews than 1 and 2-star reviews.

How much does Xenical cost?

This pharmacy-only medication costs around $94.95 for a 4-week supply.

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