Chemical Name: ORLISTAT (OR-li-stat)
Xenical is used with a low-calorie diet to help you lose weight and to maintain your weight after weight loss. Xenical is used in patients with a certain weight who may also have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or heart disease.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication includes oily, spotting BMs, gas with discharge, urgent need to have a BM, oily or fatty stools, an oily discharge, increased number of BMs, inability to control BMs, orange or brown color of a BM, stomach pain and irregular menstrual periods.
Product Code: 1909
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.