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Australian Journal of Pharmacy : September 2005
Xenical’s new TV campaign encourages consumers to ask you, their pharmacist, to ‘BOOST’ their diet. Customers like Cathy will trust you to ignore the gimmicks and ‘quick fi x’ options and sell them a clinically proven weight loss treatment that really works. Xenical is the only Pharmacist Only medicine clinically proven to boost a diet by 70%.1 So recommend Xenical and help your customers lose weight, without losing their trust. $3MILLIONADVERTISING BOOST FOR PHARMACY regain in obese patients. Lancet 1998;352:167-173. TRADE NAME XENICAL® (orlistat) Pharmacist Only Medicine. Before prescribing or dispensing, please review approved Product Information. References: 1. Sjostrom L, Rissanen A, Andersen T, et al. Randomised placebo-controlled trial of orlistat for weight loss and prevention of weight INDICATIONS Treatment of obese patients with a body mass index (BMI) = 30, and overweight patients with a BMI = 27 in the presence of other risk factors, in conjunction with a mildly hypocaloric diet. CONTRAINDICATIONS Hypersensitivity to orlistat or any of the excipients; pancreatic enzyme deficiency; chronic pancreatitis; major gastrointestinal surgery; chronic malabsorption syndrome; cholestasis. PRECAUTIONS Monitor saturated fat intake; ensure adequate intake of fat-soluble vitamins; caution with peptic ulcer, psychiatric/neurologic disorders, symptomatic cholelithiasis, postsurgical adhesions, bulimia or laxative abuse, cardiac, renal, hepatic, GI, endocrine disorders, renal stones, fat-soluble vitamin deficiency. Pregnancy Category B1, avoid breast-feeding. INTERACTIONS Cyclosporin; oral anti-coagulants; oral hypoglycaemic agents; fat soluble vitamins should be taken 2 hours pre- or post- XENICAL dose; acarbose; other anti-obesity agents; amiodarone. ADVERSE EFFECTS GI upset; nausea; dyspepsia; headache; asthenia; see full PI. DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION One 120 mg capsule with each meal (during or up to one hour after the meal). Roche Products Pty Limited ABN 70 000 132 865, 4 - 10 Inman Road, Dee Why NSW 2099. TM® Registered Trademarks. URSA RXC5237