Xenical Information Resource
Welcome to the Xenical information web site. If you are struggling to lose weight, then you may have heard about Xenical, a slimming drug manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Roche. Xenical is a weight loss pill and may be prescribed to you if you have a Body Mass Index, or BMI, greater than 30, or you have a BMI greater than 27 together with other risk factors such as elevated levels of cholesterol, high blood pressure, type II diabetes or heart problems.
This site has been designed to inform you about Xenical, and help you decide whether it is right for you. It is also important that you discuss with your doctor whether Xenical is right for you.
Xenical in the UK and EU
Xenical was approved by the EMEA for use within the EU on July 29th, 1998 and was was approved by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) for prescription to suitable patients on the NHS in March 2001.
It is recommended that treatment with Xenical should be stopped if the patient has not been able to lose 5% of their initial body weight during the first 12 weeks of treatment.
Xenical in the US
Xenical was approved by the FDA in the US for use as a weight loss drug on April 23rd, 1999.