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Single doses of 800 mg XENICAL and multiple doses of up to 400 mg three times a day for 15 days have been studied in normal weight and obese subjects without significant adverse findings.
Should a significant overdose of XENICAL occur, it is recommended that the patient be observed for 24 hours. Based on human and animal studies, systemic effects attributable to the lipase-inhibiting properties of XENICAL should be rapidly reversible.
XENICAL is contraindicated in:
- Pregnancy [see Use In Specific Populations]
- Patients with chronic malabsorption syndrome
- Patients with cholestasis
- Patients with known hypersensitivity to XENICAL or to any component of this product
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/7/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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