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Butterfly_Dawn wrote:Never been on Xenical myself, but a few people on here have. Unfortunately most meds for schizophrenia have a list of side effects, not many of them pleasant, so you are doig well just to get the weight gain (I'm a psychology postgrad )!
From what I think I know of Xenical, it prevents fat absorption so that you basically pass any fat you eat straight through? In this case it's a tool to use if you are having trouble with sticking to a low fat diet, but if you are doing that already I would say that perhaps it might not be for you. I could be telling porkies though - don't know much about weightloss pills and potions since I've been lucky enough to get away with just diet and exercise.
Rustie wrote:My sister has been on Xenical and had to stop due to the stool problem that everyone talks about. If you dont dramaticly cut out fat so that your eating near to no fat then you get the side effect of orange runnny poo. Its like an oil slick that you cant stop.
I was going to try it but the thought of that happening put me off!
mimosa8 wrote:Hi im a psychiatric nurse. most antipsychotics cause weight gain due to blocking dopamine receptors, they are not sure for certain if it is increase appetite or decreased metabolism that contributes. Olanzapine and Clozapine are the worst offenders. Risperdal is not as bad and seroquel has the least.
Xenical is a weight loss drug that doesn't act as a stimulant. instead it block fat absorption I think 30%. I have tried it once for a week. It gave me bad diarrhoea.. and scary oil type skidmarks, sense of urgency to go. much worse when you eat fat!! so stay well away from curry.. i know cos Ive been there! lol
Ive seen some patients on clozapine go onto meridia for weight loss.
Talk to your psyche and GP and type in xenical on internet search.
Butterfly_Dawn wrote:The Risperdal will change some of the chemicals your brain makes (blocks dopamine receptors, therefore affects levels of the chemical dopamine) but it appears they're not sure how exactly that impacts on weight gain (apart from that it makes you gain some, they're just not sure exactly how it does this - i.e. appetite or metabolism).
SOOOOO the Xenical will still stop the fat being absorbed by your innards during digestion (presuming you are still eating fat in your current diet), regardless of the Risperdal. If the Risperdal is affecting your metabolism this may reduce its effectiveness somewhat since your metabolism of other things you eat will still be sluggish. If it affects your appetite, then the Xenical effectiveness will depend on whether you can control your appetite and not eat heaps of non fatty foods (like lollies).
So in short YES Xenical will still do the job it does (prevent fat absorbtion) but the extent to which this will help you lose weight will depend on some other factors like the amount of fat you currently eat, what else you eat and what your metabolism is like (some of which may be affected by Risperdal ).
or at least that's my understanding of it.
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