new diet drug, Xenical (ZEN-i-cal, orlistat)

*** Patients are starting to ask for the new diet drug, Xenical (ZEN-i-cal, orlistat).

It's the first diet drug that works in the GI tract...instead of the brain. It's NOT an appetite suppressant.

Xenical is a lipase inhibitor. Blocking lipase in the GI tract reduces the absorption of dietary fat by about 30%.

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