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In studies, commonly reported side effects of Xenical included stomach pain, oily spotting, gas, and fecal urgency. These side effects are typically minor and easily treated -- especially if you pay attention to the amount of fat in your diet. Some side effects, however, should be reported to your healthcare provider right away, such as kidney stones or signs of an allergic reaction.
An Introduction to Xenical Side Effects
Common Side Effects of XenicalXenical has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
- Oily spotting (uncontrolled anal oil seepage) -- in up to 26.6 percent of people
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain) or discomfort -- up to 25.5 percent
- Gas with a small amount of oil or stool -- up to 23.9 percent
- Fecal urgency (an urgent but controlled need to have a bowel movement) -- up to 22.1 percent
- Fatty or oily stool -- up to 20 percent
- Oily evacuation (bowel movements of just oil, without stool) -- up to 11.9 percent
- Increased frequency of bowel movements -- up to 10.8 percent
- Nausea -- up to 8.1 percent
- Uncontrolled, spontaneous bowel movements (known as fecal incontinence) -- up to 7.7 percent.
- The flu
- A respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold)
- Back pain
- Menstrual irregularity
- Ear infection.