psyllium (Metamucil, etc) can reduce some of the GI side effects of Xenical (orlistat)

There's new evidence that psyllium (Metamucil, etc) can reduce some of the GI side effects of Xenical (orlistat).

Many patients starting on orlistat get the "Xenical blues"...oily stools, flatulence, fecal urgency, anal leakage, etc.

It's the main reason why patients stop taking Xenical...and is due to Xenical inhibiting fat absorption in the GI tract.

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