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27 Aug 2007

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Why is Xenical a schedule 5 medicine- it seems pretty harmless just blocking fat.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Yolandi
Xenical is a Schedule 5 medication because it needs to be prescribed by a medical dr who has assessed your suitability for using it and who is supposed to monitor your progress. In addition, Xenical may cause deficiencies of the fat-soluble vitamins A, E, D and K, so the dr should also monitor if you develop such deficiencies and if this should occur, prescribe supplements.
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