A oral drug manufactured by Roche Laboratories (generic name: orlistat) prescribed for weight loss, typically for those people who are more than 20% overweight. Xenical works by attaching itself to the lipases in the intestines and prevents them from breaking down fat. Xenical claims to block up to 30 percent of fat intake, but requires a reduced-calorie diet for best results. Xenical became famous, or rather infamous, for its rather nasty list of potential side effects (although most of these actually indicate that the drug is working):

Side effects may include: spotting, gas with discharge, urgent need to go to the bathroom, oily or fatty stools, an oily discharge, increased number of bowel movements, and inability to control bowel movements. Due to the presence of undigested fat, the oil seen in a bowel movement may be clear or have a coloration such as orange or brown.