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Orlistat (Xenical and Alii) increase weight loss 0.4 lbs per week
Monday, February 12, 2007 9:45 am Email this article
Orlistat (Xenical and Alii) is a diet pill that prevents the absorption of approximately one-third of dietary fat. Studies lasting 3 months have found that it increases weight loss by approximately 0.4 lbs per week which is nearly as much as to 0.5 lbs seen with other prescription diet pills, however, it does not reduce appetite like other weight loss medications.
Most common side effect is loose stools
The most common side effect is loose stools, however, most people tolerate the drug quite well.
High Fat Diet Not Recommended
High fat diet increases side effects
High fat diets containing nearly 50% fat increases side effects.
Orlistat lowers vitamin E, beta carotene and vitamin D
Absorption of vitamin E, beta carotene and possibly vitamin D is decreased and they may need to be supplemented.
Orlistat could be combined with other diet pills
There appears to be no reason why Orlistat could not be combined with other weight loss medicines such as phentermine to further increase weight loss.
McNeely W, Benfield P. Orlistat. Drugs, 1998 Aug, 56(2):241-9, discussion 250.
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On Mar 01, 2007 at 4:28 am Eddah Tuti wrote:
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Is this pill already available for purchase? Which stores will carry it?
On Mar 01, 2007 at 4:39 am Larry Hobbs wrote:
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The prescription version, Xenical (orlistat), which comes as 120 mg, is available with a prescription from your doctor.
The over-the-counter version, Alii (orlistat), which contains 60 mg, will be available in a couple of months.
I imagine it will be in every supermarket and drugstore around the U.S.
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