Unknown / Multiple | Alli (Medication)
Alli is the reduced-strength version (60 milligrams vs. 120 milligrams) of orlistat, a prescription drug to treat obesity. It's approved for over-the-counter sale to overweight adults 18 years and older. Alli is meant to be used in conjunction with a low-calorie, low-fat diet and regular exercise. ...
Like all medicines, Alli can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The most common side effects associated with Alli are wind with or without oily spotting, sudden or more frequent bowel movements, fatty or oily stools and loose stools. These side effects are also known as diet-related treatment effects, as they are often caused by what you eat and by the way alli works.
It is important to remember that if you stick to your recommended fat target, it is unlikely you will experience any problems. However, if you eat too much fat you increase your chances of experiencing diet-related treatment effects. ...
Always tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking. Alli can interact with certain drugs, affecting their levels in your body or how they work. This may lead to life-threatening consequences.
Do not take Alli if:you have had an organ transplant (the medicine is known to interfere with drugs used to prevent transplant rejection); you are taking a drug called cyclosporine; you are not overweight; you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Check with your health care provider before taking this medicine if you are taking any of the following:warfarin (a blood thinner), diabetes medications, thyroid disease medications, other weight loss medications. In some cases, your dosage of medication may need to be adjusted. ...