Alli is an over-the-counter medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to assist with weight loss in adults in conjunction with a low-calorie diet. Alli is also referred to by its drug name, Orlistat.
Alli is a lipase inhibitor. It is believed that Alli works by preventing your body from absorbing calories from fat in foods.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Alli should be taken three times a day.
Alli comes in capsule form.
The FDA-approved label for Alli lists common side effects including increased defecation, fecal incontinence, fecal urgency, fat or oil in the stool, fatty or oily discharge expelled with gas, and oily spotting.
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