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Do I take the Xenical AKA Alli ?

So i went to my doctor yesterday - and she told me i have to loose 4LB in 2 weeks and then if i like she will perscribe me with Xenical (Alli) I have read and heard about the side effects , but apparently if people that have had this pill dont eat the right foods - then the side effects are away of the tablet telling your what your eating is wrong! The diet for the pill is High in veg and fruits and a low calorie and low fat intake. im also on the conprecetive Jab (depo), this could also be something that hasnt helped with me Loosing the weight, but i know my diet is terrible and i need to do something now or ill just be failing myself and my little boy. Plus i want to be my "old size" again!! So what do you think about the pill? And have you tired it and does it work for you?? Many thanks!
Asked On : Sat, 6 Feb 2010
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XENICAL (orlistat) is a lipase inhibitor for obesity management that acts by inhibiting the absorption of dietary fats. Pooled data from clinical trials suggests that people given orlistat in addition to lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise, lose about 4.4–6.6 lb more than those not taking the drug over the course of a year.The amount of weight loss achieved with orlistat varies. The primary side effects of the drug are gastrointestinal-related.The manual for Alli makes it clear that orlistat treatment involves aversion therapy, encouraging the user to associate eating fat with unpleasant treatment effects.Absorption of fat soluble vitamins and other fat-soluble nutrients is inhibited by the use of orlistat. A multivitamin tablet containing vitamins A,D,E,K and beta carotene should be taken once a day, at bedtime, when using orlistat.

Answered: Sun, 7 Feb 2010
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