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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience in Bariatrics
Fat disolvent: I won't recommend this as a diet drug as the side-effects are undesirable.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Carter-Miller
42 years experience in Family Medicine
It is not the fats!!: Orlistat works in very limited situations. Primarily, it is useful for reducing fat absorption. Therefore, if you have a diet high in fats, it may w ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
No miracle pills: Must walk 60 min every day minimum the rest of your life.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not particularly.: Not dangerous, but not fun.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Quite safe.: Xenical (orlistat) binds fat and allows it to pass through your body unabsorbed. This prevents the fat from contributing to weight gain. You need to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Orlistat: Exercise more eat less. Get the app myfitnesspal. Track calories for 2 weeks. Then lower intake by 500 a day and you will get to goal eventually. s ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Diamond
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Depends upon the patient, but xenical has been effective [or it's otc counterpart- alli] for a number of patients.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Not really: Even though it is prescribed and taken by some, it is not that effective.It is supposed to suppress appetite and initially it does and one may loose 1 ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience in Bariatrics
None: I have not encountered anyone.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience in Bariatrics
Yes: When it first came out. My patients did and they did not want it anymore.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Apidex- p (phentermine) is a stimtulant that suppresses appetite.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Simple: You don't need medication. Simply stop all forms of sugar and sweeteners. Triglycerides are sugar related, not fatr.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Depends: Alli weight loss the main issue is fecal incontinence people find this difficult to follow secondary to these issues. If you can tolerate this works.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Works for some: Orlistat works by interfering with fat absorption in your intestinal track. As a result, your body absorbs last fat from your meals. The downside is i ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
8-10%: 8-10% of your body weight *before* you started using orlistat.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Moderately: Orlistat (or alli) keeps the body from absorbing a lot of fat in the food. If you are able to stay on a low fat diet, you can lose weight on it. Howev ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience in Psychiatry
no : Orlistat helps with losing weight by blocking the absorption of some fats. This can cause diarrhea and weight loss, since you are absorbing less of w ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Duggan
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Lifestyle : Unfortunately your story is a common one. Medications are not shown to lead to sustained weight loss although they have been recognized as kick starte ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, it can work: A meta-analysis of 22 studies trials showed that average weight loss was about 20lb over the course of a year. However, the weight came back after st ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Orlistat is known as both Alli and xenical.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Orlistat stool chang: No every body who takes orlistat has fatty stools, that how it works by blocking the absorption of fats orlistat blocks the absorprtion of fats and fa ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Side effects: Taking more than the recommended dose increase your chance for side effects: flatulence, fecal urgency, anal leakage...there's no need to go above the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Fat burner: There are many pages of ads for this product when one googles it. There is however no evidence it does what it says. It probably is effective at makin ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Contraindicated: Not safe in pregnancy. Safety category changed from b probably safe to x contraindicated. You should not try to lose weight while pregnant. Make sur ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
"Meds": Please start on the web and learn everything you can about these products before you decide which one(s) are OK and safe! When you have settled this ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
NO: No.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lance Ashworth
19 years experience in General Practice
No, but B careful: Lipo 6 her by nutrex, is not a non-stimulating harmless fat burner.It does not contain orlistat.It contains many others 2 b used w caution. Citrus aur ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Coincidence likely: There are reported liver toxiicty and in the test tube its toxic to liver cells. if true; Sure is rare. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlistat#Side_e ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carson Liu
33 years experience in General Surgery
Safe Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate): Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) has been FDA approved and shown to be safe and effective through randomized - controlled studies. Every drug has a ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Stop: Usually rashes are a sign that you are allergic to the medication.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Look it up: On wikipedia. I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Nelsen
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
1-2 Hours: The half life is 1-2 hours. That means that the medicine only stays in your intestines for a few hours. In 2 hours, only 60mg is still effective if ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Should not: Even though it won't for most, any short term loss should be more than made up for by the "new" skinnier you. Stay committed!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, it's okay to take together.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No interaction: Those drugs do not interact.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: I cannot recommend over the counter fat burners, the active ingredient in many of these products is very high dose caffiene which could cause problems ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Back to school: There is no such right answer. But remember Orlistat is a product that will NEVER lead you to real or lasting weight loss. Obesity is a problem of sug ... Read More

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