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Is Alli safe to use?

Is Alli safe to use?

Yes: But be careful with the total fat at each meal due to bad gastrointestinal side effects. I would not recommend this be taken long term. Some have implicated this med with liver problems. ...Read more

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When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more


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Can you take Alli as once offs or does it need to be taken continuously?

Can you take Alli as once offs or does it need to be taken continuously?

Diet Pills: I would recommend you not waste your money or your health on this product. This, like much of the weight loss supplements market, is not a product that will lead you to real or lasting weight loss. It will, however, postpone your making life changes and lowering your calories and sugars that you should not be eating. ...Read more

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Could Alli make you lose weight?

Could Alli make you lose weight?

It can assist with: Absorbing some fat content of food you eat but to lose weight you still need to be mindful of caloric intake and remain physically active. ...Read more

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Can I use Alli occasionally when I eat fat?

Can I use Alli occasionally when I eat fat?

You might regret it: You should be on a low-fat diet when you use alli. If you take it with a fatty meal all the fat will pass through and you might wind up with an accident. ...Read more

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Have you recommended the diet fat blocker alli?

Have you recommended the diet fat blocker alli?

No: When on a diet rich in fats and you take pills to block fat absorption, you are likely to have problems controlling your bowel movements. You may find yourself in situations with the need for immediate access to a toilet and possibly even situations where you don't always make it in time. Limit fats and increase proteins and don't take such medications. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks to the Alli fat blocker?

Are there any health risks to the Alli fat blocker?

Yes: Alli is the over the counter & lower dose version of orlistat, a drug that blocks fat absorption from food. Common minor side effects include:fatty/oily stools, increase defecation, fecal urgency/incontinence... The drug can also cause malabsorption of fat-soluble vitamins, thus a multivitamin is usually recommended to take with orlistat. Major side effects of orlistat include: liver/kidney toxicity. ...Read more

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What are the health risks to taking the Alli fat blocker?

What are the health risks to taking the Alli fat blocker?

Toilet problems: When on a diet rich in fats and you take pills to block fat absorption, you are likely to have problems controlling your bowel movements. You may find yourself in situations with the need for immediate access to a toilet and possibly even situations where you don't always make it in time. Limit fats and increase proteins and don't take such medications. ...Read more

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Why can't people who have had gallbladder problems use alli?

Why can't people who have had gallbladder problems use alli?

Risk of gallstones: Rapid weight loss increases the risk of gallstones. This is likely a reason for the recommendation against orlistat (alli or xenical) for weight loss in people with gallstones. There may be other reason as well. ...Read more

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Can I take Alli and minocycline together? Thanks in advance.

Can I take Alli and minocycline together? Thanks in advance.

Interactions.: Drugs. Com showed no interactions (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1636-0,1756-2541)

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How long does it take for Alli to mess up other medications?

Depends on med: Alli would potentially interfere with absorption and levels of fat-soluable medications. If concern, you should ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I am desperate and need to be losing weight. I am currently on the Alli plan, I lost some weight, but my goal is way off?

I am desperate and need to be losing weight. I am currently on the Alli plan, I lost some weight, but my goal is way off?

Very common: Most people have a hard time losing as much weight as they would like. But, in general, a person's blood pressure and cholesterol will go down after a weight loss of 5-10%. So try not to get discouraged. Talk to your doctor, and if possible a dietitian to find out what more you can do to reduce calories and increase physical activity. ...Read more

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What should the fat intake be while taking alli?

What should the fat intake be while taking alli?

Alli: When taking Alli you should limit your fat intake, but not eliminate fat entirely or the Alli won't work. The Alli works by blocking fat absorption into the body so that you feel full. So would eat a lower fat diet. ...Read more

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I am taking alli. Is it normal to have fatty stools?

I am taking alli. Is it normal to have fatty stools?

Yes: Alli inhibits intestinal lipase an enzyme responsible for fat digestion. So rather than absorbing the fat, it passes in you stool. ...Read more

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What are the differences between phentermine and alli?

What are the differences between phentermine and alli?

Work differently.: Alli helps to prevent fat absorption. Phentermine is an amphetamine. Alli is OTC, Phentermine is by prescription. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Alli orlistat 60mg with chantix?

Is it ok to take Alli orlistat 60mg with chantix?

Okay: It's okay. Good job on making healthy changes in your life! ::giving you a high five::. ...Read more

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What is better to lose weight? Lipozene or alli?

What is better to lose weight? Lipozene or alli?

Apples vs oranges: You're comparing a dietary supplement w/o any scientific proof of effectiveness or safety (just empty promises claiming no side effects b/c it's natural, organic, herbal, gluten-free etc) vs FDA-approved over-the-counter medication w/documented evidence of effectiveness (not much but statistically valid) & safety as well as known potential side effects. Focus on nutrition & exercise 1st. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is the diet pill Alli safe to take?

Can you tell me is the diet pill Alli safe to take?

Diet pills: Much better for you to see a dietitian.

Also, go to the web and look up "diet and weight loss". Focus on the articles that discuss "diet and exercise". ...Read more

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Can you tell me some opinions on the diet pill alli?

Can you tell me some opinions on the diet pill alli?

Diet pill: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting or a pill, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, ; start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Most physicians wouldn't suggest a diet pill. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any opinions on the diet pill alli?

Can you tell me of any opinions on the diet pill alli?

So not like: It causes diarrhea if you eat fat. It just forces you to eat right. Better just to follow a healthy diet ...Read more

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I take 108mg of methadone can I take Alli to lose weight?

Alli: Can be taken but you should watch for jaundice and monitor fat soluble vitamins (A D K and E) as these may become deficient over time. Best to take this medication under physicians supervision. Don't take if pregnant. ...Read more

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My friend (Alli) asked.... How do you know if a condom broke?...

My friend (Alli) asked.... How do you know if a condom broke?...

Its usually: OBVIOUS...small "breaks" are VERY rare!
...and usually are NOT the "reason" for a Pregnancy!


Hope this helps!

Good Luck!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is xenical (orlistat, alli) effective to lose 20lbs within one year?

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 stopping the medication. It's not great to take the med long term (unpleasant side effects), so it'll really take a good diet and exercise regimen to keep the weight off. Good luck! ...Read more

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I would like to take Alli but I have had my gallbladder removed. Can i still use it?

Yes, Alli is a drug: That works by blocking the action of a fat digesting enzyme called lipase. Lipase is made in the pancreas, so previous gallbladder removal will have no effect. The side effects also remain the same: greasy stools diarrhea, soiling, vitamin absorption problems. This is, because fat stays in the stool instead of being absorbed from the intestine. And weight loss is modest. ...Read more

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I am currently taking creatine, sida cordifolia, and alli, will they cause any problem?

I am currently taking creatine, sida cordifolia, and alli, will they cause any problem?

Probably: S cordifolia contains ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). The concentration depends on cultivation & processing of the plant parts. Ir is dangerous particularly under strenuous exercise. Seizures & severe cardiac complications are major problem. Think Cocaine or ecstacy. I would recommend against its use. ...Read more