Alli is a brand of weight loss pill from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). They are available over the counter. When taken alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise, Alli is clinically proven to help you shed those extra pounds and reach your ideal weight.
Alli is intended for overweight adults with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 28 or more. BMI is a means of finding out if an individual is overweight or has a healthy weight based on their height. Alli can help you shed more weight than dieting alone.
After completing treatment with Alli, you should continue the changes you made to your diet and exercise regime to prevent future weight gain.
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Dieting advice should always be taken from a trusted and reliable source. We encourage you to speak to your GP or a qualified dietician for personal advice about dieting and exercise.
Alli contains a lipase inhibitor called orlistat.
Lipase is a pancreatic enzyme that digests dietary fats by breaking them into glycerol and fatty acids that can either be burned for energy production or stored in the body. The body struggles to use excessive dietary fat and stores it, resulting in obesity.
Orlistat prevents fat from being absorbed through the intestines. Fat that isn’t absorbed exits the body through bowel movement.
When combined with a low-calorie, low-fat diet, orlistat can help you lose weight.
Alli (orlistat) capsules should be swallowed whole with water three times daily; just prior, during, or up to an hour after eating a meal.
Take Alli with each main meal – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Swallow Alli capsules whole with a glass of water.
Do not crush or chew Alli capsules.
Do not take Alli for longer than 6 months.
Consult your doctor if you haven’t lost weight after taking Alli for 12 weeks.
Information regarding how much fat you can consume while taking Alli, based on your height and weight, can be found in the patient information leaflet (PIL).
What should I do if I forget to take Alli when I should?
If you forget to take Alli when you should, take the missed dose if it’s less than an hour since the last main meal. Skip the missed dose if an hour has already passed since your last meal, and continue with the prescribed dosage – don’t take more to make up for the missed dosage.
What should I do if I take too much Alli?
If you take more than 3 Alli capsules in a day, consult the doctor as soon as possible.
Taking too much Alli will not help you lose weight any faster, but may increase your risk of side effects.
Before you start taking Alli, you must read the enclosed patient information leaflet.
You can read the patient information for Alli online as a PDF.
Do not take Alli weight loss pills if you are allergic to Orlistat or any of the other ingredients of Alli listed in the PIL.
Stop taking Alli and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction after taking it. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining tablets with you, so that doctors treating you know exactly what you took.
Signs of an allergic reaction include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Itchy, red, watery eyes
- Red, itchy rash (hives)
- Swelling of the lips, face or tongue
- Tightness in the chest
Who should not take Alli for weight loss?
Alli (Orlistat) is not suitable for everyone. If you are unsure whether it is safe for you to take Alli, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist for advice.
Do not take Alli weight loss tablets if you:
- Are taking Ciclosporin
- Are taking Warfarin or other anti-coagulants
- Are underweight or the right weight for your age and height according to your BMI
Speak to your doctor before taking Alli if you are taking:
- Medicine for HIV
- Medicines for anxiety
- Medicines for epilepsy
You should inform our medical team of all the medicines you are currently taking. This includes medicines prescribed by your doctor, or bought over the counter, as well as health and herbal supplements.