Active substances: Orlistat
. In clinical trials, skip your dose for that meal, sudden or more frequent bowel motions and soft stools, almost twice as many patients who received Orlistat.
Among weight loss products, it's the only FDA-approved over-the-counter weight loss aid.
Orlistat, the active ingredient in alli, is a lipase inhibitor and works by binding to specific enzymes that break down fats. As a result, about 25 percent of the fat you consume is not absorbed and passes through the digestive system.
Since the calories associated with this unabsorbed fat are not used, the number of calories that enter your system is reduced.
You're ready with alli by your side. Nearly a third of the fat that you eat is blocked by orlistat. The undigested fat is not absorbed into your body and is passed out with your stools faeces.
The normal dose is one capsule - 120 mg, three times a day with each meal. However, you do not need to take one if there is no fat in the meal or if you miss a meal.
There has been limited experience of this treatment, which is only available in injectable form. It is currently mainly being used in specialist centres for people whose obesity has led them to develop other illnesses such as diabetes.
Two other medicines - sibutramine and rimonabant - previously used to help with weight loss are no longer available in the UK because of concerns over their safety.
Book a pharmacy appointment today Orlistat for weight loss is available via a private service from your local pharmacist.
Book a consultation to discuss your weight loss options through the Patient Access app. Reported side-effects of eating too much fat include: flatulence, oily spotting on underwear, increased urgency and loose bowel movements. Tips on how to reduce your fat intake Change from butter or regular spreads to a low-fat spread.