Alli tablets are a weight loss medicine designed to reduce the calorie intake of meals when taken. Containing the active ingredient Orlistat, the weight reduction capsules target fat in your digestive system.
Only used in adults aged 18 and above, who are overweight and have a body mass index (BMI) of 28 and above.
This medicine works by stopping about a quarter (25%) of the fat in your meals from being absorbed. The fat will pass out of your body in stools, giving amazing results when taken alongside a low-calorie diet.
Although fat is part of a healthy diet, eating too much can cause you to gain weight and while reducing fat intake is a really important part of your weight loss journey, using alli with a reduced calorie low fat diet can help you lose that much more.
When you eat a meal that contains fat, enzymes in your digestive system break down the fat into smaller particles that can be absorbed. But when you take alli before the meal it attaches to some of those enzymes and stops about 25% of the fat from being digested.
This undigested fat passes out of your body naturally so you absorb fewer calories from what you eat.
You can buy certain pack sizes and doses over the counter in the UK. You don’t need a prescription to buy this dose, but a pharmacist will need to ensure the treatment is suitable and safe for you.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Most of the common side effects related to Alli are caused by the way it works. You should eat lower-fat meals to help manage these diet-related treatment effects.
Possible side effects include
Alli can be taken immediately before, during or up to one hour after a meal. The capsule should be swallowed with water. This usually means one capsule at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose the day you will start taking the capsules ahead of time.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children, do not store above 25 degrees.
Some over the counter medicines are only allowed to be sold under the supervision of a pharmacist. Orlistat is one of these medicines.
Just like when you buy this medicine in a high street or local pharmacy, the pharmacist will need to ask you a few questions. This is a legal requirement for selling this type of medicine.
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