Alli - Used for: Managing obesity in overweight adults. It may also be used to reduce the risk of weight regain after previous weight loss. It is used along with a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet.
Alli is a gastrointestinal lipase inhibitor. It works by blocking the digestion of fats from the diet.
Alli blocks some of the fat that you eat, keeping it from being absorbed by your body.
Alli is used together with a reduced-calorie diet and weight maintenance to treat obesity in people with certain risk factors (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol or triglycerides).
Alli may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
It is dangerous to purchase Alli on the Internet or from vendors outside of the United States. Medications distributed from Internet sales may contain dangerous ingredients, or may not be distributed by a licensed pharmacy. Samples of "Alli" purchased on the Internet have been found to contain sibutramine (Meridia), a prescription weight loss medication that can have dangerous side effects in certain people. For more information, contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or visit www.fda.gov/buyonlineguide.
Alli is a lipase inhibitor for obesity management that acts by
inhibiting the absorption of dietary fats. At the recommended
therapeutic dose of 120 mg three times a day, Alli inhibits
dietary fat absorption by approximately 30%. It works by inhibiting
pancreatic lipase, an enzyme that breaks down fat in the
intestine. Without this enzyme, fat from the diet is excreted
undigested, and not absorbed by the body. Because some vitamins are
fat soluble, the effect of Alli is to reduce their body
absorption. Therefore the drug should only be taken in conjuction with
fatty meals, and a multivitamin tablet containing these vitamins (D E
K and beta-carotene) should be taken once a day, at least 2 hours
before or after taking the drug. In the March 15, 2004 issue of Cancer
Research,  Steven J. Kridel et al. state that Alli may also inhibit growth of prostate cancer, and in theory may be useful in treating other cancers, by interfering with the metabolism of fats.
Indication: For obesity management including weight loss and weight maintenance when used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet. Also used to reduce the risk for weight regain after prior weight loss.
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For weight loss in adults ≥18 years who are overweight and have a body mass index (BMI) of ≥25. Body mass index is a way to find out if the patient have a healthy weight or are overweight for the patient\'s height.
Alli is used to treat obesity in people with a body mass index (BMI) more than 30. It can also be used to treat obesity in people with diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol and a BMI more than 27. Alli works by preventing your body from absorbing the fat in the food you eat. Fat that is not absorbed is passed out from your body in the stools. Alli is meant to be taken as part of a complete weight management programme that should include exercise, a healthy diet and other lifestyle changes.