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  • n. A drug designed to treat obesity


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  • Another prescription diet drug, orlistat, is being considered for over-the-counter status.

    Hold the phone and the fries

  • One of these diet pills, the “fat blocker” Xenical, the brand name of a drug called orlistat, must be accompanied by a low-calorie diet to reduce your weight by about 5 percent for most.

    The 17 Day Diet

  • Alli, known by the generic name orlistat, works by blocking the gut from absorbing some fat from food.

    Glaxo to Weigh Results

  • Preliminary testing confirms that the counterfeit products do not contain the active ingredient orlistat, which is found in the authentic alli product.

    Medindia Health News

  • In the research conducted, overweight persons on a low-carb diet managed to lose almost as much weight as those who had pulled back their intake of food rich in fats and were put on a weight-loss aid called orlistat, marketed as Xenical or Alli.


  • It contains 60mg of orlistat, which is the name of the higher dose prescription-only version. news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph

  • Alli (also known as orlistat) will be available to dieters without the need for a prescription from their GP.

    Daily Express News Feeds

  • Food and Drug Administration finding of increased risk of suicide during treatment with rimonabant, we recommend increased alertness by physicians to these potentially severe psychiatric adverse reactions. 16 issue of the British Medical Journal, Padwal's team found that long-term users of weight-loss drugs such as orlistat (Xenical), sibutramine (Meridia) and rimonabant experienced only modest weight loss -- less than 11 pounds, which was less than 5 percent of their total body weight.


  • That is somewhat similar to how some diet drugs work, such as orlistat, marketed as Xenical by Roche Holding AG, and Alli by GlaxoSmithKline PLC.

    Information Liberation

  • Seven medications are referenced: sibutramine, orlistat, phentermine, and diethylpropion, and three drugs that are not approved for obesity treatment, fluoxetine, sertraline, and buproprion.

    The Flex Diet


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