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Popular Weight Loss Drug is Coming Back This Month

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Find out now what popular - FDA approved - weight loss drug is finally coming back after a brief hiatus from the shelves of over-the-counter weight loss drugs.


According to a CBS news report, the makers (GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)) of the popular weight loss drug “alli®” announced that alli® will become available as early as this month after a nearly year-long absence due to product tampering concerns.

According to a news release from GSK last year:

GSK received inquiries from consumers in seven states about bottles of alli® that contained tablets and capsules that were not alli®. A range of tablets and capsules of various shapes and colors were reported to be found inside bottles. Additionally, some bottles inside the outer carton were missing labels and had tamper-evident seals that were not authentic. These tampered products were purchased in retail stores.

Alli® is advertised as the only FDA-approved over-the-counter weight loss drug that is clinically proven to boost weight loss efforts. Approved for overweight adults, 18 years and older, alli® contains orlistat in a non-prescription dose―60 milligrams versus 120 mg in prescription dosage―which reportedly helps prevent about 25 percent of the fat a person eats from being absorbed.

This fat-absorption blocking property more precisely works by inactivating a natural digestive enzyme in the digestive tract called “Lipase.” Lipase normally breaks down fat into smaller components, which are then easily absorbed into the bloodstream. With the lipase enzyme disabled however―when alli® is taken before a meal―less fat makes it to the bloodstream while more fat is eliminated through bowel movements.

The mechanism of action behind alli® is why some of the more unpleasant side effects experienced by some users of alli® include:

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• Gas with an oily anal discharge
• Loose stools or diarrhea
• More-frequent bowel movements
• Hard-to-control bowel movements

The primary recommendation for avoiding or lessening these side effects are to consume a low-fat diet (15 grams of fat or less per meal) when taking alli® for weight loss.

So how much weight can you lose with alli®? It depends on your diet and level of activity. By taking alli® alone, without changing diet or level of activity, you can expect to lose a few pounds in a year’s time. However, you can expect greater results by eating a low-calorie diet and exercising regularly while on alli®.

Orders for alli® are being taken at this time. The current listed price on Amazon is $59.69 for a 120-count bottle, with free shipping.

Here is some news about another weight loss drug that was recently approved by the FDA for helping dieters supplement their weight loss efforts. In addition here are 8 OTC diet pills you need to know about for successful weight loss.


CBS News― “Popular Weight Loss Pill Ally Returning In February”