Alli®

alli Weight Loss Capsules

What are alli capsules?

alli is a weight loss capsule that is clinically proven to boost weight loss when added to a reduced calorie and lower fat diet. It can help you achieve 50% more weight loss than you would get through dieting alone. So, for every 2lb you lose through healthy eating / your own efforts, alli can help you lose 1lb more.

How does alli weight loss work?

alli works in a unique way. The active ingredient, orlistat, attaches itself to some of the body’s natural enzymes that break down fat, so you don’t absorb it. alli works by blocking about 25% of the fat you eat from being absorbed. The unabsorbed fat passes naturally out of your body in your stools.

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  • Orlistat (alli's active ingredient) has been widely studied in over 100 clinical trials and has a well-established safety and efficacy profile. It works on the digestive system and is not a stimulant or appetite-suppressant.
  • alli is a weight loss aid that has a medicinal licence, which means it has been rigorously tested in clinical trials.
  • alli can help people steadily and gradually reach a healthier weight. Losing weight helps to reduce the risk of developing serious health problems such as strokes and diabetes.
Who can take alli?

alli is an effective diet aid but it’s not for everyone. It is for overweight adults aged 18 or over with a BMI (body mass index) of 28kg/m2 or more who are willing to adopt a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet and to make the necessary adjustments to their lifestyle. There are some people who must not take alli including:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • If you are taking ciclosporin
  • If you are taking Warfarin or other medicines used to thin your blood
  • If you have cholestasis
  • If you have problems absorbing food
  • If you are allergic to orlistat or any of the ingredients of this medicine

If you are unsure, speak to your local pharmacist.

How to take alli

Always read the label before using.

  • Take one capsule, three times a day at mealtimes – before, during or up to one hour after each meal.
  • Swallow the capsule whole with water and do not take more than three a day.
  • alli works on the fat in your meals, so if you miss a meal or the meal doesn’t contain fat, don’t take a capsule.
  • You should also take a multivitamin every day at bedtime to ensure adequate absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K.
Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Most of the common side effects related to alli (for example, wind with or without oily spotting, sudden or more frequent bowel motions and soft stools) are caused by the way it works and are known as diet-related treatment effects as they are often caused by what you eat. Eat lower-fat meals to help manage these diet-related treatment effects.

alli 60mg hard capsules are a weight loss aid. Contains orlistat. For overweight adults with a BMI of 28 or over. Follow a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet. Always read the label.