Alli Diet Pill Information
Alli™ (orlistat) is a non-prescription weight loss medication. At this time, it is the only over-the-counter weight loss drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Before you begin using this diet pill, information on Alli's safety and effectiveness should be reviewed.
This weight loss medicine is approved for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or greater (see BMI Calculator to find your BMI). It is intended to be used along with a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet. Not only will such a diet help you lose more weight, it will also help prevent many Alli side effects, such as gas, abdominal pain, uncontrolled anal seepage of oil, and the urgent need to have a bowel movement.
Alli works by decreasing the absorption of fat from your diet. The stomach and intestines have enzymes called lipases that break down fat into smaller molecules, which are then absorbed from your digestive tract. Alli binds to lipases and inhibits their activity, helping to decrease fat absorption. The drug does not have any effect on carbohydrates or protein.
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