Alli Drug Interactions
If certain medications, such as cyclosporine, diabetes medications, and warfarin, are taken with Alli, drug interactions can occur. These reactions may decrease the medications' effectiveness or affect your body's ability to absorb certain vitamins. If interactions are a concern, your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely or adjust your dosages.
An Introduction to Alli InteractionsAlli™ (orlistat) can potentially interact with a number of other medicines. Some of the medicines that may lead to Alli drug interactions include:
- Amiodarone (Cordarone®)
- Cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®)
- Diabetes medications
- Seizure medications
- Thyroid medications, such as:
Alli Drug Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Alli is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Alli may decrease the absorption of amiodarone into your body, perhaps making it less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these drugs together, as you may need to be monitored more closely.
Taking Alli and cyclosporine at the same time may decrease the absorption of cyclosporine into your body, perhaps making it less effective. If you take cyclosporine, you should check with your healthcare provider before taking Alli. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you take cyclosporine three hours after Alli in order to avoid this interaction. You should not take cyclosporine until you have checked with your healthcare provider.