When and How to Take It

General considerations for when and how to take Alli include the following:
  • The medication comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth with each fat-containing meal, up to three times per day.
  • If you miss a meal, or if you have a meal without any fat, you should skip the dose of Alli.
  • The medication should be combined with a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet. Eating too much fat increases the risk of side effects. In general, you should try to limit your fat intake to less than 30 percent of your total daily calories.
  • Each starter pack comes with a code and instructions on how to sign up for myalliplan, an online tool that can help you in your weight loss journey. This tool contains a wealth of useful information. In addition, it will actually tailor an individual weight loss plan for you and can help you track your progress.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed by the package instructions.

Dosing Information

There is only one recommended Alli dose, regardless of your age, weight, or other medications or medical conditions.
(Click Alli Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Alli

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Alli. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Urgent need to have a bowel movement
  • Gas
  • Oily spotting (uncontrolled anal seepage of oil).
(Click Alli Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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