Alli uses are concerned with helping people lose weight by binding to enzymes that break down fat molecules. The drug is designed to be used along with a low-calorie, reduced-fat diet. Alli is the first non-prescription weight loss medicine that has been approved by the FDA. It is used for adults only and is not approved for children under the age of 18.
What Is Alli Used For?Alli™ (orlistat) is an over-the-counter (non-prescription) medication used to aid in weight loss. It is currently the only non-prescription weight loss drug that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Alli is actually a non-prescription version of Xenical®, a prescription weight loss medication that has been available for several years.
Alli 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, particularly the side effects that affect the digestive system. Each Alli starter pack comes with instructions and a code that allows you to access myalliplan, an online tool designed to help you in your weight loss efforts. This tool includes many useful tips, recipes, and other features, and can even tailor a specific weight loss plan for you based on a brief survey that you take.