Xenical Vs. Alli

Many people are unaware of the difference between Alli vs. Xenical. For starters, it's important to know that Xenical® (orlistat) is a prescription weight loss medication. Alli is the non-prescription version of Xenical and is currently the only over-the-counter weight loss drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Both products are only available in one strength (Xenical 120 mg capsules and Alli 60 mg capsules). The Alli capsules are a lower strength and are half the strength of Xenical capsules.
Xenical Effects
In studies on Xenical, the drug was shown to help people lose an average of 12.4 pounds after six months. Xenical can also help people who have already lost weight keep the weight off. In one study, 52 percent of people not taking the medicine regained the weight they had lost, compared to just 26 percent of people who took Xenical.
Alli Effects
On average, Alli tends to prevent the absorption of approximately 25 percent of the fat in the diet. Studies have shown that when used in combination with dieting, this medication helps people lose 50 percent more weight than with just dieting alone.
(Click Xenical and Alli to learn more about the differences between these two products, for information on how they work, and to find out what side effects may occur while taking them.)
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