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User Reviews for Orlistat

Also known as: Alli, Xenical

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Summary of Orlistat reviews 98 reviews 9.2

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For Obesity: "I have been taking Orlistat on prescription for about 5 months now adding total I have lost 3 stone I have cut out full fat milk and still have the odd chocolate bar and takeaway. It is brilliant. Now and again u can feel a bit bloated then once you have been to the toilet u feel a whole lot lighter absolutely brilliant drug."

   
10

Eyaness August 23, 2015

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For Obesity: "I've been taking orlistat ( xenical 120mg ) 3 pills everyday for 4 months and my weight still the same ,"

   
2.0

abdulla1101 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 20, 2015

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I used it years ago with great success. Not sure what they changed in the formula, but it no longer works for me personally. It used to block some fat which obviously came came inyour poo kind of orangey in color....it doesn't do this anymore....just gives me diarrhea. I'm not wasting anymore money."

   
1.0

MikeT111 August 15, 2015

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "i have lost over 10 pounds in 2 weeks and have had no problem with them at all... I am sticking to low fat labels and cutting out all the bad stuff, the tablets are great because it gets you in the mindset of knowing that theres consequences if you have a lot of fat."

   
8.0

Pebbles122 August 7, 2015

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "Recently purchased alli tablets from chemist, after two weeks my liver and kidneys started hurting so much that I had to stop taking them. I emailed GlaxoSmithKline who said that they was aware that possible liver failure may result. As they originally removed them back in 2012. And they wanted me to sign a consent form (basically wanting me to keep on taking them as their guinea pig) for their research. "

   
3.0

Morse (taken for less than 1 month) August 6, 2015

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "Hi I started taking this medication 3 days ago. I have been running to the toilet a lot. It takes all the oil out which was very disturbing for me in the start but now getting used 2 it. I weighed 93kg which it about 205 lbs. Dr has advised me 2 come back in a month time and get my weight checked - lets hope for the best and will update u if it worked on me. Good luck 2 every1"

   
10

Sana butt July 25, 2015

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For Obesity: "Most of the people who haven't lost a pound are your typical fatsos. They say they eat healthily and exercise, that is what they SAY. The truth, in most cases, is the polar opposite. I worked out 3x a week and cut down to 1200kcal per day. I lost a total of 10lbs in 2 weeks and within 4 months I lost a total of 50lbs. IT WORKS. Eat less, move more, and be consistent. Don't blame the medicine because you haven't made any real changes."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 22, 2015

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Alli (orlistat) for : "I've lost 6 pounds over a month so this stuff does work plus it controls my hunger of course do not eat fat boy food or beer during late hours. And workout or go for a walk after meals. I poop alot as well and fart loud which I'm cool with this my six pack is coming back slowing I'm 36 years old."

   
9.0

SoCal Mountaineer July 21, 2015

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I've been using Alli for several months, with a good diet, and I exercise when I can, but at least a few times per week and I have not lost a single pound on Alli. I get the shits and all, and that is surely no fun, but besides that there is no proof that these pills work. Simple as that."

   
1.0

WeWillRockYouforeverandever (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 12, 2015

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For Obesity: "I love this I've been taking these 2 weeks now and lost 12pounds :)"

   
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xmex July 8, 2015

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For Obesity: "Have been on these for 3 days. Having really bad oily anal discharge but can only assume it's because I ate chocolate birthday cake last night. I'm too scared to eat anything fatty now. I can't risk this happening at work or on the train! I was on these before a few years ago and they didn't do anything for me. Hopefully they'll work this time as I'm a lot heavier than I was then."

   
8.0

Laineys July 5, 2015

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "Just want to comment on an early review from someone saying it didn't work. The person has a BMI lower than this product is intended for and doesn't sound to eat a lot of fat so this product is unlikely to work for them. I have a high BMI and found that it helped my weight loss to be more consistent than dieting alone. I have changed my eating habits and haven't had any negative side effects. You need to put effort in and can't expect it to do all the work for you."

   
8.0

Lusiphur July 4, 2015

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I took it two weeks n lost TEN POUNDS"

   
10

Bre C July 3, 2015

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For Obesity: "Great wonder drug have lost a massive 7 pounds in 2 weeks on this drug. Was 17 stone 4. The weight is still dropping off. Have been put on this as have other medical issues and was putting weight on like no tomorrow. On it for a total over time of 8 weeks my GP wants me down to 14 stone. Great drug with no side effects reported."

   
10

Stubpb (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 25, 2015

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I've used Alli several times with great success in the past! My hypothyroidism got very bad so I stopped after the last recall. Feeling better now so started this week - have lost 8 lbs in one week! LOVE alli!!!"

MaryGoLucky (taken for less than 1 month) June 18, 2015

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "Used for 12 days. Not a pound lighter. 5'6/150. Just need to loose 5-7 pounds for summer. No time to go exercise now: lots of physical work plus yard. Eat mostly salads and soups already, sugar too but not a lot. My husband was taking it too. No change. We both are active, usually go to the gym 3-4 times a week. I have mild metabolism and he has slow metabolism. It's very hard for both of us to lose a single pound. We did notice BM and I think I noticed more hair loss in me. Did take multivitamins plus calcium. After reading online about all the side effects, recall and bad experiences - I decided to put it aside."

   
2.0

uliana May 22, 2015

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I'm on the implanon so I can't manage to lose weight with anything I do but with xenical I have already lost 2 kgs in just 2 days, have not exercised as I am sick at the moment, have two a day with my two meals (lunch and dinner) only thing I stop myself from is snacking (which is tough), can't wait to continue with this product!"

   
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onamission May 15, 2015

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For Obesity: "I am a type 1 diabetic was misdiagnosed as type 2 for 10 years.I have gained 4 stone In a year as I am so insulin resistant and I am currently on 200.units a day of Insulin 6 500g metforming I have neuropathy as well and I'm only 30 years old.I have started weight management programme under NHS for gastric band or bypass surgery but have been given these tablets which a goal to lose 12lb in 6 months.well today after taking g these 4 weeks and the fact I'm on a great deal of mediation I have lose 5kg so 11lb I am over the moon.I really hope this carry in and I can go without the op"

   
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Emswhysall May 12, 2015

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "can i lose my weight with this"

asif ali khan May 4, 2015

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For Obesity: "I have been taking this for three days now, eating lots of veggies, fruits, and lean meats. On day two I experienced an upset stomach and lots of diarrhea. However I feel fine day three. Not sure why day two was so rough?! I'm 5'3" and 148 lbs. Hoping to get to 130 lbs."

   
8.0

Kiminperu (taken for less than 1 month) April 14, 2015

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For Obesity: "I'm currently on day two. I am eating extremely well; fruits, veggies, and lean meats. Having lots of loose stools and gas on day two. Is this normal? I only take the pill with lunch and dinner since naturally I don't get hungry enough to eat until lunch. Going to keep going and crossing my fingers that with light exercise and portion control I can lose a few pounds. I am currently 5'3" and 148 pounds."

   
8.0

Kdoherty April 13, 2015

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "This medicine helped me lose 13 pounds in 3 weeks. Still I have to lose 47 pounds to be in perfect BMI range. No side effects so far, may be because I don't eat oily/fatty food much."

   
9.0

John.pk (taken for less than 1 month) April 12, 2015

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Alli (orlistat) for : "Great pill... You can definitely see it working. Recommend to anyone trying to lose weight."

   
9.0

000000___0 April 2, 2015

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For Obesity: "I've been taking these two days and already I can feel and see the difference my stomach has went so flat it's unbelivable I'm so happy with the results already and I can't wait to see the ending result I would recommend these to anyone who is willing to loose weight it's amazing. I'm happy with the results in two days so God knows what it will be like after 2 months."

   
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Laulau123 (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2015

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "First let me start by saying yes if you eat the wrong foods you will have a bad time. This is a sort of magic pill but you need the right ingredients. Think low fat!You will become aware of what you can and can't eat. I've been on a low fat diet with exercise coupled with these pills. I've been working hard and seeing amazing results. My doctor has said I will probably only need these pills for six months to get to where I need to be. My first weigh in saw me lose 10kgs that's around 21lbs or 1.5st dependant on what you work with. I've cut out all the bad things and have been walking at least a mile a day. As well as doing other exercises a couple times a week. I'm living proof it works.no accidents either. 19st 5 to 17st and counting!"

   
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llc99 February 18, 2015

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