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User Reviews for Orlistat

Also known as: Alli, Xenical

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "Well, I've been taking orlistat for 6 days three times a day, already lost 1 kg. Although I have a headache and am slightly constipated, I am happy I have found something that works."

   
8.0

슈슈 (taken for less than 1 month) May 14, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "If you're having problems with oily farts then you're not following the recommendation of a reduced fat diet! That oil is fat your body isn't absorbing, anytime it starts happening to me it's my reminder I need to watch what I eat!! I also have IBS I now have regular BMs and haven't been as bloated. Also my appetite isn't as strong where I'm binge eating and I'm not craving junk food as much."

   
8.0

Unique Monique May 13, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I have a feeling that the people commenting that it "doesn't work" are the ones expecting Alli to be a "miracle pill" for weight loss. You CANNOT eat rubbish whilst taking these, it won't work. It's as simple as that. Yes, the pounds won't literally slide off you, but they assist you alongside a healthy, low fat diet and exercise. I lost a steady 2lbs / 3lbs a week using these. Diet was full of fish, meat, fruit and veggies, and I snacked on healthy nuts and seeds (I also took a multivitamin supplement as recommended). I did HIIT workouts and jogged 3-4 times a week. They work if you put the effort in and they're used properly."

   
9.0

xnicnak (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 7, 2017

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "Well $200 dollars spent I sure hope this works . I am 230 lbs . My knees hurt constantly so I figured I better do something if I want to be mobile without pain . I will keep you informed on my weight loss if any ."

Marilyn13 May 4, 2017

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For Obesity: "I started taking orlistat yesterday morning, and weighed myself this morning to find I'd already lost 5lbs. I'm actually amazed. I've had no side effects so far so I'm really happy. I have been exercising and eating healthy for the past two months with only minimal weight loss. I have to lose 7kg in 3 months for them to continue giving me this drug and so far I can't see that being a problem! Will update in a few weeks with my progress, very pleased so far"

   
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Amiiiix April 28, 2017

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For Obesity: "I tried Orlistat years ago but was ignorant towards its use (not controlling fatty foods and having lovely sunset yellow accidents), so gave it up. I have struggled with PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovaries Syndrome) since the age of 17 and one of my symptoms has been WEIGHT. Always been overweight and when I do diet and exercise the hormonal imbalance will make it harder to lose the Ib's and I gain muscle instead. After two kids its become harder to lose any weight and decided to go back to prescribed Orlistat. Now 4 days in, bloated, flatulance, no accidents, looser stools and bloatness goes away after relieving myself. Not weighed myself yet. (2nd day I felt dizziness, but no more). I'm careful with fat consumption and try not to snack in between meals."

   
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A.i.s.h.a April 27, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I have always been a small person but now I am 23 lbs. overweight for the 2nd go around again. I thought I would try Alli instead of going to get a prescription this time. It cost me $62.00 plus. I have been using it for 3 weeks and it does absolutely nothing to help curb your appetite, if anything, I seemed to eat more. So I thought I would try taking more than the suggested, well that did nothing either. I will report that there were no side effects or illness or anything like that which I have read on some postings. Alli was a big waste of money for me and I will just have to go and get a prescription again, which does work. Alli is Not a substitute for a prescription diet pill, no matter what it states."

   
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Chessa April 18, 2017

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For Obesity: "I have been taking alli for 28 days and lost 11lbs It does work I ate a healthy diet I never had any side affects I have struggled for years with my weight I will continue to take alli xxxx"

   
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Seedy April 11, 2017

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For Obesity: "If you don't make a significant change to your usual intake of fatty food oils pastries etc, then you will find a very unpleasant leakage of yellow oil soiling your underwear, as anything oily you have eaten is excreted and accidents WILL happen. It is not just about taking a tablet to lose weight, it is also about making changes to what you eat in order to prevent such side effects from happening. There is a positive however as cutting down on fatty/oily foods will also help you lose weight."

   
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Peter Alan (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 7, 2017

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I have been using Xenical for 40 days now, lost 18 lbs with minimum exercise. I wish it was a bit cheaper, cause I paid $180 for 90 capsules, but the results are great, so I will continue taking it. I like that Xenical reduced my appetite, however I need to stay home most of the time because I have loose stool mostly everyday. People say to eat low fat diet, but if you eat lots of salads and vegetables, you still will be using washroom a lot."

   
9.0

Ponchik (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 5, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I started taking Alli because I had read that it may loosen the stools. I have milk issues that when I drink milk I get bound up which is very painful. I was told lactose lol um... nope, (drank lactose free milk and had the worst belly pains ever) so I decided to try Alli I only take a pill at night and have bm the next morning Yay! I do have oily yuck left in the toilet but hey loosing a bit of weight even with just the one pill!"

   
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GAULDIN March 29, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "In the past I used the prescription strength orlistat 120mg and I lost 45-50 pounds, short term, I also used portion control, exercised daily and felt the side affects if I ate something I shouldn't have. Years later Alli was on the shelf after I went to the Dr in need of help to lose the pesky 10-20 pounds and my Dr told me to use alli but double the dose and it is equivalent to prescription strength. So far I am down 6 pounds in 1 1/2 weeks. Alli is only a temporary kickstart to any weight loss plan and is not intended for long term use. It has worked for me. The right way is to get up and move and know your portions and drink plenty of water!!"

   
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Dcharger06 (taken for less than 1 month) March 28, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I was reading the reviews and could not believe people had so much trouble with oily leakage. It clearly states that you cannot eat high fat foods. If you think you can take Alli and continue eating all kinds of high fat and fried foods, then you will have the oily side effects that are CLEARLY stated in the accompanying literature. Alli works great when taken with a low fat, healthy diet. It helps remove about 1/3 of the fat from the food you eat. I have taken it for a month now along with weight watchers. I have lost 12 lbs. and only had one experience with an oily accident. That was due to the fact that I went to a Mexican restaurant the night before and ate with abandon. I knew better, but I did it anyway and took the Alli pill."

   
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bestie March 27, 2017

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For Obesity: "All these people moaning about constantly been at the toilet!! That's a bad side effect of you eat lots of fat in your meals, so it's your own fault really.. Eat low calorie diet, that's what it does say!"

   
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Anonymous March 18, 2017

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "Tried this last year as have widespread oestoarthritis and lost 8 kgs over 6mths -was told I could only take this drug for 6 mths but after not taking it for 4mths have put on 3kgs so have had a new prescription and will aim to have a stronger willpower!! Hate the odour but still love my chocolate!!!"

   
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Bea Gud (taken for less than 1 month) March 6, 2017

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For Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: "I don't recommend this medicine for anyone. I stopped taking Alli (which is over the counter orlistat) after experiencing pain in my upper abdomen. This medication causes liver damage!!! I wish someone would have to me. I have seen specialists after specialists to determine what is wrong with me. YOU SHOULDN'T TAKE IT! Also I was diagnosed with h pylori. This bacteria in rare cases causes stomach"

   
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Sally1680 March 1, 2017

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For Obesity: "I started orlistat one week ago prescribed by my GP for weight loss aid. Last Monday I weighed 15 stone on the button. Today I weigh 14 st and 8 lbs. So approx 6 lbs weight loss in just a week. In honesty I haven't changed my diet that much. I always eat relatively well at work. My breakfast contains little or no fat, my lunch is mainly healthy but I still eat crap in the evenings through boredom. I haven't done any exercise yet but MUST start. I experience the oily stools at least 3-4 times per day. I take 3 tablets per day around 15 minutes after each meal. I did read some reviews that said "the worse you eat, the more you lose" I don't know if this is true I just know that it is different for everyone."

   
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Rickysgirl (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "The side effects were not worth any potential weight loss. I spent way too much time on the toilet. I wasn't even having bowel movements. I would sit there and "oil" for hours. I had accidents, and "oiled" myself with this nasty orange oil. I'd rather be a fat cow than have accidents in my pants."

   
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Scarlet999 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 18, 2017

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For Obesity: "I started taking Orilstat 4 weeks and 2 days ago as advised by my doctor. I have 5kg so far. I exercise 4 times a week, roughly 8 hours in total. The tablets have worked for me. They do have side effects but I was warned by my doctor. Combined with reduced calorie intake and exercise, these tablets work!"

   
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Teniola February 16, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I used Alli for about three weeks . I didn't notice it helping me lose weight faster than I can with a weight watchers program . It did increase my bowel movements. I did have some stomach discomfort and gas. I stopped using it at the end of the third week because I went out to dinner and took my pill with my meal and it made me extremely ILL. Vomiting and Diarrhoea for over eight hours !!! I would not recommend this product to anybody !!! Weight watchers is working out very well for me . Eating healthy and exercise is the only way to go, there is no magic pill!!! I had to find out the hard way !"

   
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Marie72Marie (taken for less than 1 month) February 13, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I've taken this a few times and it does work, it definitely helps with the low cal diet. And yes u will side effects if u eat high fat foods and take it. But 100 percent it works"

Ready for it again January 26, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I took Alli when I was 20 years old and lost 60 pounds all of which I was able to maintain for the last 4 years until recently I have gained the 60 pounds back. I'm seriously thinking of taking them again because it motivated me to eat healthy and exercise. It DOES make you go to the restroom if you eat fatty foods but it really helps get your digestive track moving. Like I said I lost 60 pounds within the first 6 months of using it."

   
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victoria.xoxo January 25, 2017

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For Obesity: "I started taking Orlistat (Xenical) in November 2015 weighing 16st 13lbs, prescribed by my GP as I was overweight and recently diagnosed with PCOS. I always found it very difficult to lose weight. By February 2016 I had gone down to 12st 12lb making it a loss of 4st 1lb in 4 months. By March 2016 I had lost another stone. I then decided to stop taking orlistat and try to keep the weight off and carry on with my healthy eating. I kept the weight off for around 3 months after stopping medication - gaining 1lb and then losing it again every few weeks. I am now taking Orlistat again as I have gained back 2 stones since my lightest weight (my fault as I have not stuck to a healthy eating plan) and have again lost 7lb in a week. Really happy!"

   
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DanielleeeWxo (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 20, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I have been using Alli for a month. I take it three times a day along with exercise about 3 days a week by walking and running. I started out weighing 222 and now I am down to 215 and shrinking. IT WORKS!! I have tried so many weigh loss pills and this is the only one I have used that actually works. At first it worried me to see the oil substance in my stool but I quickly learned it was my body fat residue leaving my body. I feel great and I will continue using the product. My advice is not to rely on any product to loose weight. Use the product but get off your lazy butt and exercise and eat right and by doing so with this product you will achieve results."

   
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HoustonSidney January 18, 2017

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "My family physician prescribed xenical 120mg 7 days back. and I was 90kgwhen I started. I couldn't exercise and my diet was the same as before. I used to have low cal low fat diet for years but nothing happened over years except for gaining weight. This pill is miraculous! I lost 3kg in just 6 days and I didn't have to go through any of those horrible side effects. I only took 2 pills per day. Hope to continue this for 3 months and my target is to reach 58 kg and be sexy again ;) . Fingers crossed!"

   
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Poomigirl (taken for less than 1 month) January 9, 2017

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