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User Reviews for Orlistat

Also known as: Alli, Xenical

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Summary of Orlistat reviews 167 reviews 8.9

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "Am in Ghana and I started taking this drug yesterday. I have not had an "oily poop" incidence...in fact no poop at all. But all I have been doing is: passing out extraordinary gasses"

   
7.0

Amma serwaa July 20, 2016

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I started off weighing 220,I'm now 195. I've been losing about 5-6 pounds a month, however, I've not exercised really nor have I changed my diet to a healthy one. I'm going to start walking atleast 30min a day, maybe some weight training and start watching what I eat. I can't wait to see how much faster the weight will come off. You do have to have to be patient with this medicine and DON'T eat high fat foods because you WILL POOP YOURSELF, it's NOT possible to hold it in! It does teach you to eat better though!"

   
6.0

MissyJ1983 July 17, 2016

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I think most people expect changes in body too quickly. I have been on alli for three weeks I am down 4 lbs. I am eating smaller meals and in a consistent exercise plan. I never expected alli to make me rock hard after a month. I plan to use for 2 months to help kick start my second 15 lbs. Alli works if you follow restrictions not going to work with an extremely fat meal. This is supposed to supplement a new life style change. If I only lose 3 to 4 pounds more I will be happy. I am not expecting alli to work after 3rd month. I have 6 more pounds to lose before vacation and another 8 to 10 this year. The lesson is you still need to watch how much you eat. You also need to be active 3 to 4 days a week period. 15 lbs this year and 15 next"

   
8.0

Cheeky soccur star (taken for less than 1 month) July 12, 2016

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "Very slow to see results. Have been on Xenical for 2 weeks. Only lost 1.5kg. Taking Duramine as well. Been going to gym daily for pilates, yoga and circuit. Cut out wine totally..only have whiskey at night. Results seemvslow"

   
5.0

Gem 63 (taken for less than 1 month) July 1, 2016

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For Obesity: "The following are the scary details of my experience: 1. Headaches at the top right of my head. 2. Muscle cramps in my calves. 3. Constipation 4. Frequently wanting to urine. The output was about two tablespoons followed by severe tingling in both arms (I tolerated it for 2 days). This #4 item became scary. I came to this website, read the reviews and threw the rest of the pills in the garbage."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) June 27, 2016

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "Do not waste your money, I repeat do not waste your money. I have been taking alli over a week now and it has made me bloated and I even gained a pound. Last night was the last straw, as I was washing my hands I had a orange oily accident and this is was so embarrassing it leaked through the shorts and I almost cried. Now I'm stuck with a bottle of capsules and out $70 a complete waste."

   
1.0

Mommyto4 (taken for less than 1 month) June 21, 2016

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I was so excited when i purchase the alli pills I started eating less 3 meals a day and 1 snack and my 3 pills didn't miss a day and I walk 5 times a week 3 in a half miles and no change was so ever I was scare to go on the scale I finally did after taking the pills for 20 days and did not loss not even 1 pound these pills do not work at all . I will not buy them again sorry wastes of my time and money "

   
1.0

Hello 42 (taken for less than 1 month) June 12, 2016

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For Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: "I have fatty liver and was 16st 7lbs. Been on Orlistat for almost 2 months and have lost 1st 7lbs. Totally cut out all the crap and eating healthy now. So used correctly Orlistat really DOES work."

   
10

Cupcake51 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 10, 2016

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I find this pill very good I take 3 pills a day, in just a little under month ago I weighed 266lbs and I have now so far lost 17lbs."

   
10

leeann:) May 22, 2016

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For Obesity: "Just on obesity cusp by less than 2lbs was prescribed Orlistat. I got a terrible stomach ache within a week, kept passing out and couldn't eat. My liver levels were tested they came in at 138 liver disease occurs at 110 for a non drinker not good. I could not eat at all for a week the medication I had obviously abruptly discontinued. Eventually I started to improve. In total I lost 7lbs. Unsure as to whether it was Orlistat, starvation or illness through Orlistat. I thought I was going to die, but I have re started the medication in the hope to lose weight. Worth the risk? Only if the obesity is going to result in your death. Weigh up your health issues due to obesity against liver damage to make an informed decision."

   
2.0

Charlotte Betting (taken for less than 1 month) May 16, 2016

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "It does what it says, so 3 stars. If you like orange oil coming out your butt, missing work, and fryer grease farts, then you'll like Alli. I'm thinking, if you don't have a lot of fat in your food, then it might be tolerable, but I'm not willing to find out. "

   
3.0

DudleyDooWrong May 9, 2016

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "No side affects don't work they used to be amazing. Have used for 3?weeks waste of time and money !! They should be discontinued its dreadful hardly any medication in each capsule"

   
1.0

Scam (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 8, 2016

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I started at 72kgs., but after 6 DAYS of taking this pill, I lost 4kgs!!! I am so happy about the progress and I hope this will continue. I am planning take this for about 6 months so I can get back to my normal weight of 42kgs - that was my normal weight before I gave birth. Hopefully, this amazing weight loss would continue. I am trying to avoid oily foods and I have been eating more green leafy vegetables. I think it's working well for me. I'm not being bothered by oily stools anymore since I've been eating less fat and more fiber. Never had any "disturbance" at work as long as I avoid fatty foods at work."

   
10

Axia May 4, 2016

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I purchased Alli back in 2009 (Great worked a treat and lost weight) and since I have had two more attempts in 2014, now 2016. The product does not work at all. This time I have been taking for over one week, I have experienced constipation and flatulence. The product was purchased from reputable pharmacies and again i feel I just wasted my hard earned money. I am unsure what has changed. However, I know one thing the product is definitely not the same, I feel like the tablets are duds. No change to my weight, just embarrassing wind, stomach cramps, it makes you feel bunged up. no change to stool what so ever, not even if fatty food is introduced to diet. My advice is do not bother, I wont from now on. Hope this helps :("

   
1.0

hsibbur April 26, 2016

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For Obesity: "It worked for me, I am not obese but I am fighting for years to lose 10 punds or not gain more, so, whenever I go on vacation and I stay at all included hotels I use this pills just to balance the oil intake. so, if I go to eat pizza I take the pill, if I eat an oily meal I take the pill, if its December I take the pill. Not daily and not on every meal, just the oily meals. It is just an extra help, that is all."

   
10

Michelle 65 k April 26, 2016

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I started taking Alli once I plateaued after losing about 12lbs and it has kick started my weight loss again. I am on a daily exercise routine and try to stay very active. My eating habits are not great but not bad. With Alli if you eat too much fat you will have "side effects". With my experience I have had soft stools with oil slicks and oily Flatulence which is unpleasant but a motivation to stop me from eating things I shouldn't be eating. It acts as a consequence to your stupid choices, which I need. After a solid week of taking it 3x a day with each meal I have lost 2 lbs this week. I was stalled for 4 weeks without any loss which is very frustrating! This works, hands down! 30 lb to go."

   
10

Sunny_dayz April 16, 2016

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "nothing you can lose at all with this pills - only your money ,even with very strict diet"

   
1.0

verina123456789 April 16, 2016

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For Obesity: "This is my second review for Orlistat. I left my first review on Feb 11, 2016 just a few days after starting the pills. I was taking them three times a day. One with every meal. I had been on a super low cal/fat diet since December of 2015 and since then I have lost 52lbs in about 4 months. Orlistat made me lose 10lbs the first week I was on it but after that I found it really slowed down. I decided to rely mostly on my diet and exercise more then taking the pills. My doctor still prescribes them to me and said he will continue to do so until I stop losing weight. However I now will only take them with a meal that has a higher fat content as I eat so little fat most of the time. However definitely worth trying to amp up weight loss!"

   
8.0

ABgal (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 15, 2016

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I've been taking this medicine for a week now. No bad side effects other than a bit of wind. If you stick to your diet, there won't be any oil or accidents. Started at 80kg and aiming to get down to 60. Hoping the hard work pays off when I have a weigh in!"

   
7.0

Charlitastic (taken for less than 1 month) April 15, 2016

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "Ok so It played nice with me no side effects nothing well until I had instant noodles it's been three days and I'm still running in and out of toilet I've literally been manufacturing oil in there bright orange it's disgusting I'm never taking noodle for the rest of my life as for my weight I've lost 4kgs in a week I feel great warning stay away from oily foods I learnt the hard way"

   
10

Menen April 15, 2016

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "Started this three days ago. Had already begun a low fat diet a few days prior. I've had none of the oil-related side effects, but definitely things are more windy!!! I take one in morning with breakfast and one in evening with evening meal. My lunch is fat free so don't need to take one then. I also have a bowl of high fibre cereal around 8pm which has the dual affect of stopping me eating junk and also the fibre is helping to keep my output firm, if you catch my drift!! Have had a few stomach cramps and generally need the loo within an hour of taking tablet. Put the effort in with diet and exercise, and this seems to definitely minimise the side effects."

   
7.0

BVSG April 12, 2016

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "Very bad did not work at all made me sick"

   
1.0

TURBO777 April 10, 2016

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For Obesity: "Love these pills. I've officially lost 50lbs. I use fitnesspro to monitor my calories and it keeps me on track. Other than daily activities I do not exercise. Highly recommend."

   
10

Cathysiv (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 28, 2016

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For Obesity: "Hi all im 2 days in on orlistat - never taken it before - am very thirsty but im down 5lbs in a day! so very happy - am drinking so much water - havent had any weird side effects other than thirst yet though - and am keeping the fat intake down - funny i always read that low fat is a myth but it appears to be working!"

   
10

innergoddess (taken for less than 1 month) March 14, 2016

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I've lost about 5lbs in a little over a week. I'm not sure at this point how much of that weight loss has been from Alli or if it was from changing my diet and eliminating sugars and carbs. I can see the oily fat in the stools. Yesterday I made a BIG mistake and ate frys and a fried chicken sandwich. Since I have had two accidents, where my flatulance has spewed large amounts of oil into my underwear. Was not expecting that. Will not eat a high fat meal again on these pills."

SamanthaC2016 March 14, 2016

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