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User Reviews for Orlistat

Also known as: Alli, Xenical

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I have never had kidney stones and started taking alli 1-2 times a day a few months ago. I was just taken to the hospital for a kidney stone. I have not changed any other meds or anything else. I believe the stone is a direct result of alli."

   
1.0

Dalms November 10, 2017

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For Obesity: "I have been on orlistat for just over 3 weeks and have lost a stone and 4 inches off my waist. I have still had ice cream (no more than 150g alongside a healthy meal) and have not had more than 15g of fat in each meal which includes a main course and ice cream or yogurt. I have had chocolate in moderation occasionally too. (Counted among the 15g with a meal). It's really working. I took a before photo of myself in a full length mirror, and a photo this morning, 3.5 weeks later. I can really see a difference! I am in the UK so I got the medication on prescription."

Ellesbelles (taken for less than 1 month) November 4, 2017

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I found xenical while googling weight loss pills in a desperate need to loose weight. My first 3 days I experienced my first side effect but in the 8 days I've been on it I noticed if I don't eat fatty foods I won't get the bad side effects. So I've been on it for 8 days and lost 2 kgs and 5 inches off my waist. Don't know if its me not eating fatty food or the pill but I think its both. Mind you I only take it an hour after dinner. I'm happy with the way its going so far."

   
8.0

The brunette (taken for less than 1 month) October 25, 2017

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I was taking xenical around 10 years ago and eat some garlic to treat flu like symptoms. On that day I got very, very sick and vomited badly and had some blood coming out and I was left with blood taste in my mouth for a day or so. People say that we feel what's going on in our body. At the time I felt that I have had some kind of thrombosis inside my stomach and was worrying about something wrong with my pancreas. I told my doctor about this but she said nothing or not further investigation was done. I was very scared and I stopped taking Xenical. I now have strong pain in my stomach and test done shows that I have developed a cavernous transformation due to a blockage in the portal vein close to head of the pancreas."

Shakky October 18, 2017

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For Obesity: "I had massive leakage by cheating and eating a butterfly cake -- DO NOT DO THIS!! I thought I was farting but I sharted instead and had go home and change my trousers as a ton of orange fluid soaked through! I also had white coloured stools which can indicate liver damage which is one of the side effects."

   
4.0

Trouser trauma October 17, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "Rated Alli an 8 as I am using in conjunction with weight watchers, so don’t know if it is WW, Alli or the combination of the two, I have not experienced any side effects and week 1 lost 5lb"

   
8.0

Aug73 October 10, 2017

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I have just started xenical on 21/07/2017. This is day 2 and I have not experienced any side effects whatsoever. Makes me wonder if it will really work on me. I have also started diet for fools so no carbs and really low fat. I have started a jogging regime for 30mins per day. I will weigh myself in a weeks time to check the progress then I will rate. I currently weigh 73kgs and my height is 4. 7."

   
4.0

linky black (taken for less than 1 month) September 21, 2017

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For Obesity: "I have been taking Orlistat 120mg for around 3 months now. When I first started I had a BMI of 28 and weighed 12st 12lb. Three months on these pills, with a holiday to New York and Rome, and a few other local breaks, when I was away I stopped taking all together, due to the side effects (orange oily discharge), I have so far lost 1st 9lbs, which means I've lost 13% of my overall body weight. After reading on forums I found the golden rule is 'no more than 15g of fat with each of your 3 meals a day, and any snack must have less than 5g of fat per 100g, limit to two snacks a day'. I was already going to the gym 2-3 times a week, and I have not changed my gym routine at all, just capped my fat intake, I've had no side effects when behaving."

   
8.0

Ellisecw September 11, 2017

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For Obesity: "I had a very overweight friend whose doctor put her on orlistat, it really did work for her. She said that if she ate a fatty meal then at some point she would see that greasy oily leakage that the orlistat stopped from being absorbed into her body. She did start to eat healthier and lost more weight through that and the knowledge that if she fancied something a bit naughty food wise she had the orlistat to help. I do worry it's a bit of a comfort blanket for her as she doesn't believe she can lose the weight without having her orlistat to hand if needed. She looks pretty good now but still relies on her orlistat for 'bad days ' ."

   
8.0

Bunny hugger August 29, 2017

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I've been struggling with my weight over the years and have tried all kinds of weight loss programs. The last one I was on is the Dr. Bernstein diet where I was paying $600 per month. I lost weight with so much work on this strict diet but gained it back once I stopped going there. I started Xenical on 20/08/2017. I take it 3 times a day but had skipped sometimes when I felt my fat intake was low. I was 229 lbs when I started but today being 29/08/2017, my weight is at 223 lbs. I don't know if my scale is lying to me. Too hard to believe. Side effect noted so far is oily stool. I can deal with that. I will see what happens after two weeks. Looks like I've found the right weight loss method."

Chichi101 August 29, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I've been taking alli for 3 weeks (only on week days with a bit of cheating at the weekend) and I've lost half a stone. You won't get any nasty side effects as long as you limit your fat intake to less than 15g a meal and avoid high fat foods. It's not a miracle drug, you can't just take it with an unhealthy diet (you will get the side effects then!) but with a healthy diet and exercise it increases your rate of weight loss. I think it's worth the money."

   
7.0

KateGW887 August 3, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I agree, the awful side effects only happen when you deviate from the low-fat, reduced calorie diet. I have tried so many things and this is really the only thing that has worked for me. I have been taking it for a month now and have lost 6 pounds! In the past, I was only able to lose about half a pound a week on low calorie diets (fasting, intermittent fasting, Whole 30, weight watchers, etc). I have not had any accidents because I am afraid to eat anything that might make the side effects occur. It is such a great deterrent for me and it is working! I plan to take it until I lose another 30 pounds."

   
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Daltonian (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 27, 2017

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For Obesity: "Hiya, I've been taking orlistat 120mg for 11 days. I've lost 1st and 4lbs so far! I am off the scale obese so I needed to loose a chunk of weight in order for me to have the willpower to carry on. I have no more than 3g of fat in each meal, I take a multivitamin at night as directed. I feel great on it....just hope I manage to continue. I have had no major issues, no oily stools. Eating lots of fruit and veg and drinking loads of water. I still have my no Sugar fizzy pop and my cups of tea and coffee."

   
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xxxxloulouxxx (taken for less than 1 month) July 20, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "The moment I hit 30, my metabolism slowed. Despite working out and eating healthy, I felt bloated after I ate and I was irregular. I really felt like my body was overloaded and not processing things at a normal speed but I felt lethargic and hungry so I was starting to get depressed over the whole thing. I tried diuretics/lax and increasing fiber to no avail and the cramping sucked. This is making a real difference. I feel leaner and lighter and my joints aren't so overtaxed carrying the extra weight. My energy is way better. It's messy at times and not easy but if you have two weeks of down time where you can be by the bathroom, give this a go."

   
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Kimber17 July 13, 2017

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I've been taking Xenical for over a week now. I am on a low fat, healthy diet and I want to speed the process of losing a few more kilos before my summer holidays. Despite being on a healthy diet I have to say that I've had oily stools and accidents. So far, no major weight loss."

Butterfly x (taken for less than 1 month) July 2, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "Okay so after reading some of the reviews I was a little reluctant to try Alli. There were comments saying how you would poop yourself etc. Well let me tell you no that does not happen if your eating a healthy diet . I love it and yes instead of losing the typical 2 pounds a week I am losing 3. So happy I tried this and will continue to use it . Down 16 pounds and 24 to go ! Check it out yourself before you read all the ridiculous comments . Eat healthy and yes it works!"

Kar4em11 July 1, 2017

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For Obesity: "I have been going through depression and menopause and I gained 3 stones. I started using orlistat 120mg, I have used it for 7 months. I have lost a few kg. However I have a very bad sore anus, I cannot sit down on my bum."

   
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Judi007 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 28, 2017

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For Obesity: "Hi! Do I need to take multivitamins if while taking orlistat as I have read that it will lower my absorption of fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A etc. Your advise please."

Rob1890 June 15, 2017

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Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I'm wondering if I could use a female period pad to catch the oil leakage at times"

   
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Troyboy1 June 12, 2017

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Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I am not obese but I decided to try Alli as a weight loss supplement to help with my diet because I have zero willpower. I like to eat and eat until I'm full and I like pizza. I was 5'8" and 160 lbs. 40D-29-34. Dress size M/8. With no diet change, I lost a few pounds using Alli. Enough to throw out some too big clothing. At day 90 I changed my diet and began eating healthier and there's a change in my body shape. I had IBS constipation but Alli removed the need for me to take prescriptions for my IBS. I don't have accidents but I am very regular now -like clockwork! And the Alli works for me to lose the few lbs. I needed to lose. I can fit into a 6."

   
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Maggiemaggamuff (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 3, 2017

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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."

   
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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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