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User Reviews for Orlistat

Also known as: Xenical, Alli

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Summary of Orlistat reviews 7.4 294 reviews

Reviews for Orlistat

Eh · Taken for less than 1 month August 5, 2019

For Obesity: "I put ON weight after pooping myself for 3 weeks straight."

1.0
   
Nn · Taken for less than 1 month July 31, 2019

For Obesity: "Started orlistat on 29th July 2019. I take 120mg at noon and dinner , immediately after my meals. First 2 days nothing ... but on the third day I had orange poo and orange oil stains... hope it works for me need to loose about 25kg"

7.0
   
orangetoday · Taken for less than 1 month July 31, 2019

For Obesity: "I'm taking Alli and it's only been a week, during which I haven't been able to exercise because I'm sick, so I'm not ready to rate it yet. However, I've been enjoying the more off-putting side effect of oily, orange...stuff? Exiting my body? It only really happens when I eat something high in fat, like chocolate, and I knew beforehand that that might exacerbate that particular side effect. Avoid high fat foods as much as possible while taking this, wear a panty liner during the day and an overnight pad at night. That's not just a "girl" thing. Anyone can buy pads and if you don't while taking orlistat you better buy some back up underwear in bulk. It may not be pretty, but neither is weight loss. I put on about 60 lbs over the course of a couple years for no real reason (stress? medication? those are the two remaining reasons) and this is honestly my last resort. I already eat fairly healthy and I exercise a few days a week. If this helps even a little I'll consider it a miracle."

Toune · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 24, 2019

Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I've been using Alli for 6 months now. I was 227 lbs and down to 205 lbs. I get orange oily stools but not as bad as when I first started ."

9.0
   
Chris · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 19, 2019

Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "When I started taking this drug I was 235lbs and in a matter of 4 weeks, my weight cane down to 220lbs! 15lbs in a month!! I did not even exercise, so imagine how much more is possible if I did. One thing to be careful with is leakage. It makes it easy to leak orange fats when farting, so be careful with that since it’s oily!"

9.0
   
Shez · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 15, 2019

For Obesity: "I started orlistat 6 weeks ago, I lost 5lb in 4 weeks, then after the last 2 weeks I've gained 4 lb back, and I haven't done anything different, I eat healthy and have cut out all sugary drinks, I have COPD so I can't exercise much,"

2.0
   
fatb · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 12, 2019

For Obesity: "My endocrinologist prescribed this medication to help me lose weight, but I don't know if it's so useful for some who never ate a lot of fat to begin with. My usual fat intake is less than 50g/day and it mostly comes from fish, olive oil and cheese. Now, the one day I ate a REALLY fatty meal, I did get diarrhea with orange stuff that people often describe here. Honestly, if you're getting oily stool and diarrhea every single day or too often, you should probably reevaluate your diet, because from what I've experienced it takes A LOT of fat to cause that."

8.0
   
Tansey · Taken for less than 1 month June 27, 2019

For Obesity: "I have been taking orlistat for exactly 1 month and done 1500 to 20000 steps per day and I am over the moon I have lost 1 stone already"

10
   
Me · Taken for less than 1 month June 13, 2019

Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "10/06/19 I started these no side effects for first 3 days , but 4th day , loose orange stools , but that I can live with that. I am on my 4th day now and lost 6lbs .. can't believe it"

FairyGardens · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 11, 2019

Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "The new generation of Orlistat, sold over the counter as Alli, does NOT work. I was on Xenical when it first came out in the 1990's. It worked very well and the orange discharge was a daily thing. Now 4 months ago I purchased Alli over the counter. Paid $85 and was very disappointed to find out that I had wasted my money. First, each pill is filled only 60mg instead of the Xenical which is 120mg so it is not the same dose. Second, even when doubling up doses it still does not grab the fat and produce the orange discharge like the old ones used to. I will never purchase this again. It is basically a placebo. I tried the keto diet for awhile to help with weight loss but the constipation & limitations were so horrible it didn't work. Also tried Phentermine and it too was unsuccessful in the long run. What works? The MY PLATE model, using a toddler sized sectioned plate."

1.0
   
Aj · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 10, 2019

For Obesity: "This medicine is a life saver. I was up to 200 lbs, in January 2019. Today I’m down to 174. Plus I struggled with severe constipation for years. I now just go once a day. This medicine is wonderful."

10
   
Sherryberry May 31, 2019

For Not Listed / Other: "Started Ali 3 days ago. Lots of stomach cramp and watery stool. I just hope it works."

5.0
   
Auntycookie · Taken for less than 1 month May 30, 2019

Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I've used these many of times over the years and always found they helped a lot. Started taking these a month ago and lost almost 2 stone already "

10
   
Kr · Taken for less than 1 month April 27, 2019

For Obesity: "Being given orlistat less than a week ago, I cannot say about weight loss but this review is about side effects. Oh my goodness, feeling as though you need to poo all the time, explosive farts with orange oily residue, that also leaks in underwear so you have to be careful what colour clothes you wear, not good, not pleasant. Also the oily residue does not flush away but sits on side of the toilet, I'm stopping taking it it's not worth it."

1.0
   
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 15, 2019

Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I took Alli because I just wanted to shed 15 pounds. At first I was starting to lose weight but then I ruined a few pairs of pants and a bedsheet thanks to the embarrassing and unexpected oil leaks. lol. Needless to say, it’s not worth the discomfort and embarrassment of being out in public and not knowing if/when you’ll have a very noticeable accident."

4.0
   
Kayw · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 2, 2019

Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "Took alli for a month. 1500 calories per day. No weight loss."

1.0
   
keekee March 31, 2019

For Obesity: "Starting today....will keep you posted"

Sez March 30, 2019

For Obesity: "So last October I went to my doctor and I begged for help as my weight really depressed me. So he put me on orlistat and now 6 months down the line am 16kg lighter, I've gone from a size 18/20 to 12/14. Best thing I ever did."

Cridley4 · Taken for less than 1 month March 25, 2019

Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "Started taken xenical on Saturday 23 March 2019 weighed in at 95kg it’s now Monday 25 March 2019 and I weighed myself I’m already 94kg I haven’t had any major side effects I’m a bit more gassy than normal my stools have changed to a orange colour but not been caught short I just feel the need to go to the bathroom more often I will add a further review in a week or so to say if any side affects have changed"

7.0
   
Winter · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 19, 2019

Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I used Alli years ago and it worked awesome, I lost a lot of weight in a relatively short amount of time. They took it off the shelves for a period of time and then reintroduced back to the retailers. I have tried it several times since the Alli has been back on shelves and it is complete garbage, waste of money and time. I could drink a whole bottle of olive oil and have absolutely no effects. What a waste........I meticulously follow the directions and it does not help shed any extra pounds."

1.0
   
Destiny · Taken for less than 1 month March 17, 2019

Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I started Xenical 120 just over 2 weeks ago. I only take 2 tablets a day and watch my fat intake. I use an app called My Fitness Pal - where I log everything I eat and it comes up with Carbs, Fat and Protein for everything I eat. I only eat around 1000 calories per day, do not eat chocolates, lollies, chips etc. I do note that my carb intake is sometimes higher than the daily 50% allowed. Could this be stopping me from losing weight? I exercise by doing Aqua Aerobics (high intensity) for an hour at least 4 - 5 days per week. I desperately need to lose around 15kgs but feel that I’m not doing something right. Is 2 weeks too short a time to tell if it’s working? I don’t own scales and have been told to go by my clothes. I have a back injury so cannot walk very far "

5.0
   
Kentucky, United States · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 3, 2019

Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "This has been a miracle drug for me! I have tried and failed many times at dieting. I could not lose weight. I am type 1 diabetic, and I just kept packing on the pounds. Finally, at 271 lbs, I asked for help. In the U.S., my insurance would not cover the cost of Xenical. It was going to cost me $600 a month. Fortunately, the clinic has a prescription assistance program, and I am able to get it for $15 a month. I found out real quick what I could eat and what I could not eat. There were a few days spent on the toilet, but I learned to modify my eating. Xenical does not make you jittery or fill you up. It works in your stomach and gut. I went to my weight doctor yesterday, and in three months, I have lost 33 lbs without much effort at all!!! I am now 238 lbs, and do not need to sleep with my sleep apnea machine. I feel great and people comment that even my complexion looks better. I am still taking Xenical, and still losing weight."

9.0
   
Robby · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 15, 2019

Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I am not obese, just wanted to lose 20 lbs that I have not had luck shedding over the years. I have been taking Alli for 3 months now and have not lost any weight. It did however, help me from being constipated. If you're having trouble pooping, Alli will help."

5.0
   
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month January 10, 2019

Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I have been taking Alli for 2 weeks I changed my diet started eating healthier and have gained 3 pounds there are times I'm not sure if I will make it to the bathroom in time I go to the bathroom 4 or 5 times a day now and it's mostly yellow oily liquid. I'm throwing them away what a waste of money"

1.0
   
Me · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 3, 2019

Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "These do not work any more like they did back in 2010 .You took out the ingredients that really worked WHY! Friends will definitely know not to but these they don't work .Waste of my money now."

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