Skip to Content

User Reviews for Orlistat

Also known as: Alli, Xenical

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care. Learn more about Orlistat.

Filter by:
Condition Avg. Ratings Reviews Compare
Obesity
7.7
   
235 reviews 62 medications
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
7.0
   
3 reviews 7 medications
Summary of Orlistat reviews 7.3 238 reviews

Reviews for Orlistat

Sort by:

Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "I gained 4 pounds in 4 weeks ..great way to put on the pounds taking alli"

   
2.0

m hood January 10, 2018

2 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "Please Please do not use this drug. My husband who was in perfect health use this medicine and got diagnosed with colorectal cancer."

Extremecautiously January 2, 2018

7 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "This is the only diet aid that I would use. It is non addictive, and does not cause the jitters or sleeplessness. It's easy to use and it does the job. I've use Alli selectively off and on if I've had fat in a meal for many years. We aren't supposed to eat high fat, but it's satisfying and helps prevent carbo bingeing. And not every meal contains significant amount of fat. It also helps if you need to drop weight fairly quickly. All of the rumours about Alli are true. You will need to move your bowels more often and you may get I need a bowel motion type cramps. They say some of the side effects are deliberate, to prevent you from chowing down on a heaping plateful of ribs. Once, just once, I had an accident - fortunately, I was at home."

   
10

pinch210 (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 28, 2017

4 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "So I started just over a week ago, if you eat something high fat you get major tummy troubles. But if you stick to low fat things it’s brilliant. I am on it due to an under active thyroid hindering my weight loss with weight watchers. I have a lot to loose, last week I was 167.6kg 1 weeks later I’m 162.5. So in 1 week I've lost 5kg! Amazing, I will be sticking with them. They also encourage me to make sensible choices in my diet. The only side effects I've had other than the upset tummy’s are burping a lot and loss of appetite, both of which I can live with."

   
10

D8743788899 December 12, 2017

4 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I starting taking xenical a week ago at 83.2kgs Jumped on scales today and down to 81.2 can't believe it. I have had the orange oily motions only in the mornings and can't fart in bed in case of accident happening. But apart from that no other side effects. Might start multi vitamin at night as I'm a shift worker before bed just to give me a bit more energy. Got 3 months supply but hopping can keep going for another 3 months after wanting to get down to 65."

Didge (taken for less than 1 month) December 12, 2017

1 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

For Obesity: "I'm just about to start taking this. How many times a day are you guys taking it out interest? thanks!"

Waren November 30, 2017

0 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

Alli (orlistat) for Obesity: "This pill has worked for so many people so I thought I would give it a shot. I go to a dietician regularly for food allergies so my diet is already very healthy and effective. I took Alli not only for weight loss, but mostly because I had heard from friends it would help keep me regular. I will say if you cheat on your diet do not take Alli you will have oil movements instead of a normal bowel motion. However, even in my instance Alli caused me serious stomach issues. Although I did not have accidents I did have feelings that I was not going to make it to the restroom or extreme gas. This pill all depends on your body chemistry. Even with a good diet sometimes it will not work. However, I did start taking a veggie fiber after Alli and it has great benefits"

   
5.0

Anonymous November 29, 2017

3 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

Xenical (orlistat) for Obesity: "I've been taking the drug for around 3 weeks and the weight is literally flying off. What's more unusual is that I'm eating even more rubbish than I normally would. Crisps, ice cream, chocolate etc and the weight is still coming off. Quite unbelievable. Yes I'm having oily stools every day. They come out an orange colour and I'm going 2 or 3 times a day. But I can live with that. Apart from that absolutely no side effects. None. I'm enjoying stepping on the scales every day. I can't wait to refine my diet so it is more healthy and then see how much comes off. This is a miracle drug and can't believe I haven't tried it until now."

Spaceboy (taken for less than 1 month) November 26, 2017

6 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

For Obesity: "Started taking Orlistat 120mg one week ago after reading many reviews on here. I was a bit sceptical as I don't have a huge amount of weight to lose. Weighed myself this morning and have lost 4lbs. My clothes already feel much looser. I have followed a strict low fat/ calorie diet and hadn't had any oily side effects until... had about 10g of grated cheddar with my dinner last night and felt the consequences this morning. Nothing major but now I know cheese is a NO GO!!! Not a bad word to say so far ☺ Good luck to everyone else too x"

Teej191 (taken for less than 1 month) November 21, 2017

1 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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

4 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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

9 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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

9 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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

3 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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

4 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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

12 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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

8 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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

11 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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

10 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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

22 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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

30 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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."

   
10

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

31 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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."

   
10

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

18 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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."

   
9.0

Kimber17 July 13, 2017

25 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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

14 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

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

72 users found this comment helpful.
Did you?   Yes   No   |   Report inappropriate

Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next
Hide