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User Reviews for Alli

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Obesity   5.9
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Reviews for Alli

Squeaks · Taken for less than 1 month February 11, 2021

For Obesity: “NEVER and I mean NEVER trust a fart while taking these! Imagine opening a pressure cooker full of chili before the pressure is relieved. Good Lord.”

1 / 10
Donna January 16, 2021

For Obesity: “I've had no side-effects and no weight lost after 3 months, so my Physician told me to stop taking the pills. My labs all came back normal, so no thyroid, Cushings, etc.... it was so frustrating!!! Then, because of the Covid, everything was telemedicine and I got a new Physician via Zoom call and she requested a new set of labs and told me I had pre-diabetic insulin resistance. That changed everything! My diet had to change yet again. I'm following more of a high veggie and low any type of carb diet, PLUS the Alli and I am *finally* losing those darn menopause pounds that, literally, sneak up on you. What am I saying? Take Alli to help with weight loss but if it doesn't work, you need to keep working with your Physician to get the right combination of diet & exercise for Alli to work. For you pre-menopausal and post-menopausal women out there; keep at it! The weight does, eventually, come off and you don't have to starve yourself or have risky surgery to do it.”

10 / 10
MesomorphMe · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 11, 2019

For Obesity: “Ok so I started taking Alli for weigh tloss back in June I dropped 7 pounds in 7 days by exercising, dieting and drinking water . I will admit make the toilet your best friend and if your a female and very gassy grab a pad or pantyliner. It gets nasty . You have to eat for your body type , and do what is needed to shed pounds DO NOT think popping 3 pills a day will magically induce weight loss . FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS”

6 / 10
Starley · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 10, 2019

For Obesity: “I take Alli on and off, it is helpful; but today was different. As I was sitting in the office, I felt my downtown area wet then I went to restroom. The moment I was doing #1, then #2 started coming out as well and when I looked in the toilet it was oily(red). To tell you the truth I lost 20lbs already”

6 / 10
George · Taken for less than 1 month September 7, 2019

For Obesity: “Been using this medication for a little over a week. My observations are the following: 1. Do not fart unless you are on a toilet. Unless you don’t mind the orange skid marks. 2. Keep a toilet brush handy to clean your bowl after you flush your gross stool. Unless you don’t mind a dirty toilet. 3. Again, hold those farts in until you find a toilet. Just avoid being around people smoking unless you want to cause a fire from the gasses you release.”

7 / 10
Toune · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 24, 2019

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 / 10
FairyGardens · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 11, 2019

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 / 10
Auntycookie · Taken for less than 1 month May 30, 2019

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 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 15, 2019

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 / 10
Kayw · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 2, 2019

For Obesity: “Took alli for a month. 1500 calories per day. No weight loss.”

1 / 10
Winter · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 19, 2019

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 / 10
Robby · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 15, 2019

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

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 / 10
Me · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 3, 2019

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.”

1 / 10
Angel · Taken for less than 1 month December 3, 2018

For Obesity: “Years ago my doctor put me on Orlistat which worked wonderfully! I was able to easily lose 10-15 pounds in the first month which in turn motivated me to keep going even without the pill. Now years later when the same medication is over the counter it is half the strength as when it first came out. It never seemed to work as good. So this time I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt & take TWO to see if it would work the same way is used to….Needless to say it did NOT! One night while taking the pill out, I placed it on top of my dresser. The light from the bathroom hit it just right and I noticed something. I held the Alli pill up to the light and low and behold it was not even HALF full! You have taken something that actually worked for countless people without any serious side effects and turned it into something worthless! I again have wasted my money on your product when I can get better results from eating half a pack of sugarless gum! Thanks for nothing….”

Tiff · Taken for less than 1 month October 28, 2018

For Obesity: “I started taking Alli 2x a day 10 days ago. I only had 15 pounds that I've been struggling to lose. It's curbed my appetite and I've lost 3 1/2 pounds in 10 days! The only Con if you eat a high fat meal you will be stuck on the toilet tomorrow morning. It will definitely remind you not to do that again. What I love about Alli no jittery diet pill side effects and rapid weight loss.”

10 / 10
Margil · Taken for less than 1 month September 25, 2018

For Obesity: “I started taking Alli the other day. I have had to purchase Poise pads, just in case of an oil gas or stool. I have read nothing but horror stories. But I am just experiencing extra bowel movements in the toilet. Mild stomach cramps. I wear the pads in case of anything due to side effects, but have had nothing at all. Lost weight already. But I am not hungry at all. I tried out the first day on a Sunday in case of adverse side effects. So good. Hopefully this can be my go to for weight management going forward.”

10 / 10
Janile · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 14, 2018

For Obesity: “I took Alli 11 yrs ago only for less than 2 months and I still have all the side effects. I had my gallbladder removed, diagnosed with liver disease and do not feel like a myself anymore. Do NOT take these pills.”

1 / 10
Vangel · Taken for less than 1 month August 2, 2018

For Obesity: “Alli is a miracle drug. You must eat within normal guidelines to lose weight. I do not recommend binging out on foods because Alli will make you go to bathroom.. a lot! I eat 1200 calories a day, take 4 pills a day and exercise 5-7 days a week. I've been taking these pills for 1 month and lost about 11 pounds..( down 35 total now from 8 months ago) I take them 1 week on and 1 week off to give my body a break so technically 11 pounds taking them 2 weeks.. Definitely recommend”

10 / 10
SusieQ June 25, 2018

For Obesity: “I lost over 20 lbs in 2008 & could only take 1 pill a day & the most was 2 a day & kept it off with just 1 pill a day, without out exercising because of back problems & couldn’t exercise. It was a miracle pill for me because it even helped my acid reflux when nexium & other meds’s didn’t work. But in 2012 when they had a shortage of them here so I started getting the orilast from India instead of the USA but it DOESN’T work. I’ve tried taking 2 pills at each meal & only got greasy stools but didn’t lose not 1 lb. I wasn’t immune to it either because I had to wait almost 6 months or more for it to buy otc again..Even tried the prescription brand as well & no difference..So sad that you can’t buy U.S.A. products anymore!!”

1 / 10
Banda · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 12, 2018

For Obesity: “People keep saying all kinds of stuff about Alli does not work but it clearly states it is a weight loss aid and you need to exercise and eat right. Don’t forget that weight loss will take the duration your body took to gain weight. Take control of your body and stop blaming and whining. I lost 50 lb with diet, daily exercise and Alli in 6 months”

Baby Shell · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 15, 2018

For Obesity: “I almost decided not to try Alli because of the horror stories but I'm glad I did. First two days I had minor nausea and slight cramping but it never reoccured after that. I have followed the diet and fat requirements and I have never had an accident or any problems and I am on week 4. The only slight day to day issue is minor constipation and a little gas. Not enough to make me stop taking it. I ate in a restaurant for the first time and did not have access to nutrition content and had no issues. If you are serious about diet and weight loss, give it a try and don't let the horror stories deter you.”

9 / 10
Lauren · Taken for less than 1 month February 26, 2018

For Obesity: “I've only been taking Alli for one week now. I also joined a gym and started a diet. I'm a 26 yr old female. Last Tuesday I weighed 278lb and today, Monday, I weigh 266lb. I take a total of three pills a day. One each with my meals. I'm only at the gym for about an hour. I do about 3-5 miles on the bike or treadmill, then weight machines. My diet now consists of low calorie/low fat. Tons and tons of veggies and fruit/high protein. I think all the combination of what I am doing is why I lost 12 lbs within just six days so far. And trust me, I have hypothyroidism, so my metabolism sucks! As far as side effects, I have not had any "bathroom accidents" that are apparently quite common. But like I said. I have been following the low fat diet like the packaging says to do. The only thing I have experienced is lower back pain that feels similar to period cramps. But that could also be due to me join the gym. I will definitely be finishing the bottle and hoping for even more results.”

9 / 10
Martha Morin February 21, 2018

For Obesity: “I took it and it helped at first but then I wasn’t breathing well this pill gave me shortness of breath it took me 5 yrs to recuperate my self it was a nightmare the worst experience in my life I felt like I had a plastic bag in my face I couldn’t breath at all”

1 / 10
SandiaCee February 6, 2018

For Obesity: “This was the worst decision I have ever made, taking this pill. I am only about 35 pounds over weight and I joined a national company and attend meetings. I started having orange bowel movements. There were droplets of orange oil all over the toilet bowl. I constantly dripped the oil and it was such a mess. I dumped the bottle in the trash. I will stick with my program and just lose a bit more slowly. Thanks for nothing Alli!!”

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