How do I take Alli?
The Alli tablets should be swallowed whole with water three times day during meal times. It can be taken one hour before, during or an hour after the meal to be effective. Don’t take it if you are having a meal without any fat or if you skip a meal. Also, you should not take the medication more than three times a day.
In addition, you should take a multivitamin once a day to ensure your body is absorbing enough vitamins A, D, E and K once a day at least 2 hours before or after taking Alli, such as at bedtime. A multivitamin that incorporates all of these vitamins is Centrum Advance.
What is Alli?
Alli is a clinically proven weight loss aid that can help you to lose more weight than by dieting alone. Alli contains the active ingredient orlistat which is the only medicine licensed in the EU for weight loss.
Alli is not an appetite suppressant, stimulant, fat blocker, or a pill with magical properties. You still have to eat a healthy low calorie, lower fat diet and exercise regularly, but Alli helps you lose weight faster.
How does Alli work?
Unlike other over the counter slimming pills, Alli works in a unique way to target the fat in the digestive system. It stops about a quarter of fat from your diet from being absorbed. Its active ingredient, orlistat, attaches to the enzyme lipase that breaks down the fat from a meal, effectively preventing it from digesting fat.
As a result the fat cannot go through the gut lining and be stored. The fat just passes through the body and is excreted so calories do not turn into extra weight.
How effective is Alli?
For every 2kg you lose through dieting and exercise, Alli diet pills can help you lose an additional 1kg. It has been clinically proven to help you lose 50% more weight than dieting alone.
In a clinical study, visceral fat was reduced in over 70% of Alli users who followed a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet.
Can I take Alli?
Alli is only licensed to adults with a BMI of 28 and over and should be taken in conjunction with a healthy low calorie diet. Alli does not require a fat-free diet, just reduced fat. In fact, fat is an important part of a healthy diet in moderate amounts. It helps the body absorb vitamins and other essential functions in the body.
How fast does Alli work?
Alli is the only clinically proven weight loss medication in the UK. Alli starts to work as soon as you take it to decrease the amount of fat absorbed into your body and you can see the results depending on your diet and exercise.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Orlistat.
The majority of unwanted effects related to the use of Orlistat result from its local action in your digestive system. These symptoms are generally mild, occur at the beginning of treatment and are particularly experienced after meals containing high levels of fat. Normally, these symptoms disappear if you continue treatment and keep to your recommended diet.
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
urgent or increased need to open the bowels
flatulence (wind) with or without discharge
oily discharge, oily or fatty stools
low blood sugar levels (experienced by some people with type 2 diabetes)
upper respiratory infections
For a full list of side effects see the manufacturers patient information leaflet.
Further information can be found on the manufacturers
Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.