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(also known as Orlistat, Alli)
Orlistat (marketed under the trade name Xenical by Roche; or over-the-counter as alli by GlaxoSmithKline) — also known as tetrahydrolipstatin — is a drug designed to treat obesity. Its primary function is preventing the absorption of fats from the human diet, thereby reducing caloric intake. It is intended for use ... more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 60% (448 Members) find Xenical helpful

Xenical Reviews

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was did not work for me
Working / Worked
i tried it but found it wasnt very helpful
A pound every week.
Although quite unpleasant, this drug did work. It encourages you to eat food lower in fat because the less fat you eat, the less mess you have. Plain and simple. I experienced no negative side effects other than the obvious.
Working / Worked
Worked 6 yrs ago. Too expensive
Working / Worked
worked for short amount of time many years ago
Working / Worked
wasnt on them long enough to see drastic results but the worked while i was on them
Worked for a while but it has some gruesome side effects like oily stools and leakage
Working / Worked
at first it helped, but seems not helpful now
Yuck, greasy butt...gave it up!
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