Alli is used for weight loss in adults aged 18 and over who are overweight, and have a body mass index (BMI) of 28 or above. Alli should be used along with a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet.
How alli works
The active ingredient (orlistat) in Alli is designed to target fat in your digestive system. It stops about a quarter of the fat in your meals from being absorbed. This fat will pass out of the body in your stools. It is important that you commit to a lower-fat diet to manage any side effects the treatment may cause. If you do, the action of the capsules will assist your efforts by helping you to lose more weight compared to dieting alone. For every 2 kg (4 lb) you lose from dieting alone, alli can help you lose 1 kg (2 lb) more. 2. What you need to know before you take alli
Risk of being overweight
Being overweight increases your risk of developing several serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. These conditions may not cause you to feel unwell so you should see your doctor for a general health check.
Multivitamins and alli
− You should take a multivitamin, every day. alli can lower the levels of some vitamins absorbed by your body. The multivitamin should contain vitamins A, D, E and K. You should take the multivitamin at bedtime, when you will not be taking alli, to help ensure that the vitamins are absorbed.
How to take alli
Preparing to lose weight
1. Choose your start date Choose the day you will start taking the capsules ahead of time. Before you start taking the capsules, begin your reduced calorie, lower-fat diet and give your body a few days to adjust to your new eating habits. Keep a record of what you are eating in a food diary. Food diaries are effective, because they make you aware of what you are eating, how much you eat, and give you the basis to make changes.
2. Decide on your weight loss goal Think about how much weight you want to lose and then set a target weight. A realistic goal is to lose between 5% to 10% of your starting weight. The amount of weight you lose may vary from week to week. You should aim to lose weight at a gradual, steady pace of about 0.5 kg (1 lb) per week.
3. Set your calorie and fat targets To help you reach your weight-loss goal you need to set two daily targets, one for calories and one for fat
− Take one capsule, three times a day.
− Take Alli just before, during or up to one hour after meals. This usually means one capsule at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make sure your three main meals are well balanced, reduced calorie, and lower-fat.
− If you miss a meal, or your meal contains no fat, do not take a capsule. Alli does not work unless there is some fat in the meal.
− Swallow the capsule whole with water.
− Do not take more than 3 capsules a day.
− You can keep your daily dose of Alli in the blue carry case (shuttle) included in the pack.
How long should I take alli for?
− Alli should not be taken for more than six months..
If you forget to take alli If you miss taking a capsule:
− If it is less than an hour since your last main meal, take the missed capsule.
− If it is more than an hour since your last main meal, do not take the missed capsule. Wait and take the next capsule around your next main meal as usual.
Common side effects These may affect up to 1 in 10 people taking alli
− Stomach (abdominal) pain
− Incontinence (stools)
− Runny/liquid stools
− More frequent bowel motions
Effects seen in blood tests It is not known how frequently these effects occur
− Increases in the levels of some liver enzymes
− Effects on blood clotting in people taking warfarin or other blood-thinning (anti-coagulant) medicines
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Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.