Alli Review

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Alli is a diet supplement that endeavors to assist with weight loss. This product was developed and manufactured by the major pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. The Alli diet pill is stated to be FDA approved and is commonly available without a doctor’s prescription. The official Alli website addresses the supplement as an “anti-obesity wonder drug.” It additionally discusses the “65 percent” of American adults that are currently overweight. Alli diet pills can be purchased through the official website for $44.99 for a 60 capsule starter container. Alli is claimed to be more effective when taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen.

The key active ingredient found in Alli supplements is called Xenical (or Orlistat), which is generally a prescription weight loss drug. This diet pill aims to minimize the body’s fat absorption or block a good 25 percent of fat that’s consumed. Some potential side effects that can occur are vitamin deficiency, “loose stool” and excessive gas (flatulence). Alli can be purchased in most common drugstores and superstores across the US. This diet supplement is claimed to alter the process of triglycerides being broken down inside the body by obstructing an enzyme, which is found in the pancreas. This process prevents fat absorption. The Alli Diet Pill is marketed toward both men and women who are suffering from obesity and other individuals who are borderline obese.

List of Ingredients

Orlistat 60mg, FD&C Blue 2, Edible Ink, Gelatin, Iron Oxide, microcystalline cellulose, Povidone, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, sodium starch glycolate, Talc and Titanium Dioxide.

Product Features

Alli is a weight loss supplement that comes in capsule form available over the counter in pharmacies and drugstores around the United States. This “wonder drug” is claimed to cut fat absorption by 25% so that the user absorbs fewer calories from what he/she eats. A key active component of the Alli diet pill is Xenical, which is also known as Orlistat. Alli is intended for adult women and men and is directed to be taken daily with water. This diet product sells for $44.99 via the official website. Like many other weight reduction supplements, a healthy diet and routine exercise are encouraged.

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Advantages

  • Alli is available to men and women that suffer from weight issues.
  • Alli diet pills do not require a doctor’s prescription.
  • Alli is approved by the FDA.
  • Alli Diet Pills can be easily and conveniently purchased via the official website.

Disadvantages

  • Consumer testimonials are absent from the official Alli website.
  • The official Alli website fails to offer a 100% money-back guarantee.
  • Some individuals may be allergic to certain ingredients found in Alli Diet Pills.
  • Alli does not offer free trial samples on the official website.
  • No before and after photos are provided on the Alli website.
  • May cause digestion discomfort. (See reader comments.)
  • Taking Alli Diet Pills can potentially result in a vitamin deficiency.

Conclusion

On the bright side, the Alli diet supplement is approved by the FDA. Since many other diet supplements, programs and pills aren’t FDA approved, some consumers may find this approval reassuring. However, some dieters would likely be more interested in Alli supplements if the official website posted some consumer feedback, a money-back guarantee or at least a few before and after photos. Be sure to consult your doctor before taking Alli diet pills. This way you can learn more about potential side effects and about other diet supplements currently available.

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253 User Reviews about Alli

  • 1
    irene stohm

    what if i took 4 instead of 3 by mistake

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  • 2
    Kona

    Looking for info on taking Alli after bariatric surgery, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Has anyone tried this? I think extra vitamin supplements would offset the possible effects of malabsorption.

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  • 3
    L

    Take your vitimins people!!

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  • 4
    Lauren

    I weigh 155 pounds and im 19 and 5 foot 6. however I used to be 130 pounds, but Iv gained weight by not eating right. I was just curious if you can take Alli while on birth control? I really want to lose some weight and feel better about myself.

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  • 5
    lydia

    this product has taken my life away. i am very sick now and am not the same person. it gives a new meaning to dying to be thin. i was fat before now i am chubby and very ill. not woth it. undergoing more tests, gallbladder and stomache damaged, scared to get the pain all the time. this product doesnt affect everyone just like cancer doesnt but would you take a risk on that??? i am 29 but feel like 69. pls dont touch this

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  • 6
    Marylee

    I have lost weight 5 times with Alli. This last time I have taken it for 18 mths straight, and I’ve lost 35 lbs and have gone from a sz 14 to an 8! I’m 5’1″ and now weigh 135 and only need to lose 10 more. It is slow but steady! I feel so much healthier. The less you weigh, the less you eat and the less you are hungry. I have hypothyroidism too so I know it works. I just turned 50 and couldn’t be happier with my body and life! I will take it forever if I need to! All I crave is salads & veggies now. I love Alli!

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  • 7
    Jessica

    I’ve taken it for almost a week… Very happy so far. It keeps you aware of what you are eating.

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  • 8
    lex

    DO NOT TAKE THIS PILL!!!!! I experienced extreme hair thinning after using this pill for a little over 6 months. Definitely, definitely not worth it- I regret it every day! It is better to be a lil heavier, but with a gorgeous head of hair than thinner with dull, limp, thin hair. Normally, I don’t review stuff- but I feel like everyone needs to be warned… Do as u wish, but NOT worth it. (if u do take it- make SURE you take vitamins every day)

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    NIgirl

    Hi

    Did your hair grow back?

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  • 9
    Michelle

    28 Years old female, 135Ib and would like to lose 10 pounds. I eat healthy, working 3 times a week. Would it help me lose 10 Ib?

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  • 10
    Claire

    I am 175 lbs currently . Four months ago I was 200lbs. I am a stay at home mother so I don’t get much excersize. Honestly I think they do work.

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  • 11
    Karla

    I just started with the pill yesterday!!
    IM FREAKING OUT ABOUT THE HAIRLOSS!

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  • 12
    Nye Stevens

    I have been taking Alli for about two years and I have no complaints other than it is expensive and hard to find discounts. Costco the best. I am 70 years old and still have a full head of hair. Alli makes the fat pass through you and that of course appears in the toilet. That’s the point. Otherwise it goes to your waistline. Most of these websites are trying to get you to switch from Alli to some other and much less effective treatment.

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    Angela

    I understand i have been taking it for a year now i was 330lb now 287 i love it

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  • 13
    Helen Kay

    Hi Ashley,
    I’m shocked to read about gallbladder problems caused by Alli and realise that I have een affected by this also.
    4 weeks ago I had excruciating pain in right hand side of my chest below my ribcage and was put on morphine in A&E. I had 2 further incidents in the next month and last week I was admitted to hospital with jaundice and gallstones. Had ultrasound scan and MRI scan and showed stones hadn’t travelled so they removed my gallbladder last week.
    I have been in so much pain and have previously been healthy and run 5K every Saturday and was shocked how I went from a healthy 39yr old to one crippled with abdominal pain and was scared last week when I became dehydrated and thought I had liver disease.
    Wonder how many others have been affected with gallbladder pain?
    I live in UK and was contemplating trying Alli again following gallladder removal but now will not be using again – there should be massive warnings about these side effects!

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  • 14
    MunkieBone

    DO NOT take Alli…it is the biggest waste of money ever…I took it for a month and lost 7 lbs in the first week great….then i couldn’t lose anymore and i was exercising an hour ever day and on an 1800 calorie diet….and I’m sure everyone experience the unpleasant stools…I ate about 15g of fat A DAY(recommended per meal) and still experienced that problem….now I am taking Lipofuze, I have been on it for less time so far than I was taking Alli and I have already lost more weight and you don’t have to worry about the unpleasant side effects like alli….and u don’t have to count ur fat intake only ur calories…..anyway good luck…i guess everyone is different but i know other people who were on the alli diet and they didn’t like it either

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  • 15
    sammy

    hhhhhmmmmmm, Have just started using Alli, but have had no Bm movements, and think I may have had over the recommended fat allowance. Although not much over. Very concerned about the hair loss people are talking about. Is it very common. Any way only early days, so fingers crossed!good luck to every one else:)

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  • 16
    eliz31

    i love it. It has been a life saver.

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  • 17
    SeeingChanges

    I have been on Alli since Jan 24th. I take it 3 times a day. I have been doing a bootcamp 3 days a week. I dont eat perfect, but I also dont eat fast food or drink soda. In these 2 months I have lost 13 pounds which is GREAT. I have never been able to loose weight. The only bad part is the orange oil in my BM’s but thats all. I will continue to stay on Alli and will post again in 2 months. I want to loose another 30 pounds. If you eat 3 meals a day, low in fat and workout. You WILL see results. If not, your doing something wrong. Your not looking at the fat in your food. Good Luck to all =0)

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  • 18
    Irish Adams

    I am on several medications one of which is Zoloft. Should i take Alli?

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  • 19
    Alesha

    Ok, so I have been doing slim fast and was wondering if anyone else had tried Alli with slimfast?

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  • 20
    tazncaz

    Is Alli safe to take with Wellbutrin & nortrytilyne

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  • 21
    Aletha

    I would love to take Alli. Is that any way your company can use kosher gelatin vs pork gelatin. I believe this small change will enable a lot more people to take advance of this weight loss product. Please let me know.

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  • 22
    Jenna

    For 7 days I have been taking alli and slimfast. 2 alli pills aday 2 sjimfast shacks a day and 2 slimfast bars a day and for dinner I eat what I want as long as it doesnt have alot of fat. Within the 7 days I have lost 3 pounds.

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  • 23
    arturo

    i been taking alli for 2 weeks and i have gain 5 pounds and i eat have of my meal that i use to how much time dose it take to work

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  • 24
    yisaira3

    well i have been takein alli for 2 days the only thing i dont like is that in my bm it haves blood in it has it happen to anybody else

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  • 25
    Ethna

    i appreciate everyone’s comments. i am looking forward to the challenge(s).

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  • 26
    starrblue

    I have been reading up on Alli and am on the fence about taking it. I weight between 180-185 and cant seem to get past that 180 mark no matter what i do. I dont want to loose a lot maybe 10-15 lbs. I work out 6 days a week already and dont eat that bad. Any suggestions? Should i give it a try to see if it will be a jump start to my goal??

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  • 27
    buckskin38

    I have been on alli for a week. When going to the bathroom I notice orange greasy stuff. Is that normal?

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    cdance

    It is if you’re exceeding the 15g fat per meal

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    MunkieBone

    I wasn’t exceeding 15g of fat per DAY and still had that problem

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    Jo

    I have been on and off Alli for the last few months. It made me constipated – I NEVER suffer from constipation. The oil that comes out is bright orange – can look like blood at first glance but is best described as the kind of oil you might get from bolognese sauce (fatty, orange). I haven’t noticed much weight loss so Im not sure I will carry on. I did have one episode of side effect and that put me off for life, I was at the supermarket and with no warning (I had not eaten ANY fatty food either bizarre) – luckily it was only oil and I was wearing dark blue skinny jeans – they are no longer with us as I could not bear to even wash them. I used to take them years ago and they definately worked but Im not sure now. Not sure they are worth the money or the worry about shitting myself!

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  • 28
    yellow b

    I’ve brought the product but I’m a little scared to use it. After reading the comments on this wall and people stating how they’ve suffered from bad stools to hair loss freaks me out. But I guess one way to find out if this product works is by using it. However what does worry me is going to work and having lunch only to run to the loo. Also my bmi is normal I wondered if were any major side effects to alli from having a normal bmi.

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    girl

    As long as you follow the low fat diet and take multivitamins u dont have to worry as much about either symptom. the hair loss is primarily from vitamin deficiancy because the pill does make u lose some vitamins. The bm problem is because of too much fat and ur body adjusting to the product.

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    rosie

    Hi,

    I’ve just bought Alli too and am also freaking out after reading this! I Know you might not be able to remember that far back but did it work? Was it okay? Thanks! x

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  • 29
    Anonymous

    Hi
    I was super morbidly obese when I decided to try Alli I knew I needed something to motivate me and a quick weight loss would do this. It is now 11 months later and I took Alli for 6 of those months and I have lost 120lbs. I haven’t noticed hair loss and only experience side effects if I go over the recommended fat amount. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. I realise alot of my weight loss is down to a healthier diet and excercise but Alli made me more conscious of this and helped to speed up the process. I am delighted and would recommend it to anyone thinking about it.

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  • 30
    Sarah2

    Hi Guys, I have been taken Xenical from Jan 2008 till Feb 2009 and I did liked the results, I lost around 30lbs… After that I got pregnant so I stopped as recommended.. and now my baby is almost 11 months… I want to take Xenical again.. since I am planning to stop nursing her by her first birthday.. I now feed her 2-3x a day… Is it ok to start taking Xenical now?

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    MunkieBone

    I wouldn’t take anything especially while nursing without asking your doctor first

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  • 31
    april

    iM 132LB and need to lose 15lb, will alli help me reach my goal?

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    Jeannett

    I started Alli when it first came out and lost 30lbs in 3 months and took one here and there is I was eating a bad meal. I kept the weight off for 2 yrs. I stopped taking them all together because my hair starting falling out and breaking off. My hair is ruined. I took the vitamin and everything. My hair didn’t start falling out and breaking for about a yr or so after being on them. I wouldn’t take them. I haven’t cut my hair and have lost 5 inches due to it breaking off.

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  • 32
    20 year old male

    I have been taking alli with every meal (3 times a day) eating right and excersing 45 min a day 4 days a week and i gained 2 pounds. alli is no good.

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    Carolyn

    Your weight gain could be from muscles and not fat.

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  • 33
    m72

    YES,I take Alli as needed. I would never take Alli on a daily basis.All Alli does is allow your body NOT to absorb all the fat that you eat.Its side effects really FORCE you to pay attention to everything you do and eat.If i want to eat something i make sure& check that it is in the 15-18% fat content range,I also pay attention to my portion sizes and stop eating as soon as i feel full. rnI have a system and this is how it goes. rnI keep Alli on hand if i know that i am going to eat a more fattening meal then usual.If i plan to eat a half a pint of ice cream or go with my daughter to eat out i have them in my purse,this way i know quite a bit of this mainly unhealthy fat is on its way out!.I do not take the pills when i eat a salad or my daily Avocado,most all healthy meals that i eat i will not use the pill.I want my body to absorbed the healthy good fats.I think taking this pill 3 times a day could be taxing on your liver-its just using the drug to much in my opinion. rnWhen i do finally run out of the diet pills i purposely wait about a month to buy some more and get it out of my system… rnThe Alli budget: Alli is not cheap,and it rarely goes on sale,but you can get it cheaper if you know what to look for. rnI have a ALLI BUDGET of $35.00-$40.00 total for 120 Alli diet pills. rnIf you check the internet for store sales,Amazon on especially EBAY you can almost always get a 120 bottle for $39.99,and that is the going rate for 60 pills at the store. rnWhen ever I see the price i want to spend only then do i buy.Sometimes i have to wait more then a month and that is ok for my health and my pocket book. rnOther things i do to lose weight is cut out ALL foods and processed products that contain HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP or HYDROGENATED OILS.These ingredients are altered by man and do not allow your body to feel full so you do eat more.If you are going to eat something sweet MAKE sure it contains real sugar so your body CAN tell you “stop eating i am full” If you have a treadmill before you decide to run/walk,buy a waist wrap- tighten it as tight as you can around your waist and run in front of the TV! rn1-30 min. show later you have now ran over a mile:) rnYou will also notice lots more sweat around your waist from wrap.My waist can’t live without it!
    Its the corset concept,you have seen women on tv and the internet with the small waist lines due to wearing a corset.Take measurements of your waist line before you start wearing it for a couple hours a day.Then check your waistline a month later and you will see it works quite well…good luck to all!

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  • 34
    Bonnie

    I’m 19 and my doctor gave me this pill to lose 80 pounds. Everyone I know is completely dumbfounded that a doctor would give someone this medication (seven day trial). My mom says it does nothing but make you run to the bathroom non-stop and it’s not worth my money. Help?

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  • 35
    Ashley

    I read an article today in womans health that states it causes liver failure and even death…has anyone heard about this? I have been taking it for 2 months combined with quick weight loss center and carb blockers. I have lost about 15 pounds but would prefer to be alive.

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  • 36
    sheena

    i’m 26 years old. i’m 5’7 and i weigh 173, i’m looking to reach my old weight of 130 lbs. i bought alli yesterday and i have to say that after reading some of these posts i’m afraid, mostly in regards to the possible hairloss. i work from home so i’m not too worried about the bm side effects. also, when i entered my info on “my alli” it told me to consume 17 fat grams per day but u all are mostly saying only 15, what’s up with the difference? help please :)

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  • 37
    Lisa

    I have been using Alli since August 17 of this year and have lost 1.5 lbs. Then this week I checked in and gained it back. I am eating healthier, no sweets, etc and can’t understand why I gained what I lost using this product. I am glad it worked for some, but disappointed it has not worked for me. It’s very expensive and I am finishing up my last bottle. I am looking for advise of a diet program that “really” works. Alli is just not worth the money and time spent on their web based lessons. If anyone can offer advise on which product to use, I would really appreciate it. I have 20lbs to lose.

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  • 38
    Lisa

    I have been on Alli since 8/17 and lost about 1.5 lbs, then gained it back. I am disappointed in this product. It’s expensive and even going to a low fat diet and being dedicated to following the web based lessons, this product does not work for me.
    I am looking for another product that will work. I have 20 lbs to lose, if anyone can offer advise, I would appreciate it. I am glad to hear it has worked for some, but disappointed it did not work for me.

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    matt29

    i used alli for about 3 month with low fat meals,i lost about 45 lbs,but i was 215lb, 5 11
    so it really works if you really over weight,plus i only took it once a day with lunch or dinner.

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  • 39
    Ashley Weigel

    I took alli last year after the advice of my doctor. I took it for about 5 months but had to stop because I was having really bad back pain in my right side. I will say that it did work, and I lost almost 20 pounds, but it was not worth the pain. Here I am, almost exactly one year later and I’m having to get my gallbladder out! I never, ever had any problems with my gallbladder before I took alli and I feel like taking that drug caused my gallbladder to malfunction. I’ve been battling the back pain for a year on and off, and my primary care physician always misdiagnosed it as UTI’s or kidney infections. I finally went to a brand new doctor 2 weeks ago, and he found the problem almost immediately. I’m just curious how many other people have experienced gallbladder problems after taking alli? Before taking alli, I was overweight (5’5” and 178 lbs) but otherwise healthy and never had any major health problems. I would not recommend alli to anyone and I’m just looking for someone with a similar experience. I don’t want to be carried away, but I feel like there should be a lawsuit or the like publicized to make people aware who are thinking of taking this drug. Please respond if you, or anyone you know, has had gallbladder problems after taking alli.

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    Fabi

    Hi Ashley,

    I read your post.. I have taken Alli on and off but didn’t experience any back pain..I wanted to start again but after reading your post I am scared.

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    Helen

    had to have my gallbladder out also. I don’t know if it was related to alli or not. I had a 1 inch stone and this summer has some bad back pain that radiated to the front. They advised me to have it removed. I had been taking alli for a year and lost 50 lbs. I have gained weight again so I am going to try it again. Hopefully it won’t cause anymore problems since I don’t have a gallbladder

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    Chris

    I started taking alli on April 1 2009. It was a few days after my 40th birthday. I took it twice a day, not three times, was very strict about my diet, so I never had any bad side effects. I also worked out six days a week, about 2 hours a day. When I started, I weighed 193 lbs. By mid July, I was down to 150. I went on a trip to Chicago with some friends, and it was during this trip that I experienced my first Pancreatic attack. I had no idea that that’s what it was, I thought it might have been food poisoning.The pain in my chest was so severe, I thought I was dying. Earlier that day I had eaten out, not diet food, but I didn’t take my Alli either. I went back home, continued with the Alli, and my workouts. By mid-September, I was down to 140. I had gone from a size 14-16 to a size 7-8 and with my new self confidence, and healthier body, I went out and got a job. My first week, I had to call in becasue I thought I somehow had gotten food poisoning AGAIN. The pain was horrible, it hurt to breath, and it lasted hours. I was afraid to go to the hospital, becasue I was at home alone, and I didn’t want to deal with the cost of an ambulance. It had past before, so I hoped it would pass again. Eventually it did. Life went on. I got my job in mid October, and after that second attack, I wound up having about one a month, until January. They started happening more often, and On February 13th, after not being able to stand up anymore at work, I drove myself to the ER. They did bloodwork, and after a short while, the doctor came in and told me I could NOT go home. My liver and Pancreas enzyme levels were both over 3000. She said I had severe Pancreatitis and had to be admitted to have my Gallbladder removed. I was literally in shock. I had to be treated for the Pancreatitis before they could do the surgery and wound up in the hospital for 6 days.
    I was unable to jump back into working out right away, but continued to eat healthy, by then I weighed 135 lbs. Within a couple of weeks of going home, I noticed that my body was hurting. All over. It began to be difficult to get out of bed, as the pain in my feet was terrible. I hurt like this, all over, became confused a lot, always exhausted, was very depressed and began gaining weight steadily every week, even though I was not eating anything bad for me. I suffered like this, along with other very bad side effects, until I finally couldn’t deal with it anymore and went to the doctor in November. By then I was back up to about 180 lbs.After a full panel of blood tests, my doctor told me I had sever hypothyroidism. I have since also been diagnosed with fibromialgia.I am on 8 different medications, and will be on some for the rest of my life. I now weight 195. At one point, around the 175 mark, I decided to see if it would be okay to take alli without a gallbladder. Found it was supposed to be okay, and after the first dose, I had a pancreatic attack. My boyfriend took the bottle and put it up where I couldn’t find it. I lost my job back in July of 2010, and have to spend a lot of time in bed becasue of the pain. I am a full time student, and have four young children. Before I took Alli, I had almost never even been sick with a cold more than a few times. Had all five of my children naturally and though I have had issues with gaining weight over the years, I was always healthy and active. I can find absolutely NO other explanation for what happened to me, other than the introduction of the Alli into my body. I wish I had proof, or knew if there were many others who have had this, or similar traumas from taking this product. I read your post, and felt I needed to let you know, you aren’t alone. What I want to know, is what can be done about it?

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    Bonnie

    At my annual physical in 2007 I mentioned to my doctor that after eating I was getting nauseau and a dull ache in my stomach. I thought it was anxiety as I had a lot of major family issues going on at that time. The doctor ordered an ultrasound just to make sure and my gallbladder was part of that ultrasound and was perfect without one stone in it, not enlarged etc. I requested prescription Orlistat at that time as I thought losing some weight would help me. I took it for two years. I started having severe pains in December of 2009 and by October 2010 was rushed to the hospital in horrible pain to have an ultrasound reveal a completely packed/sludge gallbladder. I also had pancreatic enzymes over 3000 when admitted to the hospital. I was in horrible pain and weakened overall by this drug. Gallstones build up over years and years they don’t just happen in a two year span. I have before and after ultrasounds to prove it. I do think a lawsuit should occur.

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  • 40
    current user

    I’ve taken alli over the past 1 1/2 yrs. Granted it hasn’t been every day and I’ve only used about 2 bottles. But it does help in some ways. I’m also on Weight Watchers and have lost 70 lbs so far. There can be a few side effects but I’ve never experience anything embarrassing. It has caused some low iron levels. It really helps when you have to go out to eat (say when traveling for work). There are times no matter how hard you try you cannot stay on a low fat diet. I have noticed I will lose an extra 1 or 2 per week by using the product compared to not using it. But I try not to become dependent on it. It is a nice thought to eat all the fatty foods I want with no consequences. But if that was the case I wouldn’t have lost 70 lbs so far. My advice – try eating less, lower fat and less sugar and also exercise every day. If you need a little boost, then try alli. But don’t expect alli to do it all for you. It is no magic pill.

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  • 41
    Robin

    Ok I am 5’3″ and 145-150 lbs. I looked my best at 125lbs. Would someone PLEASE talk to me about whether or not it will work for me or not. Many posts asking this question but no one seems to respond. I just ordered some pills and don’t want to take if I am not overweight enough. Thank you.

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  • 42
    latoya

    I just started taking alli. 5 7 195 lbs. i pray this works. Im so discouraged. I want to feel sexy again and fit my clothes

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  • 43
    MARY WANJIRU

    iam a kenyan and i have a problem with my over weight.how can i get the slimming tablets to kenya coz i would love to try them

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  • 44
    Sam

    Hi. I am deciding if I want to take this suppliment. I have a question that I haven’t read in any other post. DOES THE ANAL OIL SMELL? Basically I would like to know 3 things. First, if you had the oil sepage, would the people arround you notice an odor? Second, can you smell anything when you change your panty liner? Lastly, if so, what does it smell like? Thank you for your honesty.

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  • 45
    anonymous

    Hi,

    I’m 18, and I’m a girl. I currently weigh 155, and my height is 5’4″.
    I’ve been reading the comments, and it seems that at my weight, Alli won’t work…does anyone close to my weight range know if Alli will work anyway?

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  • 46
    Kristina

    Hello everyone, thanks for all of advice. BUt i am very concern about hair loose it it true? I don’t mind take my VItimans but is it only curtain people has anyone experiance this hair loose? please please let me know. thanks

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  • 47
    Samantha

    Im 18 about 5’0 or 5’2 and currently weigh 162 :( im looking forward to buying this product. Do u think it would work for me????

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    Isabel

    Im 5’1″ and i weigh about 155 which is really heavy for someone so petite i want to try alli but im not sure if it would work for me maybe we could start the program together. =)

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    anonymous

    Oohh I’m 5’4″ and 155lbs…I don’t know if it would work b/c from all these comments, it seems like we don’t have that much weight to lose…discouraging. Hopefully, someone can answer this question.

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    mandee

    I am 5’2 and when I started taking alllie 3 weeks ago I was 153 I am now down to 138. It has helped me tremindously. I am very active though and eat less that 1200 calories a day.

  • 48
    Linda

    can Ali be taken if you’ve had your gallbladder out?

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    Liz

    Im trying to find out the same thing… been taking it a few days… but since I dont have a gull bladder I already dont have the enzyme that breaks down fat from it… I have a dairy free diet… and so that makes it a pretty low fat diet. Just wondering if anyone has had bad effects without a gull bladder.

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    Joanna

    KML

    I loss tons of weight during college by taking PE classes (2-3 per semester). I suggest taking a Martial Arts class if they have it and a running class. When your grade depends on it and it’s formally scheduled you’ll more likely go to the class. I never missed and lost weight. Good luck. Use the school to help you…

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  • 50
    Joanna

    Olivia I suggest you start exercising. I have a rule about 300 minutes of cardio a week. Change it up often to stop plateau. If you do that you’ll see some results. After you lose weight you need to offset the fact you can’t eat as much and a lot of people use exercise to offset it.

    Eat clean on weekdays when you have a routine and spurge on the weekend (not binge). That’s how I’ve maintained my weight loss. For me I need a push out from maintenance. I can keep the weight off… just getting to the weight loss point is hard for me… So I hope Alli works to push me out of my stable point. (5’8 at 170). Considering I’m pretty good with my diet and I exercise everyday… (weights 3x a week and cardio 6-7x a week) I hope this helps…

    I hope Salmon won’t give me the runs… that would suck…

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  • 51
    kml

    I have a question.. i am young.. 17… and i am overwieght i am only pounds away from hitting 200 and it really scares me. i am starting college in the fall and i dont want to gain even more wait when i start… i have been looking into alli and i just want peoples advice on if you think i should take it and see ahat happens or not.. i am very willing o change my habits i know it will be hard but i think i can do it. please give me some feed back thanks so much!!!!! :)

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  • 52
    Olivia

    i took alli for about three weeks with an extremely low fat diet. no excersise. about two pills a day and lost 17 pounds. stoppped taking it and gained it all back and more. :[ but im given it another try… day 2 on Alli..round 2. wish me luck!

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  • 53
    Sarah

    I love Alli. I have been on it for a couple of months and lost 17 pounds. Yes, you do to be honest, have oily stools if you aren’t eating correctly. When you first start it, give yourself a couple of weeks for your body to adjust. Stick close to a bathroom and I always wore a panty liner to avoid any embarrassing accidents. This really gives you the motivation to eat right and to keep dieting. It also gives you the luxury of splurging every once in awhile.

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  • 54
    Larry

    Doe it work for men? I was very active till I hurt myself. Now All I do is put on the weight even though I walk 5 to 7 miles a day and watch what I eat.:(

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  • 55
    Monique

    Can I take Alli if I’m nursing my baby?

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  • 56
    Kim

    Does anyone know if this will help lower trigliserides?

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  • 57
    Rebecca

    hello, i am 20 years old and weight 127-128. i have this gut that looks like i have had a c-section, and i cant seem to rid of this.ive tried all the diets, exercising, personal trainers, and even they cant explain it!. i was wondering if alli would be for me. i want to get down to 114-115 the least. my highest was 136 and i cant seem to get passed the 127 mark.

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  • 58
    marie

    hey,i am 145lbs and have tried every sort of diet to try get back to 135lbs,just wondering is there anyone else around my weight and have tried alli, will it work for me?and do you get a booklet to tell u foods u cant eat and can eat?

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    PATTY

    YES YOU DO GET A BOOKLET WITH THE STARTER KIT

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  • 59
    Lea gervacio

    Im 336 lbs 5″ 5. and carry my weight well, but I NEED TO LOSE THE WEIGHT AND FAST. when i was younger. i had taken the maxium dosage of xenical and had oil slick. i was irresponsible back then and young. so im trying ALLI. i need to lose it. my goal weight would be 250 or 200. gotta start small you know? anyways, i took my first pill last night. wish me the best of luck, im 20 yrs old now and i havent been thin all my life. i need all the help and support i can get. i need to make a change. lets hope i have what it takes with Alli.

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  • 60
    Lea

    Im 336 lbs 5″ 5. i carry my weight well, but I NEED TO LOSE THE WEIGHT AND FAST. when i was younger. i had taken the maxium dosage of xenical and had oil slick. i was irresponsible back then and young. so im trying ALLI. i need to lose it. my goal weight would be 250 or 200. gotta start small you know? anyways, i took my first pill last night. wish me the best of luck, im 20 yrs old now and i havent been thin all my life. i need all the help and support i can get. i need to make a change. lets hope i have what it takes with Alli.

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  • 61
    CJ

    I just started taking Alli This morning with breakfast. I am 5’2″ and 228lbs. I am hoping for postive results. My mother and sister have both been taking Alli for some time now and all they do is bragg about their weight loss. My mother is on all kinds of meds(high blood pressure, breathing issues, high everything alomost) and she’s fine. I often get distracted on my own with weight loss but the idea of oily bowels and spots is a great motivator to do the right thing.

    Good luck to everyone

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  • 62
    Marshay

    Been taking Alli for 12 days, love the results. Already people are asking what am I doing to lose weight. Yes I have had the famous bathroom results OMG! and thanks goodness for pantyliners
    but bathroom results are like a spank for the hand, telling not to eat the wrongs foods, well it taught me, eat right or its to the bathroom.( But most of the time I exercise) I was doing that before Alli, but now I am seeing results. Advice take vitamin at night.
    Alli may not effect every single person the same, everyone has a different body chemistry. But most results seem similar.

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  • 63
    Sarah

    Interestingly enough…I thought I would try Alli and also test it out as in “let’s see these horrible side effects.” I took my three daily doses of Alli all with fatty meals (pizza and stir fry). Absolutely nothing happened. I expected to be running to the bathroom constantly. Like I said, nothing. I am beginning to wonder what all the hoopla is about and whether Alli itself is a farse.

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  • 64
    ja'mall

    does the Alli pill work for men as well?

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  • 65
    Kendall

    I am 5’10 and 165lbs. I am thinking about taking alli but I’m not sure if it it is worth it/it will help me lose about 10-20 pounds. Do you think alli will help?

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  • 66
    A.J.

    I am taking 2.0 mg of Warfarin, does Alli thicken the blood. My last reading was 1.9 and they want it between 2 – 3.

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    s.t.

    I don’t think you are meant to take Alli if you are already taking Warfarin. However I don’t know why, or how it affects your blood. I’d recommend asking your doctor.

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    Sarah

    A.J.,

    The key is to let your health care provider that is monitoring your INR know you are taking Alli. Alli interferes with the absorption of fat-soluable vitamins (one being vitamin k). The key with warfarin is if there are changes in meds or diet, you need to let them know. They can adjust your dose accordingly. Of course, you may need to have more frequent INR’s drawn until it levels out. Also, like with the multi-vitamin, your warfarin should be taken at night or 2 hours or more after Alli was taken. You can research it online as well.

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  • 67
    Michal

    I am 118 and 5 foot 2, but when I had my fat percentage measured, it was high (27%). I am interested in losing some of the fat, even though technically my BMI is still normal. I exercise a lot and eat pretty well. Do you think Alli would be helpful for me- I am interested if anyone else who as in my situation tried Alli, and what they thought. Also, I am generally constipated, so Im hoping Alli might even help with that issue too.
    Any comments?
    Thanks!

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    Kelli

    the alli pill will most likely be a waste of money for you. it only really works with people who are obsest or boarderline.My sister is 115 and it didnt help her at all. If you have problem with constipation take dietary fiber supplements that you can get at like Walgreens of CVS. It helped me regulate (every day or every other day, i was going every couple of days) and avoid constipation

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  • 68
    Anna

    Am 12.10lbs been on alli for four weeks but have only lost 4lbs. any tips to get better results?

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  • 69
    Deann Ficken

    What kind of vitamins should I take while on Alli?

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    Michal

    Fat soluble vitamins are Vitamin A, D,E, and K, so a multivitamin with those vitamins in it is a good idea.

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    helen imaghodor

    does alli contain caffeine cos i react to it greatly

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  • 70
    sarah

    has anyone lost weight from taking 3 alli per day and only eating healthily and not doing exercise?

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    lea

    have been taking al.li for bout 8 wks. lost 17lbs. take it 3x day. have a feeling if i cut back on the low or fat free calories i would do better. being a chef has its drawbacks but i also get creative.fat free fries low fat chix fingers burritos etc.

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  • 71
    amanda

    has anyone taken alli while pregnant? and do u know if it will hurt your unborn child?

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    sarah

    yeah think it says dont takewhile pregnant or breast feeding

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    Ash

    Why would u wanna diet when prego. Ur child needs thouse nutrients

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  • 72
    ashley

    do you have to eat healthy to loose weight while takin alli

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  • 73
    Kate

    I am currently only about 20-25 pounds above where I’d like to be. Is Alli a good option for me? I’ve read a couple of conflicting posts… Thanks!

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    Paula

    Definitely give it a try – husband and I both had 2 stone to lose and at just a month in we have both lost a stone – he takes 1 tablet at dinner time I take 1 morning 1 evening. We have had no side effects but have changed to low fat diet but have alcohol and a treat at weekend – Alli has really fitted in with our lifestyle and we are both confident of losing that 2nd stone soon – good luck

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    sarah

    did you exercise or just eat healthy?

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    Paula

    Exercise!!!! Me!!!! Nah!! Think im living it up if I turn the TV over without the remote!!! Seriously though I do have dogs I walk but thats the extent of my exercise and I have an office job so sit down all day. The low fat diet has been the key really for us and we are both still losing and very positive about the whole thing -

  • 74
    ak

    I started taking alli a week ago. I have had the side affects, but i have also been eating healthy. I just discovered that i am pregnant. Is this going to have any affect on my baby. I have ofcourse stopped using it.

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    Jennifer Gaubert

    I’m an attorney currently filing suit. I also got pregnant on Alli. I hope your baby is ok. Please contact me at jgaubert@gaubertlaw.com.

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  • 75
    sandy

    I have been taking methadome for chronic pain,remeron,celexa and trazadone for anixty,depression and pdsd.I’ve been on them 1 yr now.Before these meds I weighed 110 lbs and could not gain weight.I now weigh 180lbs and can not lose any belly fat.I don’t eat breakfast,lunch or dinner.I eat a few garnola bars at night before bed.I exercise daily.I walk for 2 miles or walk trails for 2 hrs or more every day.Would Ali help me or any suggestions.I cannot get off the meds.I have horrible pains the meds dont stop it they do ease the pain some.Ay advice would be greatly appreciated.Thank you

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    Kate

    I’m not an expert, but with the knowledge I do have about weight loss, I believe you’ve actually stalled your metabolism and any chance of losing weight. Any program under 1200 calories per day will literally send your body into starvation, and it will cling to any fat reserves you have. Because of the 2 hours of exercise you’re getting each day, your caloric number is likely higher. Your best bet is to make an appointment with a nutritionist or a personal trainer, as they can tell you exactly what you need to eat to let your body know it’s safe to get rid of those fat stores. That situation sounds like one that would make any woman desperate, but your body doesn’t see your plan as a reason for it to lose the weight, but as a reason to hold onto it with all its might. I HIGHLY recommend clean eating diets if that helps guide you in any way to a solution, and talk to your doctor about pairing Alli with whatever program you decide on (the website might have more specifics about drug interactions).

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  • 76
    bri

    I am on day 3. Lost 3lbs in the first 2 days! I am 40 years old and have tried everything. I know that I need something that will work right away, so that I am motivated to stay with it. I am sure that the changes in food choice is the main factor here, but I think Alli is helping since I did not eat that badlt in the first place. The only other diet that worked that quickly was Atkins, and wow was that hard to stick with after a couple weeks! I think that the threat of an “accident” is motivational as well, and I could not come up with a better one! I have had no problems yet. I felt a little tummy gurgling on day 1. My plan is to get off the weight that I need to, for better health, and then use Alli as needed for maintenance. I have not been exercising for quite awhile, but with the first few lbs down, I feel like bellydancing again! (I still have 31 lbs to go…..and I will check back in soon!)

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  • 77
    Vic

    OK, is it the low fat diet that is doing the work–or Alli. Sounds like Alli is the threat of punishment (uncontrolled bowels) that keep you on the straight and narrow. I’ve bought it, I’ll try it. But a low fat diet will automatically make you lose weight. If it takes the “paddle” of Alli to make us stay on the low-fat diet, I guess so be it. Wiah us beginners luck.

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    Lizzie

    I was thinking the same thing. If you eat virtually no fat, you’ll lose the weight, so what’s the point in taking the pill? To keep you on “track?”

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  • 78
    leta

    I weight at 251 I started at 261 but i was on the ankins diet counting carbs. i am going to try alli first pill wil be on sunday with my two daughters i hope the poo that you all talk about is ok because i have trouble already and its not going like i should so hope it will help me go as it has a lot to do with weight lose,will let you no good luck to all of you already on the alli.

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  • 79
    kat

    Firstly What will happen if you drink alcohol on Alli? also i been taking it for 3 days, not sure if i have lost any weight but feel like rubbish, headache etc… really want to lose atleast half a stone in 10 days, is this possible?

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    leslie

    Alli doesn’t effect alcohol.

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  • 80
    laura

    I would like to lose 30lbs. I am only 4’10″ and weigh 140. I am unable to exercise much because disability. Can I still lose weight on Alli?

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  • 81
    gloria

    Can you take Alli if you have high blood pressure control with medication?

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    concerned

    I have high blood pressure as well and want to try Alli….comments pleasse

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  • 82
    rae

    going to try it

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  • 83
    Qtip

    hey everyone i have been on alli for about a week and i love it im more concious of my fat intake im used to taking pills that work fast but i gain it all back so im learning how to eat in moderation wish everyone good luck i have lost 6lbs in one week i started taking only one pill then i graduated to three i feel great i dont see any oil though i look for it i guess i dont eat as much oil as i used to so that is a good sign good luck!

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  • 84
    Michelle

    for how long can I take alli? is it safe to use it monthly?

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  • 85
    ilhem

    my first pill tonight so we going see….

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  • 86
    Terpmaniac

    40 year old male here who has been using ALLI for all of two weeks. Have read all the horror stories about “treatment” affects so was pretty prepared. I weigh 189 and just cant seem to get past 185, my goal is 170. After 2 weeks, weight is down to 182 and its been so easy. I did have an oily BM but only once and of course it was when my meal was pretty high in fat. I watch my fat intake so its not a problem any more. Alli does seem to work very well. Follow the directions, no more then 15 fat grams and you will see results.

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  • 87
    Donna

    i have now been taking alli for two weeks now and have lost 11 pounds i was very ill at the beginning being sick but think that was a bug think that helped with the weight lose tho but im happy honestly every1 needs to try this xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • 88
    simone

    Hey everyone i’m gonna purchase Alli tomorrow. What i’m gonna do is start practicing eating low fat foods then start taking it on sunday. I will give everyone an update once I get started. All your comments helped me decide to try it.

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    rae

    think I will try it myself

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    MamaLou

    Starting the low-fat diet is very highly recommended before taking Alli. I have been on the low-fat diet for 1 week now, lost 4lbs, I will start Alli tomorrow night and let everyone know what happens in another week! I am so excited… and take going to take the multi-vits so I can keep my hair!

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  • 89
    Deborah

    I have purchased Alli but am afraid to use it after hearing about the side effects of gas, etc.

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    Paula

    I’ve just finished my 2nd week I take one in the morning one at night – have had no side effects BUT have lost 11 1/2 lbs – husband also given it a whirl (takes one tablet at night and has lost 7lbs in 2 weeks also with no side effects BUT we are also on a low fat diet and using the Alli sheets to write down what we eat – try it!!!

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    leslie

    Alli is to be taken with meals. If not taken with food, it doesn’t do anything.

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  • 90
    shunikka

    will alli make me want to eat less with dieting?

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    thatguy

    It will make you want to eat less unhealthy foods when you experience the treatment effects.

    I started taking Alli with just a slightly healthier diet, as my plan to was transition over a period of a few weeks just as I did when I have up all sodas – because I failed many times before by just giving them up cold turkey, but on night 3 I experienced my first treatment effects and the next morning I immediately changed my diet so I was consuming even fewer calories, less fat, etc. The effects shouldn’t make you want to stop taking Alli, they should make you want to change your diet – I’m going to continue taking Alli because thinking about the effects really helps me out when I’m otherwise lacking the will power to avoid certain unhealthy foods.

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  • 91
    Kenyatta

    I have been taking Alli for a week and I haven’t had any side effects. I haven’t lost any weight either. The only bad thing I’ve eaten is pizza, and I work-out everyday day for at least an hour.

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    Anonymous

    does it give you engery?

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  • 92
    jeannie

    Egg yolks are very fatty.

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  • 93
    Flummoxed

    I have diabetes type 2 and hi blood pressure. My weight is climbing and I want to keep it off. I want to know if any have heard about using this product with these limitations?

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    amy

    I am a type 2 diabetic also I take byetta and alli and have lost 16 pounds since november.these 2 works great 4 my blood sugar also

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  • 94
    McKenna

    I have been taking Alli for about 2 weeks now, and my side effects seem to be the opposite of everyone elses. I makes me very constipated. Has anyone else experienced this?

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    Brian

    Yes, and I also picked up 5 pounds, I eat low-fat, low-cal. foods, any suggestions?

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  • 95
    Donna

    i took my first pill lastnight and i have been violently sick all night is this normal i dont know if i have cought a flu or allergic please help xxxxxxxxxxxx

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    jeannie

    Must be a coincidence. Alli will not make you ill.

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    tasha

    maybe you are pregnant and don’t know it because i never gotten sick or had any head aches thats why they tell you to ask a dcter before taking any weight loss pill.

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    Deb

    I took for the first time last night too and I was also violently sick in the middle of the night. Couldn’t sleep and vomited twice. I didn’t have a dinner high in fat, either. I’m going to call my Dr. before I try again.

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    Janey

    The first pill I took I was very sick to my stomach. I thought it was a coincidence, so I waited a day and started over the next day and I feel awful again. I guess it isn’t for me…bummer

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    Robin

    I read that some people are allergic to certain ingredients. If it continues I would discontinue use of Alli.

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    Danielle

    I was an idiot and took my sisters pill when i was younger.. just assuming it wouldn’t actually make anything happen like the other diet pills, and ate maybe 6 fried jalopeno poppers. I was fine for a few hours and then i just started violently throwing up and having to go to the bathroom at the same time. If you had A LOT of fat I would understand that to be the reason you got sick.

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  • 96
    melissa

    i have been on alli since nov 09 and i have lost 19 pounds.. i love it

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  • 97
    Paula

    Have been on Alli for just over a week now and have lost 8lbs. Have had no side effects except for a bit of abdominal discomfort on day one – have been combing with a low fat diet although have drunk wine at the weekends and have had no undesirable effects – feel great and very positive – if you are sensible and follow the instructions of combining with a low fat diet you will lose loads without nasty side effects – good luck all

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  • 98
    Paula

    Been on Alli for just over a week now – lost 8lbs so far – have had no nasty side effects although did have a bit of abdominal discomfort on day one but nothing much. If you follow the instructions and combine with a low fat diet you will be fine – if you chuck it down your neck thinking it is miracle pill then stuff your face you will come a cropper – simple as!!! So far I love Alli

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  • 99
    Barbara

    Has anyone heard anything about this causing liver dammage?

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    Jo

    I used xenical when it first came out. I lost 50 pounds in 6 months and kept it off for 10 years. I now have some chronic health issues and have gained about 20 back. My Dr. has ok’d me to use alli and I have been for about 1 month. Weight loss seems slower, but I am older and alli is only 1/2 of what the xenical was. Watch your fat intake and you will be fine. Alli is nice because the side effects are way less too. I loved xenical and so far so good with the alli.

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  • 100
    Cindy

    I just started Alli this week. I am following the meal plan in the book with some substitutions. So weird the first day I lost 5 lbs…So unexpected…have lost a pound a day there after….only have 20 lbs to lose ….so I’m happy….no Side Effects at all Feel GREAT!! Good Luck!

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    Cindy

    Hey has anyone drank Alcohol while taking Alli? I’m thinking just a glass of wine or 2 on the weekend….Let me know…I don’t want to have a PROBLEM…if you know what I mean..

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    Tamara

    I drink miller 64, has no fat in it. You need to check the fat in what you want to drink

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    Kelli

    When it comes to acohol most of them are okay to drink. stay away from white russians and milky or really high sugary drinks and if you drink mix drinks, pick diet sodas. light beer and white wines are recommended when on the pills.

  • 101
    Donna

    i have just ordered alli im 12 and a half stone i want to get down to 10 stone fingers crossed it works for me every 1 wish me luck xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • 102
    Sandra

    i lost 31lbs since sept using alli i’m now 140lbs and 5ft 8. very impressed with the product

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    karen

    I’m about 5’8 and weigh about 155 and would love to get down to 140. What did your daily diet look like to lose the weight? I just started Alli 2 days ago and so far no difference.

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  • 103
    SamiJo

    Has anyone else had extreme lower back pain while taking Alli?

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    Courtney

    Hmm… very seriously, I think its been linked w possible gallbladder issues, and I had mine removed long ago (not due to alli), and the back pain I had was something like this: Lowish back pain, throbby, kind of severe, circled around the front, felt like I couldnt breathe… didnt start out that bad… need an Ultrasound to detect it (or xray)

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    SamiJo

    Thank you! I’ll check it out.

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    Your Name

    I ditto comments about alli as a suspect in lower back pain.

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  • 104
    sandy

    i just started taking alli and have had only one accident.My question is i only eat one meal a day. I dont get breakfast or lunch, but i sometime snack. I have been taking one pill aday just before dinner, and its working. Im wanting to lose 20lb. do you see a problem with just taking one pill aday? will it still work?

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    Donna

    your suppose to eat three meals a day you have probably already heard this but breakfast is the most important meal of the day if you do that and cut out the snacks i dont know why alli wouldnt work for you.xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    mare

    I think you should be having more meals in your day!

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    mare

    I think you should be having more then one meal a day!

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    cc

    Hey there! It is suggested to eat around 5 small meals a day. Once again the most important meal IS breakfast. If you are going to have 1 big meal a day… make it breakfast. Also snacking is OK as long as it is healthy snacks AND you are sure the snacks do not interfere with your small meals a day. Akki suggests 3 pills a day, you should obey these UNLESS your body is still adjusting! :) best of luck!

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    Marissa

    I’m the same way. I was anorexic when I was younger, and since then my eating habits and metabolism went crazy. From eating just the one meal a day for years, my body recognizes myself as being in a somewhat “anorexic state” and whenever I eat that one meal, it latches onto all the calories like crazy, making weight loss hard and weight gain easy. This is part of the reason why I started the Alli, because I had to figure out a way to not give my body all of those calories it was latching onto. However, even the doctor told me that while on it, I had to work on eating more during the day. On Alli or not, eating like that is unhealthy and in the end your body will never EVER be in good condition.

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  • 105
    lily

    hi, im a former gastric bypass patient that gained some weight im trying to lose about 25lbs. Can gastric bypass patients take alli, especially since we already have to worry about vitamin defecienes

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    Megan

    I’m a former patient of the surgery too. I had it done in 2005. I have had kids since the surgery and have about 40lbs to lose. I think its safe, but i’m just wondering if it would work, since food does not go through the part of the intestines that absorb vitamins through food anyway.

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  • 106
    Robert Davis

    Just started being patient with the product.

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  • 107
    Ann

    I weighed 160.7 when I began taking Alli. I have beee on it for three weeks. I work out and burn approximately 6,000 calories per week, despite closely monitoring the 1200 calroies per day, I have lost almost no weight. I am staying very much within the guidelines and have not had the bouts of greasy gas and stool, so I know I have done well by their plan. I think that if you are not significantly overweight and have to actually ADD fat to your diet in order to meet their suggested minumums, you will not have a successful weight loss process with Alli. After three weeks and a loss of only 4lbs (and given my exhaustive work, this is paltry compared to where I would be on a strict 1200 calorie/ 20 grams of fat diet. I am disappointed.

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    Andrea

    Yea alli is really only for people who have about 100lbs to lose. At your weight you really dont need a weight lose pill to get the results you want. Make sure you shock your muscles same work out every day will make your body plateau, and weight lost will be slow. Since you’re almost at your weight you need to be losing it is slower then a fatter person who has a crap ton to lose. Yes hun this will take sometime, but dont give up just be happy you dont have another 100lbs to lose. :P I started out 295 i am now 245. I have a while to go, but i dont give up =) good luck Ann and hopefully you can lose the bit of weight holding you back from your perfect body

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    Kate

    Hi Ann,
    Don’t give up! Because you are not as heavy as some Alli users, your body does not drop weight as quickly. 4 pounds in 3 weeks is awesome! 1-2 pounds a week is really healthy weight loss at your current size, and you’re right on with those numbers (: At 160, if you want to lose 30 pounds, total guess, you can get there by summer. Great work!!!

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    Caroline

    Alli is ONLY for people who are overweight. If you fall in the overweight, obese, and ect categories then Alli can help you. But if you are in the normal range of weight and just want to “slim down”, then Alli was not made for you. Read the brochure, it states that clearly. Also, your body will not let you lose weight easily if you are in the healthy range.

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    MC in WA

    You may not be seeing a loss in your actual weight because of gaining muscle mass. Your body will build mass quickly if you’re working out religiously, and that’s a good thing. :)

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  • 108
    Andrea

    Umm all these people who eat fatty foods then take the alli… You will be crapping out oil! I’ve taken it, and i eat very low fat foods. The days i know i ate to much fat i get oily crap, and thats when i eat a buffalo burger. Other then that this works amazing. I use it with my bodybugg system. I’ve lost in total 50lbs since November. Yes i am not lying. :P It’s weird when you hear peoples achievements, but finally i can show my friends that you can lose it =) Living proof. Listen to me with working out and eatting right this honestly does work, but if you have no idea what the calories are you burn how the hell will you know what to eat.Check out the bodybugg. My boyfriend and i did, and even when i reach my goal of 150 I will still use that wonder machine to check how many chips and sodas i can scarf down with out gaining that day :P
    Best of luck to everyone out there, and keep up the good work.

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    Christy

    Andrea,

    I just ordered the bodybug. It is great reading that you can do both and the same time :)

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  • 109
    cat

    I’ve been taking alli for almost 2 weeks. I eat right most of the time if i do have a treat i make sure i take the pill. I never get a upset stomach but sometimes my bottom get irritated i think from oils everyone is talking about. I’ve been staying away from the scale because in one of the alli manuals it tells you to but i know i’ve lost quite a bit of wait because of how my clothes fit and how i look in the mirror. if this keeps up i wont have to take it much longer! :]

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  • 110
    leslie

    I have been taking alli for about 3 weeks. I have only had “treatment effects” once, and I’m still trying to figure out what I ate that put me over the fat limit. I love this product though! It makes me constantly aware of what I am putting in my mouth. I have lost 13 lbs and and my body feels 100% better without all the fat I normally eat. I have so much more energy! The key is to follow the directions EXACTLY: no more than 15g fat per meal and skip the pill if you anticipate more. Good luck to you!

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    HEATHER

    I agree Leslie, The key is to follow the directions EXACTLY: no more than 15g fat per meal and skip the pill if you anticipate more. This is an entirely true statement. I am not grossly overweight but truly have problems from stopping those 10 lbs of weight fluctuation I have always experienced. Being a woman, I have had problems with constipation and honestly, the more “relaxed” production of stool is a lot more manageable then the uncomfortableness and pain associated with constipation. I do seem to get gassy if I eat salad dressing that is not fat free, or if I use a lot of sugar in my drinks. To solve this I simply changed to all fat free dressings and changed to Trivia for a sugar substitute and all’s well now. I truly feel people that are having the “oily discharge” effect, possibly are purging their systems of latent fatty residues, or they are simply not realizing they are consuming as many fat grams as they are. I used the diary, and I feel it really helped make me aware of what I am putting in my body. The food diary is just a helpful tool to keep u on track. Therefore, people I believe if you follow, the 15g of fat per meal rule you should have no other problems. In addition, I do feel much better than I have in a long time I hope this is another treatment side effect. Good luck all.

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    Casey

    Have you lost weight? I need to lose 10-12 lbs and wonder if Alli will work for me. I exercise 4-5 times/week and maintain a healthy diet most of the time. However, I’m 50 and it’s tough to maintain. I need help and want safe alternatives

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  • 111
    lili

    is alli suitable to take during breastfeeding time?

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    cat

    please don’t. it will harm your baby :(

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    Linda

    You shouldnt use alli while pregnant or breast feeding. You loose your water soluable vitamins in the loose stool. The baby get your breast milk which is mostly fat and then alli also in the milk it will cause the baby the have diarrhea and vit def. It can also cause preg or nursing moms to have low potassium levels which can caouse heart arrthmias. So unless you are healthy dont take this medication.

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    Vic

    Absolutely NOT safe to take while breastfeeding. The baby’s brain is very vulnerable to the right amount/type of fats–which is found in breast milk. Kudos for nursing—do your weight loss naturally, diet and exercise, until baby is weaned. And don’t wean baby early because of body concerns.

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  • 112
    aapflowers

    Are there other side effects? Does it make you feel funny in the head? Speed you up like other diet pills?

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    e

    It never has for me, and I’ve been taking it for about 4 months. Good luck!!

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    mel

    Alli works in your digestive system. No funny feeling…

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    brandy

    alli does not affect your brain or central nervous system so no jitters or funny feeling in your head

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  • 113
    rema

    I’ve been taking Alli for about 3 weeks now. The first time I took it I ate chicken and rice soup from a restaurant and Let me tell you.. As soon as a finished my meal I went to the bathroom and all the oil from that meal. Let’s just say that it did it’s job. I’ve been consistent and I have watched my intake of greasy foods and foods that a lof of hidden oils in them. I have regular stools and at times its a lot at once. But once again its all about the food I choose to eat. I have lost a total of 8lbs with alli and I will continue to use it. I average about 3lbs a week in weight loss which is great!

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    ladieb2

    Rema, do you exercise? I’m taking a diet supplement called Slimmetry. Do anyone know if I can take them both at the same time.

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    Carl

    You should never take two diet supplements at the same time.

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    Alex

    how much did you lose at the end?
    this is my 3er day. Did it work for you?

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  • 114
    Tim

    I have taken alli for 1 week and its not so bad . to stop bad bm’s take it after eating and don’t eat so much. and still works. lost 6 lb .

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    stephanie

    6 lbs is good n 1 week, how much did u exercise

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    Margaret

    So, it will work if I take the pill right after I eat? Will that stop the oily smelly ooze?
    I had a lot of trouble with
    oozing oil and it was not pleasant so I quit. I tried to keep the fat grams to under 30 sometimes it wasn’t easy to do.

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    Caroline

    Margaret, for one meal, you should be having UNDER 19 g fat. If you are doing anything above that then you are much of the reason for your oil. The only time I had oily anything on Alli was when I was eating too much fat and that sounds like your issue. You are having treatment effects because you are not following the diet strictly. That means measuring and counting EVERYTHING ! Including the calories in what you cook with ( oil, butter, ect) and using the correct servings.

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    brandy

    you may take alli during your meal or up to one hour after eating it however the sooner the better so maybe up to 30 minutes after taking the pill.Does anybody read the material before taking anything anymore?

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  • 115
    Steven

    I’m a professional driver and I’ve ben researching Alli and reading comments. I want to try it but concerned since there are times getting to a restroom isnt an option. I was wondering if there are anyone else out the like me who can tell me what it’s like in this type of career.

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  • 116
    Brenda

    I will be 59 my next B.D. Does age have any effect on the pill?

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  • 117
    Laurie

    I’m with Kk on this one. Horrible oily gas that doesn’t come out of clothes!! And you don’t feel it coming. I’ve only taken 1 a day for 3 days–to afraid to try more than that to see if my system adjusts.

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  • 118
    Laurie

    I’m with Kk on the awful side effect of Alli. I’ve taken only one pill a day for 3 days and have had nothing but oily gas. AND it doesn’t come out of some clothing. You don’t even feel it coming on! Not good.

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  • 119
    D Wilson

    I’ve been taking Alli for 2 weeks now & love it! Adjustments: Take my vitamins at nite, try to remember to take an Alli when I start my meal & “go” when my body says I gotta. Dunno about anything coming out “greasy”, but the only time I get gas is when I hold back my b.m. (to be expected). I knew when I had to “go”, and made the commitment to not ignore it, so I haven’t had any embarrasing times. Know that the object is to push the fatty stuff thru fast, but because of the push, the nutrients aren’t absorbed, either. The medical questions asked before need a dtr’s attn, but I have changed ALL my meds to the evening where the Alli won’t be pushing their effectiveness out, too!

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  • 120
    Barbara

    I take high blood pressure medication and cholestrol meds, I recently had my gall bladder removed, can I take alli?

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    Tesa

    Barbara…..Yes you can take Alli with gallbladder removal. I just talked to my dr today. First day on Alli. Let’s see how this goes! Good luck

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  • 121
    skm

    I have used alli for over a year now. You do not have the greasy bm and gas every day unless your diet is made up of a lot of fat. I have experienced no hair loss as stated by Nikki.

    The best thing is that you learn what foods are high in fat and you begin to eat healthier.

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    Laurie

    I took my first Alli pill after having a poached egg and orange juice. Not much fat in that except the butter???

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    jeannie

    Egg Yolks are very fatty…

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    PJ

    How much weight have you lost in the year?

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    jean

    my experience was exactly like nikki’s. it took me a long time to realize what was causing it and it was so bad i could not go out on the street without a wig. within four days of stopping, the problem ceased. i had been taking vits-mins all the time. i guess if that is your weak spot, alli will cause the problem.

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    brandy

    ok people with hair loss and say they are taking the vitamins are you taking them two hours prior to taking alli or several hours after taking your dose of alli. it does make a difference because alli is a lipase inhibitors to it stops 25 to 30 percent of your fat intake from even being absorbed by your body to include the vitamins that are absorbed by fat. so if you want the multivitamin to work you should take it two hours BEFORE taking alli or several hours after.

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  • 122
    Kk

    Taking alli for five days…i am eatting healthy, but cannot go anywhere bc of the HoRRIBLE oily gas! It is mortifying and literally a digusting side effect! I’ll continue for a while, but ive used three rolls of tp and ruined a pair of jeans!

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  • 123
    Sallie

    Is there any possiblity of liver damage? I do take a multivitamin every night. Is there a limit on how long you can take it. i.e, to help maintain the goal weight?

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    m72

    I recommend taking a break after you finish each bottle(around 1 month).You body has to have balance and using that product every day for years will cause side effects!

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    edge81

    yes, liver damage is possible in the form of hepotoxicity (toxic dose which effects the liver) the level of alli taken (if following the directions) should in fact keep you in the therapeutic range. Just dont take more the directed and like anything you take dont for excessive periods of time (longer then 4 months)

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  • 124
    Sallie

    As per the above questioin from Beverly Lopes, Can you take Alli while taking synthroid?

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    renee

    yes you can take alli if you have a thyroid problem and gallbladder i had my gallbladeer out and have thyroid prob the doctor told me ok i lost 50 pounds with alli but when i stopped takeing it i gained some weight back i guess ill have to start takeing again no side affects for me

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    AMY

    HOW LONG WERE YOU TAKING THESE IN ORDER TO LOSE 50LBS?

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    leslie

    As a healthcare professional, I would recommend that you ALWAYS check with your physician prior to starting any new medication–even over the counter products.

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  • 125
    beverly lopes

    can you take these pill while your on thyroid medacation

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    Judy Colyer

    can I take Alli while taking thyroid meds (synthroid)

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    Elizabeth

    according to my doctor, alli will not affect thyroid meds. Alli is a digestive based med and doesn’t affect your metabolism.

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    Anonymous

    I am on MMI- My doctor recommended not taking alli until 4 hrs after you have taking your thyroid meds. As a result I only take 2 pills a day.

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  • 126
    elizabeth

    i wanted to try alli but i feel that i just dont know enough. what is to happen when you stop taking it. the changes with the bowel movements are also discouraging any suggestions

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    Marissa

    When you stop taking it, you will gain weight if you haven’t changed your eating habits while on it. But that’s the point, you are supposed to change your lifestyle (like with any diet) so that when you are the way you want, you will be fine. As for the bowel movements, yeah it can be a pain and it can be gross, but it is a small price to pay if you want that little extra kick. Some people don’t experience them at all. I never once experienced anything gross with my bowels while on it, and a lot of that was due to the fact that I was doing the right thing with my diet. If you go out and purposely eat greasy foods that you aren’t supposed to be eating then, well, yeah chances are you aren’t going to be happy with your bathroom experience after that haha.

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  • 127
    elizabeth

    i want to try alli. but i am so scared of the diffrent changes with the bowel movements. any suggestions

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    linds

    wear a pantyliner, really make sure you watch what type of fats you eat. You don’t need to add kcaloric heavy foods (sour cream on your potato) you will only regret it latter. Try it on a weekend when you know you won’t be seeing anyone. Oh and most people forget to drink water. And get in more plant fiber.

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  • 128
    Molly

    I have been taking Alli for one week and have lost 4.5 lbs, coupled with a diet adjustment but have not exercised at all. Have had a few episodes of greasy stool after eating pizza or something with high grease but nothing bad, no uncontrolled bowel problems. No other negative effects either. So far I am loving it. It also motivates you to eat healthier.

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    gettingmybeyonceback

    I have been taking Alli for a week. I have lost3lbs!I eat oatmeal for breakfast(with splenda)spinach salad with grilled chicken for lunch & either grilled salmon or chicken with spinach salad for dnr! desert is normally Activa w/fiber or fat free sherbert & I drink warm green tea and eat lots of strawberries,baby carrots, and grapes through out the day! Good luck everyone! I walk for 30mins e.o day Im reall happy with my progress! And no accidents to date! Alli Rocks!

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    maryanne

    I agree with you. It motivates you to eat healthy or plan to go to restroom. I made the mistake of eating a bologna sandwich with 1 slice ch, is slice bologna and a few Doritos. NASTY!!! LOL Otherwise no side effects.

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  • 129
    Jill

    This is the third day, and first time I noticed “treatment effects” but nothing unmanageable. Best part is the awareness of a healthy caloric intake and fat grams per meal. It motivates you to follow this diet plan to make the money worthwhile! So far, eating under 1400 cal/day and have lost a pound a day. Yay!

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    latonya

    congrats:)

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  • 130
    Elisabeth

    I am eating healy(salad,cheerios, and meat) yet I still have greasy stool

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    leslie

    how much salad dressing are you using?

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    linds

    look how much grams of fat are you eatting? you do realize you can only have, about two TABLESPOONS of dressing before you hit the 15 gram of fat mark. And red meat is fatty, try eatting some roasted nuts instead.

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    Anonymous

    maybe the type of meat try just chicken,fish turkey

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  • 131
    Nikki

    Took only one pill last night and already noticed that I was having hair loss. No other side effects so far but I have thin hair to begin with and was not comfortable with the amount of hair loss I experienced with just 1 pill!

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    lulu30xxx

    Impossible to have hairloss from only one tablet. Anyway hairloss is a symptom after dieting very strictly for a long time. In fact what happens is when you restrict your diet your hair stops falling out and when you resume eating again the hair you were due to lose anyway falls out over a week or so, thus seeming like hairloss…No worries necessary

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    latonya

    maybe you were experiencing hair loss before you took the pill. And just noticed it afterwards. I don’t think that could happen only after 1 pill… :) not trying to be mean or rude… just common sense..

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    NYmom

    I used Alli last year and it worked,I lost 23 lbs in 3 months. I stopped take the pills but continued to stay on the low fat diet after my weight loss. I did not take my multivitamin daily as I should have and experienced a dramatic hair loss. Not Alli’s fault, totally my own. If you are going to take it be certain to take your vitamin.

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    gagirl

    thanks because i have been taking alli for two weeks and just took my first vitamin yesterday

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    Ruth

    Hi I read your comment about the need for multivitamins when taking Alli. I also didn’t take a multivitamin and my hair is falling out rapidly. It’s a bit scarey – would you mind telling me if yours returned to normal quickly please.

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    Carolyn

    Last week I was crying in my kitchen because my hair is thinning out and I didn’t know why. Alli is the only big change and I am bummed because I had NO other bad symptoms. I wasn’t taking multi vitamin though. And now I am taking the vitamin but scared to take Alli. I have almost a whole bottle of it!

    MILLIE1CMR

    HELLO EVERYBODY I WILL LIK TO KNOW IF ALLI IS BETTER THAN WEIGHT WATCHERS IM LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT WILL REALLY WORK I HAVE FOUR KIDS IM ONLY 22YRS AND I WEIGH 310LBS IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME THANKS ALOT

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    art27

    @MILLIE1CMR – I have done almost every diet out there. Weight watchers is the one that gives long lasting results. It is not a quick fix but it works!! ALLI is a pill/supplement Weight watchers is about changing lifestyle. you can do it!!

    Brianne

    NO it is not… I am taking alli with weight watchers which as been effective in helping me lose my last few pounds, but weight watchers works AMAZINGLY with no bad side effects. I wouldnt be using alli if i didnt need extra help losing the last 5 pounds.

    Anonymous

    O boy I used ally four years ago. Went from 170 to 117 in around five months. I was very happy. I did not take the vitamins after I stop taking allI my ha. Fell so much that I was I deprecion and I never realized that it was because did not take the vivitamin.

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    Anonymous

    I am 5’2 166lbs and need to get to 135. Do you think alli will work for me?

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    Dawn

    I have taken Alli for two months and just started noticing hair breaking and my hair stylist said the shine was gone and noticed other breakage and thining. She swore me to stop taking Alli! I threw it away as soon as I got home…I was totally freaked out as that was the only change I have done.

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    jean

    you are absolutely right. i too have thin hair and the longer i used alli the more my hair fell out until i was afraid i’d end up bald. i finally, through the process of elimination, traced it to alli. i think that if one has the tendency toward thin hair, this will finish the job. just before i tried stopping alli i was so balding i thought i’d have to purchase wigs. in the three days since I stopped alli, my fallout has decreased dramatically.

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    jean

    your experience is not impossible. i know this firsthand, but have difficulty getting this comment accepted because i keep getting the message “duplicate comment,” so this is all i can say, but this problem is not caused by lack of nutritional supplements, because i took them all the while i took alli. you can actually feel the fallout and then find the evidence on the floor.

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    Nancy McGoldrick

    My daughter who is 18, wanted to get on the pill so I purchased it for her and she was taking the pill, following a healthy diet & exercising. She became anemic, & weak, even with taking her vitamins nightly. Advised to stop taking them which she did.

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    Anonymous

    For me, i got a multivitamin and take it before bed. I weugh almost 300 pounds. So what would i rather be, thinning or obese. Ill chose thinning.

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