Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Alli
  2. Xenical

Descriptions


Orlistat is used together with a reduced-calorie diet to help you lose weight and to help keep the lost weight from returning. It is also used in overweight people who may also have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease.

Orlistat works by keeping your intestines from absorbing some of the fats from the food that you eat. The undigested fat goes out of your body in your bowel movements.

This medicine is available both over-the-counter (OTC) and with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule