Is there a generic of Alli?
Is there a generic of Alli? is a brand-name over-the-counter generic medication. It is available as brand-name Xenical with twice the dose of orlistat, the active ingredient in Alli. You can find Xenical on the SingleCare website or app if you want more information or valuable savings opportunities.
What is Alli?
Alli is a non-prescription medication that helps adults lose weight who are also following a modified diet. The active ingredient in Alli, orlistat, “turns off” proteins in the stomach and intestines that hydrolize fats, that is, convert fats into a form that can be absorbed through the intestines. As a result, about 25% of dietary fats are eliminated through the intestines rather than absorbed into the body.
Until fairly recently, orlistat was only available by prescription. The standard prescription dose is 120 mg. Alli, on the other hand, delivers a lower dose (60 mg) that delivers many of the same weight-loss results without many of the side effects. Prescription orlistat is sold as Xenical.
Alli comes with a no-cost weight loss program that includes informational materials, diets, and online support resources.
Alli is taken as a capsule with each meal that contains fat. No more than three capsules should be taken each day.
What are the side effects of Alli?
The most common side effects of Alli are due to its blocking fat from being absorbed into the body. These side effects include oily stools, loose stools, orange stools, changes in bowel function, intestinal gas, oily discharge from the rectum, increased number of bowel movements, diarrhea, poor bowel control, and undergarment staining. These are not serious side effects, but some people find the experience distressing. Most of these side effects will be minimized by following the program’s low-fat diet. People taking Alli are advised to eat no more than 15 grams of fat per meal.
Other side effects include but are not limited to nausea, vomiting, and rectal pain. The active ingredient in Alli, orlistat, is not absorbed through the intestines, so mental and mood changes have not been reported. Allergic reactions are very rare.