alli is indicated for weight loss in adults who are overweight (body mass index, BMI, 28 kg/m2) and should be taken in conjunction with a mildly hypocaloric, lower-fat diet.
BMI (body mass index) is a way to measure how healthy your weight is relative to your height. To find out your BMI, click here.
The active substance in alli is designed to target fat in your digestive system. It stops about a quarter of the fat in your meals from being absorbed. This fat will pass out of the body in your stools. It is therefore important that you commit to a lower-fat diet to manage these effects.
*when used in combination with a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet
How to take alli capsules:
Adults 18 and over: Take one capsule, three times a day, just before, during or up to one hour after meals. Swallow the capsule whole with water. Do not take more than 3 capsules a day.
This usually means one capsule at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you miss a meal, or your meal contains no fat, do not take a capsule. alli does not work unless there is some fat in the meal.
Physical activity is an important part of a weight loss programme. Remember to check with your doctor first, if you have not exercised before. Continue to be active while taking alli and after you stop taking it.
alli should not be taken for more than six months. If you do not lose weight after taking alli for 12 weeks, see your doctor or pharmacist for advice. You may need to stop taking alli.
Do not take more than 3 capsules a day. If you have taken too many capsules, contact a doctor as soon as possible.
If you miss taking a capsule: If it is less than an hour since your last main meal, take the missed capsule. If it is more than an hour since your last main meal, do not take the missed capsule. Wait and take the next capsule around your next main meal as usual.
Do not take alli capsules:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking alli capsules if you have:
This medicine must not be taken by children and adolescents under 18 years old.
Do not take alli with these medicines
The oral contraceptive pill and alli
Take a multivitamin every day if you are taking alli
Talk to your doctor before taking alli if you are taking
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist when taking alli
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking alli capsules if you are taking any prescribed medicines.
Active ingredient: Orlistat 60mg.
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose (E460), Sodium starch glycolate (Type A), Povidone (E1201) (Kvalue 30), Sodium laurilsulfate, Talc, Gelatin, Indigo carmine (E132), Titanium dioxide (E171), Sorbitan monolaurate, Shellac, Iron oxide black (E172), Propylene glycol, Polysorbate 80.