Alli

DRUG DESCRIPTION

The active ingredient in alli (orlistat 60 mg) (orlistat) has been used in the United States as a prescription-only medication at double the dose found in alli (orlistat 60 mg) . Xenical® (orlistat 120 mg/TID) was introduced in the United States in 1999 following rigorous clinical studies and FDA approval. Orlistat has an extensive clinical history. It has had 25 million patient treatments and has been studied in more than 100 controlled clinical trials.

Behavior Support programs are part of the foundation for successful weight loss. Xenical® provided a separate support program for patients known as Xenicare, which, at the time, was considered a comprehensive plan. But a lot has changed since the introduction of Xenical®, including consumer expectations, healthcare professional involvement within the weight loss category and consumer, information utilization, namely, the sophistication of the Internet user. Applying learnings from Xenicare, our insights from consumers & healthcare professionals, and our understanding of current Internet usage, we have developed the alli (orlistat 60 mg) support program, called myalli (orlistat 60 mg) plan. The myalli (orlistat 60 mg) plan is an individually tailored support plan based on sound clinical practices and designed by nutrition and weight loss experts. It is free with the purchase of alli (orlistat 60 mg) . The myalli (orlistat 60 mg) plan.com is an extremely comprehensive online support program, including personalized online pages to view goals, check-ins with individualized feedback and advice, continuous follow-up and weekly monitoring, personalized emails on eating right/meal planning, guidance on treatment effects, online journal, menus and shopping lists, direct advice from clinical experts and a connection to a community of other alli (orlistat 60 mg) users. Research indicates that those who receive one-on-one counseling or online support may have a long-term advantage in successfully losing weight.

alli (orlistat 60 mg) is different than Xenical® because it offers informational materials with the actual product. The alli (orlistat 60 mg) starter pack includes over 200 pages of free in-pack materials to help guide individuals through the alli (orlistat 60 mg) program and set expectations for gradual weight loss, help them make healthy eating choices, monitor daily diets, and manage treatment effects. Eighty percent of patients found these materials to be very helpful. Overall, the alli (orlistat 60 mg) program offers unprecedented support and resources designed to help modify behavior by creating self-assessment and self-management skills. Assuming personal responsibility is integral to achieving sustainable weight loss.

Another difference when comparing alli (orlistat 60 mg) to Xenical® is the manageability and tolerability of GI events. In clinical studies, the 60-mg capsule of alli (orlistat 60 mg) demonstrated comparable efficacy and safety profiles to the 120-mg prescription capsule, but had a lower incidence of treatment effects, compared with the 120-mg dosage. Only a small percentage of trial subjects withdrew due to GI-AEs (5.4% on 120mg compared to only 3.2% on 60-mg), further reinforcing the tolerability of the 60mg dose. After 90 days of using alli (orlistat 60 mg) , 81% of study participants reported being satisfied or very satisfied with orlistat, and 91% reported losing weight. In addition, alli (orlistat 60 mg) will tell consumers and HCPs alike that the likelihood of treatment effects is greater if individuals aren't committed to following a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet (no more than 15 grams of fat per meal) and eating smaller portions.

alli (orlistat 60 mg) is available for oral administration in dark-blue, hard-gelatin capsules. Each capsule contains 60 mg of the active ingredient, orlistat. The capsules also contain the inactive ingredients FD&C Blue No. 2, edible ink, gelatin, iron dioxide, microcrystalli (orlistat 60 mg) ne cellulose, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium starch glycolate, talc, titanium dioxide.

What are the possible side effects of orphenadrine (Norflex)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using orphenadrine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
  • confusion, anxiety, agitation, tremors, hallucinations;
  • seizure (convulsions); or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:

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What are the precautions when taking orlistat 60 mg (Alli)?

Before taking orlistat, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain digestive problem (chronic malabsorption syndrome), certain gall bladder problem (cholestasis).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), kidney stones/problems (e.g., calcium oxalate kidney stones, hyperoxaluria), certain eating disorders (anorexia...

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Alli Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: Changes in your bowel function frequently occur because of the unabsorbed fat. Fatty/oily stool, oily spotting, intestinal gas with discharge, a feeling of needing to have a bowel movement right away, increased number of bowel movements, or poor bowel control may occur. These side effects may get worse if you eat more fat than you should. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Stop taking this medication and tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: symptoms of liver disease (such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin), symptoms of kidney stones (such as back pain, pain when urinating, pink/bloody urine).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking orlistat, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain digestive problem (chronic malabsorption syndrome), certain gall bladder problem (cholestasis).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), kidney stones/problems (e.g., calcium oxalate kidney stones, hyperoxaluria), certain eating disorders (anorexia nervosa/bulimia).

If you are diabetic, weight loss may improve your blood sugar control. Be sure to check your blood sugar regularly and tell your doctor the results. Your diet or medications may need to be adjusted.

This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details.

It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Alli Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Norflex

Generic Name: orphenadrine (Pronunciation: or FEN a drin)

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What is orphenadrine (Alli)?

Orphenadrine is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to your brain.

Orphenadrine is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.

Orphenadrine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of orphenadrine (Alli)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using orphenadrine and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
  • confusion, anxiety, agitation, tremors, hallucinations;
  • seizure (convulsions); or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dry mouth or throat;
  • blurred vision, dilated pupils;
  • headache;
  • drowsiness, dizziness;
  • nausea, vomiting, constipation; or
  • weakness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about orphenadrine (Alli)?

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to orphenadrine, or if you have problems with urination, an enlarged prostate, glaucoma, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, trouble swallowing, or myasthenia gravis.

Do not crush, chew, or break the extended-release tablet. Swallow the pill whole. Breaking or crushing the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.

Orphenadrine may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Orphenadrine should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

Orphenadrine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of orphenadrine.

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