Alli 60mg Weight Loss Aid Capsules contain the active ingredient, orlistat, which is designed to target the fat in your digestive system. It stops about a quarter of the fat in your meals from being absorbed. This is then is then passed out through the body in stools. It is advisable to take a multivitamin containing Vitamins A, D, E and K whilst using Alli. Please note: You must have a body mass index (BMI) of 28 or above to take Alli. The body mass index (BMI) determines if you have a healthy weight, or are overweight, for your height. Alli must be used in combination with a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet and periods of physical activity. For every 2lb you lose from dieting alone, Alli can help you lose 1lb more.
Alli should be used along with a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet. Diet and exercise should start prior to treatment. Take 1 capsule within an hour of each of three main meals. Take Alli at mealtimes. This usually means one capsule at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make sure your three meals are well balanced, reduced calorie and lower-fat. Use with lower fat mildly hypocaloric diet. If you miss a meal, or your meal contains no fat, do not take a capsule. alli does not work unless there's some fat in the meal. Take Alli just before, during or up to one hour after meals. Swallow the capsules whole with water. If you eat a high-fat meal, do not take more than the recommended dose. Make every effort to avoid any high-fat meals when taking Alli. Max 3 capsules a day for up to 6 months. If no weight loss within 12 weeks refer to HCP.
The active substance is orlistat. Each hard capsule contains 60 mg of orlistat. The other ingredients are: Capsule filling: microcrystalline cellulose (E460), sodium starch glycolate, povidone (E1201), sodium laurilsulfate, talc. Capsule shell: gelatin, indigo carmine (E132), titanium dioxide (E171), sodium laurilsulfate, sorbitan monolaurate, black ink (shellac, iron oxide black (E172), propylene glycol). Capsule band: gelatin, polysorbate 80, indigo carmine (E132).
Suitable For adults over the age of 18 years.
Do not take Alli: if you are under 18 years of age, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are taking ciclosporin, used after organ transplants, for severe rheumatoid arthritis and some severe skin conditions, if you are taking warfarin or other medicines to thin the blood, if you are allergic, (hypersensitive) to orlistat or any of the ingredients of Alli, if you have cholestatis (condition where the flow of bile from the liver is blocked), if you have problems absorbing food (chronic malabsorbtion syndrome) diagnosed by a doctor. If you suffer with diabetes, seek medical consultation before using Alli. Ensure you inform your GP or pharmacist, of any other medicines you may be taking.