Recently the FDA approved for the first time ever an over the counter diet pill to help people manage their weight. The alli diet pill which is a decreased strength version of the prescription drug Orlistat is only approved for over weight adults over the age of eighteen. The alli diet pill claims to help you lose 50% more weight than with diet alone. The makers of the alli diet pill stress that the pill should be used in combination with a reduced calorie low fat diet. On the other hand the FDA encourages physical exercise along with the usage of the pill.
So far the alli diet pill does not seem to come with any major side effects but this is what the FDA had to say “the most common side effect of the product is a change in bowel habits, which may include loose stools. Eating a low fat diet will reduce the likelihood of this side effect.” It is also warned that people who have had organ transplants or being treated for diabetes should not take the over the counter pill.
The early sales for the new weight loss diet pill has been booming with many national newspapers doing articles about the alli pills magnificent numbers. The alli program encourages modest, gradual weight loss, known by most as the best way to lose weight so no wonder people are rushing to go get it.
Glaxo Smith Klein the people behind the alli diet pill has finally given us a weight loss drug that is safe and effective.