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X (Orlistat) Powder [AX Pharmaceutical Corp]
Updated Date: Mar 1, 2017 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - March 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Online reviews of health products 'are misleading'
Conclusions This unique study suggests that, in general, online medical product reviews may give a distorted and enhanced perception of the effectiveness of the product compared with that actually demonstrated in randomised controlled trials. The author discusses potential theories around this. For example, it may reflect the fact people are more likely to post a review if they found something good than if the benefit they found was not that remarkable or there was no benefit at all. He also suggests people may not wish to dwell on prior periods of ill health, whereas a positive recovery is something they may want to shar...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

Diet pills that claim to trigger natural weight loss have alarming side-effects   
The NHS says only one ingredient, Orlistat, has been proven to help people lose weight in clinical trials. But its possible side-effects include skin blistering and kidney stones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin shows early promise for controlling clozapine-related weight gain
People with schizophrenia who were taking clozapine had greater weight loss, reductions in waist circumference, and lower glucose and triglycerides, when given metformin compared to . There was no significant difference in “good” cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) or blood pressure measures. Clozapine is used to treat schizophrenia that has not responded to treatment with at least two other antipsychotics. However, it has the most negative impact on metabolic function and is strongly associated with weight gain. Curren t UK practice is to treat clozapine-related weight gain with lifestyle, behaviour, physical activi...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight Loss Pills And Products Don't Work And Aren't Safe
Our ancestors lived in a feast or famine world. When you don't know where your next meal is coming from, or when it will arrive, the smart play is to pig out every time food is available. Our genes are programmed to extract as much energy as possible from what we eat and to store any extra energy in fat reservoirs, available in reserve for future famines. These deeply ingrained genetic tendencies worked great in the austere world of our ancestors, but are a disaster in our current world of refrigerators, ubiquitous fast food joints and milk shakes. Only one third of Americans are now able to maintain a normal weight; one ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Harms reporting in trials of orlistat
The reporting of trials of orlistat in the 1990s appears to have understated harms, both in the summarized results and in published papers, warn experts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Xenical (Orlistat 120 mg) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 11, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

5 weight loss drugs that actually work in the US
Scientists at the University of California found of the drugs - orlistat, lorcaserin, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, and liraglutide - the last two, marketed as Qsymia, Saxenda and Victoza were most effective. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed... the 5 weight loss drugs that ACTUALLY work - helping obese people shed up to 20lbs in a year
Scientists at the University of California found of the drugs - orlistat, lorcaserin, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, and liraglutide - the last two, marketed as Qsymia, Saxenda and Victoza were most effective. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study compares effectiveness of weight-loss drugs
In an analysis that included nearly 30,000 overweight or obese adults, compared with placebo, orlistat, lorcaserin, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, and liraglutide were each associated with achieving at least 5 percent weight loss at 52 weeks, and phentermine-topiramate and liraglutide were associated with the highest odds of achieving at least 5 percent weight loss, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

ALLI (Orlistat) Capsule [GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings (US) LLC]
Updated Date: Jun 7, 2016 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - June 7, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

XENICAL (Orlistat) Capsule [Genentech, Inc.]
Updated Date: Aug 20, 2015 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST))
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST) - August 20, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Adolescent experiences of anti-obesity drugs - White B, Jamieson L, Clifford S, Shield JP, Christie D, Smith F, Wong IC, Viner RM.
Only two anti-obesity drugs (AODs) are frequently prescribed in paediatric obesity, orlistat and metformin. Meta-analyses show modest benefit in clinical trials, yet analyses of prescribing databases show high levels of discontinuation in routine clinical ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is the new pill for 'mild alcoholics' a good thing?
The new drug to reduce the urge to drink, makes Max Pemberton uneasy. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: nalmefene Xenical Max Pemberton alcoholic orlistat dementia Duchess of Cambridge Source Type: news

Is the new pill for 'mild alcoholics' a good thing?
The new drug to reduce the urge to drink, makes Max Pemberton uneasy. (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: nalmefene Xenical Max Pemberton alcoholic orlistat dementia Duchess of Cambridge Source Type: news

Do Weight Loss Drugs Affect Vitamin Absorption?
I am taking the drug Orlistat for weight loss three times a day with meals. Since it interferes with fat absorption, will it have an effect on my daily multivitamins, some of which I know are fat-soluble? I also take coenzyme Q10 and omega-3 fatty acids. (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - November 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

XENICAL (Orlistat) Capsule [A-S Medication Solutions LLC]
Updated Date: Jun 16, 2014 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST))
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST) - June 16, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Obesity drug failing patients due to lack of education about side-effects
Patients who gained weight 18 months after taking Orlistat attributed their weight-loss failure either to the side effects which have prevented them from sticking to the medication or felt that the medication simply had not worked. Orlistat is currently the only prescribed drug for obesity and functions by reducing the amount of fat absorbed from food eaten. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 8, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Diet Drug Orlistat (alli) Recalled in US Over TamperingDiet Drug Orlistat (alli) Recalled in US Over Tampering
Consumers in 7 states report package tampering, wrong pills in bottles. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 29, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Alli (60 mg orlistat capsules) by GlaxoSmithKline: Recall - Product Tampering
Some packages of the product were tampered with and may contain product that is not authentic. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - March 28, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Orlistat in Overweight and Obese Patients With PCOSOrlistat in Overweight and Obese Patients With PCOS
Can this weight loss agent help improve the cardiovascular risk profile of patients with PCOS? Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

A safe, effective diet pill - the elusive holy grail
Trade in illegal, ineffective drugs flourishes as pharmaceutical industry repeatedly fails to produce successful pillAttempts to invent a safe and effective diet pill have foundered time and again, allowing the internet trade in illegal and ineffective herbal supplements and dangerous drugs, such as DNP, to flourish.A successful diet pill could make billions for the pharmaceutical industry, but efforts to date have ended in disaster, with patients harmed, drugs banned and massive compensation paid out.Fen-phen, an appetite suppressant, was the most spectacular failure. It was withdrawn in the US in 1997 after causing wides...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: The Guardian Diets and dieting Drugs trade Healthcare industry World news Pharmaceuticals industry & wellbeing Health policy Society Politics UK news Life and style Public services policy Business Science Source Type: news

Orlistat Helps Trim Waistlines (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Treatment of overweight and obese individuals with orlistat (Xenical, Alli) was associated with decreased waist circumference to a greater extent than either placebo or standard care, a meta-analysis found. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 19, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Xenical Helps PCOS Patients Slim Down (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lifestyle changes plus the weight-loss drug orlistat (Xenical) helped women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) shed pounds, leading to metabolic improvements, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - August 29, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ANH TV review: 'The Men Who Made Us Thin' (UK BBC2)
Follow-up to 'The Men Who Made Us Fat' reveals the same players behind the curtain (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - August 21, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: alli Atkins diet diet pills Dukan energy deficit europe healthy eating high intensity interval training HIIT international Jacques Perretti Louis Dublin low-fat Metrecal obesity Orlistat overeating overweight paleo di Source Type: news

Featured in Journal Watch: Orlistat Probably Doesn't Cause Acute Liver Injury
(Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 14, 2013 Category: Primary Care Tags: Medical News Source Type: news

Orlistat liver injury link questioned
Researchers have found that users of the obesity drug, orlistat, have an increased risk for acute liver injury compared with non-users in the time period prior to taking the drug. (Source: MedWire News - Lipidology)
Source: MedWire News - Lipidology - April 25, 2013 Category: Lipidology Source Type: news

Orlistat liver injury link questioned
Researchers have found that users of the obesity drug, orlistat, have an increased risk for acute liver injury compared with non-users in the time period prior to taking the drug. (Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology)
Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology - April 22, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Jail sentence for illicit drug mailing operation
Seizure of £1.6m unlicensed, prescription-only-medicines and class C drugsRelated items from OnMedica£6.5 million counterfeit and unlicensed medicines seizedNew UK drive to seize counterfeit drugsPoor quality and fake drugs threaten global efforts to control malariaMHRA warns public about fake orlistat sold onlineFake prescription-only drugs seized in major raid (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 26, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heavy metal warning in Chinese medicines
MHRA issues warning of mercury and lead contamination in herbal remediesRelated items from OnMedicaDanger warning for herbal slimming productsUK herbalists to be statutorily registeredMHRA warns public about fake orlistat sold onlineHerbal medicine registrations reach 100 under THMR schemeFake prescription-only drugs seized in major raid (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 20, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

3 Shortcuts to Better New Year's Resolutions
Nearly half of Americans make New Year's Resolutions. But 92% of them fail. Here's how to be the other 8%.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - January 8, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Erinn Bucklan Tags: Diet aerobic exercise aerobic workouts cornell university study crash courses dieters dinner with friends fat blocking drug journal of applied physiology journal of clinical psychology New Year ' orlistat positive outlook resis Source Type: news