Posts Tagged 'Alli'

Popular weight loss drug may cause permanent liver and kidney damage

A study released on December 10 sends out a strongly worded warning about risks of kidney, liver, and other organ damage from the most popular weight drugs on the market. A University of Rhode Island study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that orlistat, which goes by the prescription brand name Xenical and the over-the-counter name Alli, can cause “severe toxicity” to major internal organs.

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FDA looking into liver problems with weight-loss drug Alli

Alli weight loss drug orlistatThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking a closer look at the weight-loss drug orlistat, which is marketed over the counter under the name Alli by GlaxoSmithKline. Roche Laboratories markets the drug at prescription strength under the name Xenical. The FDA has received 32 reports of serious liver injury among patients taking orlistat. Six cases resulted in liver failure and 27 required hospitalization.

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