is a prescription medicine that prevents some of the fat calories you eat from
being absorbed in your intestines. Prescription orlistat is the only weight-loss medicine that is approved for children. It is meant to be used only in children over the age of 12.
Orlistat (Alli) is also available
over the counter. Alli contains half of the medicine
that is in Xenical. Over-the-counter orlistat is not meant for use by anyone under the age of 18.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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