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Is Alli (orlistat) right for me?

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If you’re overweight, and dieting and exercise haven't worked for you, talk to your doctor about a weight management program that involves medication. But remember, you still must follow a healthy lifestyle that involves regular exercise and eating right.

To determine if you’re overweight, you can calculate your body mass index (BMI) using your height and weight information. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered a healthy weight. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight.

From: Alli: Everything You Need to Know WebMD Medical Reference

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FDA : "Orlistat (marketed as Alli and Xenical): Labeling Change;" "Questions and Answers: Orlistat and Severe Liver Injury;" and "Orlistat (Alli) Packaging Label Insert." 

MedlinePlus: "Orlistat."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 8, 2018

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FDA : "Orlistat (marketed as Alli and Xenical): Labeling Change;" "Questions and Answers: Orlistat and Severe Liver Injury;" and "Orlistat (Alli) Packaging Label Insert." 

MedlinePlus: "Orlistat."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 8, 2018

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