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What should youe diet be like while taking Alli (orlistat)?

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It’s important to follow a low-calorie, low-fat diet while taking this medication. If you eat a lot of fatty foods, even just one high-fat meal like a greasy burger, you’re more likely to have uncomfortable digestive side effects. Choose lean cuts of meat and low-fat dairy products. In general, no more than 30% of your calories at each meal should come from fat.

You’ll also need to take a daily multivitamin that contains vitamins A, D, E, K, and beta carotene while on this drug. The drug's fat-blocking properties also make it more difficult for your body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Do not take vitamins and Alli at the same time of the day.

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

SOURCES: 

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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