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Who shouldn't take Alli (orlistat)?

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Don’t take Alli if:

  • You’ve had an organ transplant. Alli is known to interfere with drugs used to prevent transplant rejection.
  • You’re taking cyclosporine.
  • You’re not overweight.
  • You’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

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

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

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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