For now, you have probably seen the advertisements or read on pieces of direct mail can be. They wonder if they are willing to commit to a plan for weight loss that includes Alli, the over-the-counter version approved by the FDA previously known as fat blocker Xenical.
The name has changed - and nonprescription version is half the strength of Xenical - but is the same drug. It has some of the same problems that plagued its side effects of prescription strength predecessor - exhaust gas with oily, inability to control bowel movements, oily or fatty stools, and oily stains.
There is pronounced "ally" - as a friend or a partner. And as its name implies, there is only one component of a new programme of weight loss.
More than a pill, Alli program involves a low-calorie, low-fat diet, regular exercises and walk tonificación and behavioural changes. It comes with a companion book called Are you losing? Losing weight without losing your mind, along with other weight loss and support materials online. The producer of the drug, GlaxoSmithKline, all sparkling with a marketing plan that includes a museum-style show in Manhattan, demonstrating a Dieter's experience before and after the addition of Alli.
Pills cost of about $ 1.50 to $ 2 per day. A count of 60 kits selling for $ 49.25 and 90 kits at a cost of $ 62.99 at www.drugstore.com. GlaxoSmithKline is working with insurers to obtain some of the expenses covered by insurance.
A magic recipe?
If you can take and follow a sensible low-fat diet and exercise, has lost 50% more weight than it would with diet and exercise alone. Instead of losing 10 pounds, a person who takes You can lose 15 pounds.
"It 'a new tool and widely available, but think that this is the only thing of magic or some quick fix is wrong," says Gary Foster, MD, Director of the Centre for Obesity Research and Education at l' Temple University in Philadelphia, who helped develop the Alli program. "For the same amount of effort [as with the traditional diet and exercise plans], you get 50% more weight loss. It makes it easier, not without effort," said WebMD.
"There is an add-on," says George Blackburn, MD, PhD, Director, Centre for the Study of Nutrition Medicine at Beth Israel deaconess Medical Center in Boston. "You have to have a good lifestyle with diet and exercise."
GlaxoSmithKline also makes the point on its website devoted to drugs that "only works if you work" and that "is not a miracle pill or a quick solution."
The recommended diet There, one third of calories from fat, one third comes from protein, and the last third comes from carbohydrates.
"Do the things you need to do to lose weight and see if this is not going to do much more successful," Blackburn tells WebMD.
"This is not a pill, this is a program," according to Valentine Burroughs, MD, MBA, chief medical officer and chairman of the department of medicine at North General Hospital in New York City. Burroughs participated in drafting the Alli program.
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