Adding Glaxo’s Alli to diet and exercise can help people lose 50 per cent more weight than with dieting alone. This first U.S. sanctioned diet drug to be sold without a prescription is proving wildly popular.
Diet drug Alli sells for about $60 for 90 capsules. GSK’s Alli is designed to be a partner for overweight adults willing to change how they eat and lose weight gradually.
?alli is not for people looking for miracle pills and overnight results. It offers consumers a proven, safe, over-the-counter option to help them lose weight gradually,? says Steven L. Burton, vice president, Weight Control, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare [NYSE: GSK]. ?One of the most rewarding parts of being involved with the alli revolution is the opportunity to have a real impact on the health and lives of people all across this country. We recognize people need help to lose weight and that is why we are so excited that alli is now available to provide adults with the support they need.?
Glaxo’s Weight loss diet pill Alli, a fat-blocker, went on sale in US on friday after being approved for over-the-counter sales by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Orlistat, known by the brand name Alli, works by decreasing the amount of fat absorbed by the body. It is the OTC version of Xenical, a prescription weight loss pill. The good news: Orlistat has been tested and the prescription version has been used since 1999.