Weight Loss :: GSK’s Alli safe weight loss OTC pill, does not affect heart or brain

Alli is the only FDA-approved weight-loss product available to overweight adults, 18 years or older, without a prescription. It combines a clinically-proven product with a comprehensive individualized action plan.

The alli program encourages modest, gradual weight loss, known by experts as the best way to lose weight. alli (60 mg orlistat capsules) is safe and effective when used as directed.

Orlistat (the active ingredient in alli) has been used by millions of people worldwide. Its safety and efficacy are well established.

According to Vidhu Bansal, Pharm.D., director, Medical Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, ?With a raging overweight and obesity epidemic, alli offers consumers a proven, safe option to help them lose weight without a prescription. Unlike the herbal and dietary supplements for weight loss on the market, alli is an FDA-approved over the counter weight loss product.? Bansal adds, ?alli works in the gut; it is non-systemic, which means it is not absorbed into the bloodstream. That means alli does not affect the heart or brain or cause sleeplessness, jitters or an increased heart rate.?

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare [NYSE: GSK] announced that alli?, the only FDA-approved over-the-counter weight loss product will be on shelves of US pharmacies, grocery stores and mass merchandisers nationwide this week.

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