The Daily Express reported yesterday [Mar 6, 2010] that there has been a major health warning issued regarding GlaxoSmithKline's diet pill. Alli.
They write that the evidence against Alli [generic name orlistat] appears to be growing.
The 31 adverse reactions include palpitations, tummy problems and swollen tongues.
Patients taking a common drug to treat thyroid problems are also being told to seek advice from a doctor because the medicines could interact badly.
Since diarrhoea is a common side-effect, women are warned it could lessen the effectiveness of the contraceptive Pill.
US health watchdogs are investigating links to liver disease, though European researchers disagree.
The UK’s drugs safety watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority, is now insisting that new warnings are added to packets of Alli following a review by the EU Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use.
Alli works by stopping the body from absorbing fat.
For every 2lb patients lose through diet and exercise, it can increase weight loss by another 1lb.
More from the Daily Express article HERE
You can read my rants about Alli and other related stories at the following links.
GSK's Alliconnect Blog Goes Down the Crapper!
FDA probes liver damage with Glaxo'sl Alli
GSK's Alli Linked to Liver Failure!
This size-8 girl was able to buy diet pills [Alli] at her local chemists
Alli pimping - GSK's new Ally
Diet drug Xenical renamed Alli, still a cancer worry
Angry Aussie slams Alli
GlaxoSmithKline Complaints Dept
Alli - The Poem
Experts wary of new diet pill
GSK - The Alli Spin
GSK 'Crossing the line with Alli
GSK's Alli and The Obesity Society
GlaxoSmithKline's 'Belly' laugh
Lose Weight with GSK's Alli...
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