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  • the prescription drug orlistat (xenical) is also approved for long-term use in obese patients. it belongs to a class of drugs known as lipase inhibitors and works by blocking the absorption of fat. orlistat is also available over the counter at half the strength of xenical and is sold as the drug alli. everydayhealth.com

  • radical treatments for weight loss have included wiring shut the jaw, operations that reduce the size of the stomach, and intestinal bypass operations circumventing a large area of the small intestine, limiting the area where food is absorbed. the diet pills of the 1960s, essentially amphetamines such as dexedrine, are now seldom prescribed for weight loss. fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine, drugs formerly used to achieve short-term weight loss, were withdrawn from the market following concerns that they could cause heart valve damage. drugs to treat obesity now include orlistat (xenical), which acts to block absorption of dietary fat in the intestine. in 2007 an over-the-counter version of orlistat was approved by the food and drug administration. factmonster.com

  • three nras identified a specific condition as a general risk factor. one was for a resident who was blind and another for a resident with spinal stenosis. both were perceived as being at risk for falls due to these conditions. the third was for a morbidly obese resident who was not able to wear shoes; her nra identified risks that included falls, skin breakdown, and infection due to injury to the feet. the nra included several "possible alternatives" for the resident to consider: (1) research weight reduction programs; (2) wear foot protection; (3) xenical; (4) surgical intervention; and (5) possible skilled nursing facility placement. the document also listed several "actions" that were taken, the dates, and by whom. hhs.gov

  • radical treatments for weight loss have included wiring shut the jaw, operations that reduce the size of the stomach, and intestinal bypass operations circumventing a large area of the small intestine, limiting the area where food is absorbed. the diet pills of the 1960s, essentially amphetamines such as dexedrine, are now seldom prescribed for weight loss. fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine, drugs formerly used to achieve short-term weight loss, were withdrawn from the market following concerns that they could cause heart valve damage. drugs to treat obesity now include orlistat (xenical), which acts to block absorption of dietary fat in the intestine. in 2007 an over-the-counter version of orlistat was approved by the food and drug administration. infoplease.com

  • alli está aprobado para usarse en adultos mayores de 18 años que tengan un índice de masa corporal (imc) de 25 o más. xenical está aprobado para el uso en adultos con un índice de masa corporal de 30 o más (obesos), así como en personas con un imc de entre 27 y 29 (gordura) que tengan otros factores de riesgo, como presión arterial alta o diabetes. mayoclinic.org

  • xenical (orlistat) is a gastrointestinal lipase inhibitor used combined with a reduced-calorie diet to promote weight loss. common side effects of xenical include oily spotting on underwear, gas (flatulence), urgent bowel movements, fatty or oily stools, increased number of bowel movements, abdominal pain or discomfort, and inability to control stool (incontinence). safe use of xenical during pregnancy has not been established and xenical is not recommended during pregnancy. it is unknown if xenical is secreted in breast milk. medicinenet.com

  • xenical is the brand of orlistat your provider can prescribe for you. you can also buy orlistat without a prescription under the name alli. these pills are half the strength of xenical. orlistat costs about $100 or more a month. consider whether the cost, side effects, and the small weight loss you can expect are worth it to you. medlineplus.gov

  • "the degree of bmi reduction with 3 mg liraglutide in the adolescent trial appears to compare favorably to orlistat [xenical, alli], a medication currently approved by the [fda] for adolescents ages 12 to less than 18 years old," lead investigator aaron s. kelly, phd, of the university of minnesota in minneapolis, previously told medpage today. medpagetoday.com