ALLI Side Effects

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ALLI is a popular fat reducing drug from the house of GlaxoSmithKline. The main function of this drug is to prohibit the absorption of fat by human body. The generic drug used in ALLI is orlistat, well known for its action against fat absorption .It is reported that this medication if used with proper dietary habit and  exercise plays a crucial role in reducing our body weight. However it is essential to understand that this kind of artificial method is bound to accompany some disastrous side effects.

A single tablet contains the following molecules: Orlistat, Povidone, Sodium Starch Glycolate and Edible Ink and Iron Oxide.

The orlistat is not considered to be a safe molecule for every human body. Several reports and tests have concluded that this molecule can be a potential danger for human health. Some of the well known side effects of orlistat are

• Blood can be detected while urinating

• Pain in lower part of the body (back side).

• Weight gain, dizziness, mood swing and increase in thirst.

• Problem while breathing.

• Pain in upper abdomen followed by vomiting and nausea feeling.

• Increased in heart beat.

• Itching, jaundice, loss of appetite and dark color urine.

Povidone is a common content of many medications, known to cause side effects. Some of the common side effects of povidone are

• It is known to cause skin irritation and might lead to serious consequence.

• Several reports have confirmed that povidone is responsible for allergic reaction in human body. Some of the common allergies are itching, tightness in chest area, difficulty during breathing process, swell in the mouth, lips, face and tongue, hives and rashes.

The sodium starch glycolate is another important ingredient of ALLI known to be derived from sources rich in starch. Some of the popular sources are rice, corn, potatoes wheat etc .It is worth to be noted that not all sources are free from gluten Thus medications including this molecule should be verified prior consuming as sodium starch glycolate derived from gluten based source is not recommended for those suffering from the celiac disease.

Diarrhea is a common side effect of those consuming ALLI .If this continues for a prolong period of time it might dehydrate the human body.

Patients consuming ALLI is known to discharge oily product and mucus from rectum area. Since the orlistat within ALLI do not get equally absorbed therefore it leaves unnecessary traces in the gastrointestinal tract. This in turn results in excessive discharge of odorous gas.

Some of the side effects of ALLI indicates liver damage like dark color urine, continuous nausea, pale stool, fever etc.It is essential to contact nearest medical practitioner ASAP

Some of the common respiratory conditions associated with ALLI are infection in upper and lower respiratory track.

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Xenical Side Effects

 

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English: Intermediate magnification micrograph of a normal gallbladder. H&E stain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Xenical is a popular drug used for reducing the extra calorie and helps in maintaining the body weight .This medication is taken by those suffering from obesity and similar condition.

However Xenical is not considered to be a safe drug for many patients .It is known to be responsible for several side effects .There are patients known to suffer from serious after effect of this drug. Some of the commonly identified side effects are discussed below.

LIVER RELATED PROBLEMS

The drug is known to have adverse effect in our liver .It is recommended to contact your family physician if you suffer from the following conditions:

  • Itchy skin.
  • Lack of appetite.
  • Change in the color of bowel (lighter than natural color)
  • Jaundice.
  • Pin in upper abdomen.

The molecules present in Xenical tend to become a potential barrier and prohibits the absorption of certain vitamins. Xenical is known to be a potential danger to beta carotene and vitamin A, K, E, D.

KIDNEY RELATED PROBLEMS

The function of our kidney might get disrupted due to the negative effects of Xenical. Therefore it is essential to contact your medical practitioner if you  notice any of the below side effects:

  • Insufficient urine discharge.
  • Traces of blood in the urine.
  • Swelling of limbs.
  • Lack of appetite
  • Vomiting and nausea tendency
  • Frequent urination accompanied by acute pain
  • Severe pain in groin, neck and belly.

GALLBLADDER RELATED PROBLEMS

The medication is known to affect the gallbladder .it is essential to contact a medical practitioner if you find the following complications.

  • Vomiting.
  • Pain and Sore in the upper part of  the abdomen( right side).

Some other notable side effects of Xenical are

  • It has been noted that continuous consumption of Xenical resulted in oil discharge from the rectum.
  • Continuous release of  odorous gas along with some minute oily discharge.( brown or orange color)
  • The bowel movements increase.
  • Drowsiness, mood swings.
  • The drug is responsible for dehydrating the body thus the patient consuming Xenical tends to drink abnormal amount of water.

According to FDAXenical is strictly forbidden during pregnancy. As it is known to interfere the growth process of the fetus.

Xenical is not safe for our body .It seems to affect every single part of human body:

  • Known to create problem with gums and teeth.
  • Traces of rash and itchy felling in skin.
  • Responsible for unwanted back pain  and headache.
  • Accompanies common cold symptoms like cough, sneeze and stuffy nose

The hematologic conditions related to Xenical are it reduces prothrombin, dis-balances the treatment of anticoagulant and rise in INR .

Some of the rare dermatological condition related to Xenical is bulbous eruptions.

Xenical is known to interfere with the genitourinary conditions as well. Several feedbacks indicates that women consuming Xenical are suffering from adverse side effects .Some of the alarming issues are: it contributes in menstrual irregularities, UTI and vaginitis

Apart from affecting the health Xenical is known to effect human psychology by making the patient depressed .

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