I tried it once before Talia was born (about 5 years ago)
All I have to say is...EEEEEWWWWW
Xenical blocks about 1/3 of the fat you consume from entering your system..this means it gets flushed out..literally.
I think the nasty side effects do a very good job
of teaching a person what is excessive fat intake if they don't know that already. However if you're aware of what is healthy..you probably wont need it, and most likely won't benefit from it by losing weight, either.
As for being available over the counter....would they still cost $200.00 a month?
That's my 2 cents!