Does it Work? - Did the FDA ever approve....OTC Xenical?

01-23-2007, 01:33 PM
This was in the works last spring and I thought it would be on the market by now?

What did I miss? I can't find any other information. thanks!

01-23-2007, 02:51 PM
A quick Google search shows that it's still doctor-prescribed.

01-23-2007, 03:05 PM
yes, of course it is still available by prescription, but it was supposed to be approved for OTC sales. that is the information i can't locate.

01-23-2007, 03:17 PM
You can't locate it because it hasn't happened.

01-23-2007, 03:21 PM
Marble, from what I can tell, an FDA panel recommended approval of non-prescription orlistat last January (brand name Xenical) but final approval hasn't been sought or received yet. Xenical's manufacturer is planning on marketing the non-RX version as 'Alli' and it will be half the strength of prescription Xenical. I'm sure it will be huge news once it gets final approval. :)

01-24-2007, 01:49 PM
Thanks Meg, I didn't realize that it was going to be marketed under another name. I did find some general info. after i used that keyword Alli, but nothing official from the manufacturer.

02-01-2007, 02:27 AM
It's over the counter here in Australia, as of last year. Same dose as prescription.

Suzanne 3FC
02-07-2007, 07:10 PM
Looks like it's been approved.

02-07-2007, 08:12 PM
Thanks Suzanne...i'm sure it will be a hot seller.........I had taken it back in 2000 and it helped me take off some....and it sure keeps you *honest* about what you eat!