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




marbleflys
01-23-2007, 12:33 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!


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

marbleflys
01-23-2007, 02:05 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.


MariaMaria
01-23-2007, 02:17 PM
You can't locate it because it hasn't happened.

Meg
01-23-2007, 02:21 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. :)

marbleflys
01-24-2007, 12:49 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.

pacman12
02-01-2007, 01:27 AM
It's over the counter here in Australia, as of last year. Same dose as prescription.

Suzanne 3FC
02-07-2007, 06:10 PM
Looks like it's been approved.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/02/07/dietp.pill.ap/index.html

marbleflys
02-07-2007, 07:12 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!