The only thing different in the world of dietting today is that we have taken the physician out of the equation. We’ve removed the safety net. GlaxoSmithKline has effectively placed a drug on the market that is weaker than the same drug requiring a prescription from your doctor. orlistat, a product of Roche is the stronger version.
This is an antiobesity drug, or rather they both are. this isn’t for the person needing to lose 5 pounds, and selling it over the counter all but gaurantees wide spread abuse of the product.
Here is a website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlistat
I’m not saying its unsafe, but it likely is. consult your physician prior to taking any drug likely to make you crap your britches is a philosophy to live by that I think is sound. This is my last word on the subject…if you fatties wanna crap yourself to death be my guest.