Nisha K. Patel, PharmD, Alona Crowder, Pharm.D., Reza Alavi, M.D.
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  • Xenical (Prescription Strength): Obesity management including weight loss and weight maintenance in patients with a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2 OR ≥ 27 kg/m2 in the presence of other risk factors (eg, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia).
  • Alli (OTC Strength): Obesity management in overweight adults (18 years and older) when used along with a reduced-calorie and low-fat diet

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Last updated: June 4, 2019