The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing cases of neuropsychiatric adverse events associated with use of Alli and Xenical capsules used for weight loss. Both Alli and Xenical contain the active ingredient orlistat. Alli is sold over-the-counter. Xenical is available by prescription only. The cases were identified in the quarterly (January-March 2017) Potential Signals of Serious Risks/New Safety Information Identified by the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). The appearance of a drug on FAERS does not mean that the FDA has concluded that the drug causes the mentioned side effect. It means that the FDA has identified a ... Read More
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