kan orsaka allvarliga skador på levern, bukspottkörteln eller på njurarna.
Ett läkemedel skall bota, lindra eller förebygga. Men det var förr när elden tröt i spisen och människorna svalt..... Nu handlar det om att bli av med din fetma och få ett annat problem istället som så småningsom leder till en transplantation om man har tur. Ett val som inte kan bytas tillbaka...... tyvärr...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The over-the-counter weight-loss drug Alli and its prescription form Xenical should be removed from the market immediately because they not only can damage the liver, but also, based on new information obtained from FDA adverse reaction files, have been associated with 47 cases of acute pancreatitis and 73 cases of kidney stones, Public Citizen said today in a petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Both drugs are forms of orlistat; Xenical has 120 milligrams (mgs) and Alli has 60 mgs. Their serious risks greatly outweigh their benefits, which are questionable, because neither has been shown to be much more effective than diet and exercise.
“Any one of these serious risks alone would be sufficient basis for banning Xenical and Alli,” said Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group. “These drugs have the potential to cause significant damage to multiple critical organs, yet they provide meager benefits in reducing weight loss in obese and overweight patients. For this reason, the FDA should tell the manufacturers of these drugs, Hoffman-LaRoche and GlaxoSmithKline, to pull Xenical and Alli, respectively, from the market immediately.”