Skip to comments.CA: New diet drug touches off a feeding frenzy
Posted on 06/15/2007 10:23:39 AM PDT by kiriath_jearim
At 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, 12 boxes of alli, the first FDA-sanctioned diet drug to be sold without a prescription, were placed on the top shelf of a Santa Monica Walgreens' diet section. Four hours later, all but one had been sold.
"I have never in my life experienced anything like this," store manager Roe Love, a pharmacist for 20 years, said as she eyed the empty space next to the last box of 90 capsules selling for $59.99.
The fact that the product is kept with the rest of the diet drugs under locked glass on the shelf to prevent theft didn't deter people from requesting it.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Anyone going to try it?
LOL... the manufacturer’s suggestion to “wear dark pants” and “bring a change of clothes with you” has deterred me from trying it.
Nothing beats legitimate Hoodia. Nothing.
some details re the drug.....
What’s your experience?
how can you tell it’s legit
But it can also result in what the manufacturer describes as loose stools and gas with an oily discharge. “It’s probably a smart idea to wear dark pants, and bring a change of clothes with you to work,” the drug’s official website says. (The drug maker’s literature and website say side effects can be minimized with a low-fat, reduced-calorie diet.)
No way. Means more for me.
After reading that, no thank you! :)
Just left Costco and walked by the display with the bottles 3x!!! It was $65.00 for a bottle fo 150. All aI could think of was the diarhea factor!!! Can you imagine walking and.....anyway also selling the Alli diet book next to pills. I finally decided to wait to hear what someone who has used it has to say.
Well I guess that Depends.
after paying 65.00 for a bottle of this stuff you can’t afford anything to eat.so you loose weight, pretty simple.
If one is willing and able to maintain a low-fat, reduced-calorie diet then drugs are superfluous.
Hope this isn’t being used on the Sheryl Crowe bus tour.
I don’t even want to visit any restrooms after an Alli customer leaves. Guess the stock in gas-masks just went up.
Everybody likes their own brand.
It sounds as though one has to be very cognizant and disciplined in the amount of fat one injests or else they have some not so pleasant problems, but sure. If I am going to go through all the trouble to follow the sort of lower fat eating they suggest as I usually do when I am trying to lose weight why not do something that will help me lose up to 50% more atleast for a short time as motivation.
Overall though it is long term changes. I just find as one gets older even with massive exercise and correct eating it sure takes forever to lose 5 lbs or more and that can be very frustrating. I think that is why this would appeal to me IF I ever decided to use it.
Them main accomplishment though for me or anyone would be to stop the yoyo dieting that is so very detrimental to body and soul. Anyone else?
Where can you get real hoodia? I’ve lost 60 pounds the old fashioned way (diet and excercise, ick) but I have 50 to go. The more I lose, the harder it is to keep loosing. I’d love a boost, but I don’t want to be ripped off.
What is hoodia?
Our favorite line from when it still required an RX was “fatty stools that float.”
LOL, good ones!
Sounds like Olestra. I love chips made with Olestra and I never had any “leakage” problems. Maybe you have to eat several bags.
But where can you get “legitimate” hoodia???
The two major factors in the American obesity epidemic:
1. Malnutrition (No I am not kidding, and it doesn’t matter if every meal is nutritious, again I am not kidding)
2. Effect of bromides on the thyroid.
Many diet products such as ‘Hoodia’ will perform adsorption blocks. The same can be achieved with grinding up shellfish if one is not allergic. But such ‘tricks’ do not nourish the body and will not relieve cravings.
The problem is, the herb is rare (only the one grown in south Africa has the chemical that kills appetite) and lots of people who claim they are selling hoodia either aren't or are selling it mixed in with other stuff. Some study (can't remember who did it) said over half the "hoodia" on the market contained NO hoodia at all. So I'm sticking to diet and excercise for now. It's slow, but it works. (And this "alli" thing is gross, I'm dieting to be more attractive, I'm not sure but I'm betting "anal leakage" is not a good look.)
Anything that helps people avoid actually pushing themselves away from the Golden Corral buffet or exercising. Disgusting.
Drink a glass of milk and slide to work.
I think Lucianne says it best. ‘If you have to spend your life in the smallest room in the house, who’s going to know you’re skinny?’
I think you may be right!
Thanks for the reply. I’ve never heard of it before.
I never thought I’d find myself in this position, being thin all of my life, but this year I hit a point where the weight came on and despite excercise and diet, the weight loss isn’t happening.
I don’t think I’d want to try any new product though. Usually a year later some kind of health risk with the new product is discovered. And I definitely wouldn’t deal with the anal leakage. Gross!
I already have the side effects and I have only READ about it.
My recently graduated pharmacist daughter will love that line! BTW, she does not recommend it, noting there is still a recommended diet to follow in the instructions. She suggests to throw away the pills,follow the diet, and add exercise for the same results.
eeeeew I think I'll stick with eating less and exercising more.
I lost 13 lbs over 6 weeks with Costco Hoodia, and kept it off for two months now.
Did you have any side effects from taking the Hoodia? I tried an otc diet pill once and it made me very jumpy and jittery.
Nope. Neither has the other people I know that have tried it.
I think that Costco Hoodia has actual Hoodia in it. It seems to work too well to be fake.
Another similar cactus like plant with reputed appetite suppressant effect is Caralluma fimbriata . It has been eaten as a garnish in India for centuries, and thus has a tremendous safety record.
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