Alli Xenical Liver Failure

Lawsuit Attorney Orlistat


Do I Have A Lawsuit Attorneys and the FDA are investigating new safety and lawsuit information regarding reports of liver injury related adverse events in patients taking orlistat. Orlistat is marketed in the United States as a prescription product, Xenical for attorney lawsuits, and as an over-the-counter (OTC) product, Alli for Alli lawsuits.

Xenical (orlistat 120mg) was approved as a prescription diet drug product by FDA in 1999 for obesity management in conjunction with a reduced caloric diet, and to reduce the risk of regaining weight after prior weight loss or as a dietary supplement or in some cases called a diet drug. In 2007, Alli (orlistat 60mg) was approved for OTC use for weight loss in overweight adults, 18 years and older, in conjunction with a reduced-calorie and low-fat diet. Currently, orlistat is approved for marketing in approximately 100 countries. In January 2009, a nonprescription version of orlistat was approved for sale in the European Union where along with the United States, lawyers are investigating possible lawsuits.



Between 1999 and October 2008, 32 reports of serious liver injury , liver failure and side effects including 6 cases of liver failure, in patients using  Alli Xenical orlistat were submitted to FDA. Thirty of the 32 reports occurred outside the United States. The most commonly reported Alli Xenical adverse events described in the 32 reports of serious liver injury and liver failure were jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes), weakness, and abdominal pain. Hospitalization was reported in 27 of the 32 cases.

In addition to the 32 reported cases, this issue was discussed at the CDER Drug Safety Oversight Board in April 2009, and FDA is reviewing other data on suspected cases of liver injury submitted by the manufacturers of orlistat. FDA’s analysis of these data is ongoing and no definite association between liver injury and Alli Xenical orlistat has been established at this time.

Symptoms possibly associated with the use of Alli Xenical orlistat and development of liver injury, particularly weakness or fatigue, fever, jaundice or brown urine. Other symptoms may include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, light-colored stools, itching, or loss of appetite. These permanent injuries and side effects may be grounds for a lawsuit and the staff at Do I Have A Lawsuit recommends that anyone experiencing liver failure and or any of the side effects indicative of liver injury contact Do I Have A Lawsuit by calling or filling out the short contact form found by clicking here

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