Alli and Xenical Diet Drugs Can Cause Liver Damage in Rare Cases

The Food and Drug Administration has recently added a warning to the popular diets drugs, alli® and Xenical®.

The FDA identified 13 instances of liver damage associated with these diet drugs. alli® is sold over the counter and is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. According to Glaxo, more than 10 million people have used alli® since it first came to the market in 1999. Xenical® is the prescription version and is manufactured and marketed by Roche.

The FDA has urged doctors and patients to watch for signs of liver injury, which include yellow eyes and skin, itching and loss of appetite.

If you have any questions regarding these updated warnings or drug-related side effects, please contact Pogust Braslow & Millrood for more information.