FDA investigates possible liver damage link in diet drug, Alli


The Food and Drug Administration is looking into reports of liver damage in patients taking the over-the-counter weight loss drug, Alli, and its prescription equivalent, Xenical.

Between 1999 and 2008, the FDA has received 32 reports of serious liver damage in patients taking the drugs, including 27 people who were hospitalized and six who had liver failure.

The FDA says it has not found a definite link between liver damage and the weight loss pills. If you’re taking either Xenical or Alli, the agency recommends you continue to take them as directed.

You can find more information on the FDA’s website.