Fake Orlistat Capsules

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friedpots Says:

Hello Everyone

Just wanted to let you all know that you need to be aware of fake Orlistat pills being offered for sale as generics to Alli. I bought what I thought were generic Alli 120mg but was sent blue capsules filled with a white powder instead. I know for a fact that the active ingrediant in Alli (Orlistat), is actually small white bead-type drug. So, what is this powder? Only God knows! I've written my letter of complaint to the on-line pharmacy concerned, but no reply. I will see about getting my money back.

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Verwon Says:

Sorry to hear about your experience when ordering this medication.

However, it is important to note that not all manufacturers are going to use the same manufacturing process when making any given medication.

Rather than the bead type, they may use a different release formulation when they make theirs. There is nothing in the law that says they have to make their the same way that everyone else does.

All they have to do is make sure it works in the same manner.


Is there anyone else, perhaps, that has tried similar ones?

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friedpots Says:

yes, drug manufacturers don't have to use the same manufacturing process when making medications, but I've read on drug information websites that there are fakes being made from Sibutramine, which can also be in the form of a white powder, and has a totally different action to Orlistat.

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friedpots Says:

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carolyn Says:

We have established that many people selling orlistat are actually selling Sibutramine. I have fallen into that trap twice and am not sure about what I even bought at this point. [powder] Where can you find real orlistat? Somewhere you don't have to take out a bank loan to get the product.

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justamommy Says:

Hello, I bought 120 mg of 30 pills of VioCore Orlistat from botanics. and I have had AWFUL side effects of SEVERE BLOAT/GAS SO BAD that I BLOW up & Cannot even bend or move at waist... I bloat out and so hard as if I am 6 months pregnant... These pills are big capsules blue/lightblue FILLED with Powder ingredients say orlistat and sulpher powder as well as sodium starch but tastes just like corn starch... are these for real or fake... has anyone else had any issues?? how can I tell these are for real also I ate Lots fat with them to see and No oily stools what so ever... so it's telling me FAKE?? any thoughts... anyone know where to get Real stuff?? PLEASE HELP!! Thanks!!

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carolyn Says:

Those are fake as well as the powder claiming to be orlistat sold on ebay. Most are from China. They even list the chemical compound which is C6H10N2O3. If you look that up. It is a "brain drug" having nothing to do with weight loss. I am attempting to get my money back. Anyone who has taken Alli or Xenical for any time can see this products are fake but I guess they fool some folks. Or worse! LEAVE them with worse problems! When is Alli coming back????

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JMcGlynn Says:

Yes! I bought these and being very well aware of the side effects with just 60 mg of Alli (gastroenterologists wryly refer to Orlistat as 'Oilytstool') - with 120 mg Viocore Orlistat there are NONE of these side effects... none. Which means that it's NOT a different process, it's a FAKE and I blew $80 for nothing. If it was real, it would be blocking fats which have no where else to go... if you're not experiencing these unfortunate side-effects, then it's not working!

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Andrew Says:

I have purchased several boxes of Viocore Orlistat from Botanicsasia. The packaging is perfect (blister packs) and the boxes look exactly like the real thing, but after having it sent to a pharmaceutical lab for analysis, they contain nothing more than CORN STARCH! A total scam. The boxes have a website listed, viocore.com, which has a credible looking front page but all of the links on it are dead links with no contact information. I purchased it using paypal. I haven't looked at the refund policy for paypal yet, but does anyone know if I can request a refund from them for fake medication?

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carolyn Says:

I bought fake Orlistat on ebay and paid through paypal. The person even had the chemical compound wrong for Orlistat on the listing and I wasn't able to get a refund. It is obvious it wasn't real by the complete lack of side effects but the seller had some ALSO fake papers drawn up. We may have to wait for Alli to be placed back on the market or get a prescription for Xenical. Sorry I can't be more optimistic. You should definitely try to get a refund! Direct paypal to this site and all the negative feedback that company has over this very topic.

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Justamommy Says:

Hi... Yes go to PayPal look at your acct and find the transaction# of the viocore orlistat you bought. Put in you want refund because fake and nothing but cornstarch. I did this and someone named Simon from company denied my request but I also emailed them telling them fake and wanted refund. Instead tried to tell me real but would send me $25 to PayPal to send back cus of nad reaction had to this supposedly real orlistat. Once I sent them the info of tracking they sent me back all my $$ if you bought thru PayPal you have protection. Don't worry try this... You should receive your $$back. Good luck until then you probably should wait for alli to come back in stock. I know I am. seems like it is taking forever but I don't wnt to be fooled again or worse take something that may actually kill me. I had awful side effect from these fake pills. Good luck!

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Gloria Says:
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I just ordered Viocore Orlistat and it doesn't work at all. It actually gave me constipation. I am going to try and get my money back and I can't wait for Alli to return.

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M Miller Says:

I used to get Viocore orlistat when I was stationed in Germany with the Army and never had any problem. Looking at an old box I bought 18 months ago there, the back of the boxes do not say cornstarch or sodium, but say orlistat 120mg and microcrystalline cellulose as the mixer.

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John M Says:

Yes - SAYS 120 mg Orlistat - we're all saying that it's not present... if you're not experiencing unpleasant G.I. side-effects - then it's NOT real Orlistat.

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M Miller Says:

When I was using the Viocore orlistat is was fine and worked well. You could buy it in the drugstore a few miles from Rammstein airbase. I have used xenical, alli and viocore and they are all very similar. The poster saying they had bad gas and bloating - this is a sign of G.I disturbances probably created by ... orlistat.

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christine Says:

same here I am my monthly cycle got really screwed up with them also.. I am stopping immidiately

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christine Says:

same here I am my monthly cycle got really screwed up with them also.. I am stopping immediately I PURCHEASED EXACTLY THE SAME. WITHTHE SAME RESULTS.. GLAD TO KNOW THAT IT IS ONLY CORNSTARCH

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Dr M Morales in Murcia Spain Says:

I have supplied both the Viocore 120 and the 60mg VioCore orlistat to my clients in our clinic. We have never had any complaints. Perhaps the original poster should try the 60mg as the 120 can create gastric disturbances. Viocore is a pretty good company and their medical supplies are quite common in europe - I know the dental practice in our building buys some of their supplies from them.

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Justamommy Says:

Sorry DOCTOR... But ANYONE can claim to be a DOCTOR... And if you TRULY are, how can busy doctor or better yet A Doctor be looking on this blog unless you found out about all the complaints and are just working on behalf of viocore... ANYONE CAN CLAIM to be a "Doctor" on the internet , hey hell... I am a 5 foot 10" model that resembles Heidi Clume sorry don't believe you... I think those of us that have turned to companies needing a supplement promising to help and being dooped over and over by companies just trying to make a buck not caring how they are hurting the ppl financially and physically ( seeing alot of us had awful side effects) would do ANYTHING To cover their sorry asses.. We have been hurt enough. Just a shame!!

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John M Says:

Viocore may be a legitimate company selling legitimate products - but the Orlistat products from Asia, via the Internet are BOGUS and do NOT contain Orlistat. Period.

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