The over-the-counter weight loss medication business is huge, selling millions of dollars worth of supplements every year, but do the weight loss supplements they sell actually work?

The short and simple answer is: no, they do not work.

Hydroxycut, Relacore, Stacker 2, Alli, and the countless other “weight loss medications” you can find at the supermarket do not work. They will not help you lose weight.

Alli (known as Xenical when it was available by prescription) has such horrendous side effects that we cannot recommend anyone take it, ever. The only reason people lose weight on it is because they are too afraid to eat anything.

Unfortunately, the only medications that help people lose weight are available by prescription.