GlaxoSmithKline will launch a multimillion-dollar advertising blitz for Alli, the first over-the-counter weight-loss product approved by the FDA. Along with the weight loss, GlaxoSmithKline revealed, Alli could cause anal leakage and decreased absorption of certain vitamins.

There are so many people desperate to shed the extra pounds, that they are willing to put up with the annoying and embarrassing side effects such as anal leakage. The benefits may just outweigh the risks.

Alli does not work as an appetite suppressant. It will work wonders just for those who are willing to make life-style changes. If people do not put their minds to changing their eating habits, weight loss will be small or nonexistent, and the side effects may eventually cause them to stop taking the drug.

Alli prevents the gastrointestinal system from absorbing about 25 % of the fat a person consumes. If they eat more than the recommended 15 grams of fat at a meal, they may experience cramps and the uncontrollable escape of those extra fat grams. People need to get disciplined with this diet pill. If they count their calories right and take the pills, the dieters will lose 50% more weight than people who follow the same regimen but do not take the drug.

For those who are willing to dedicate and do not mind a little bit of leakage, the drug may work wonders for them.

Those who decide to start with the Alli pills should take a multivitamin every day, since the drug was found to decrease the absorption of fat-soluble minerals and vitamins such as E, A, D and K.

Each bottle of Alli pills will also contain $50 starter kit a weight-loss journal and a calorie and fat counter. They will also sponsor an online behavioral support program.