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Risk Management Plan (RMP) Survey for Purchasers of Alli® (60 mg Orlistat) in the European Union.

Information source: GlaxoSmithKline
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Weight Loss

Intervention: Alli® 60 mg (Drug)

Phase: N/A

Status: Not yet recruiting

Sponsored by: GlaxoSmithKline

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
GSK Clinical Trials, Study Director, Affiliation: GlaxoSmithKline

Overall contact:
US GSK Clinical Trials Call Center, Phone: 877-379-3718, Email: GSKClinicalSupportHD@gsk.com


Following results from the first survey that forms part of the EU RMP for Alli (RMP survey 1; WEUSRTP3350), several amendments to the information included on the pack carton for Alli (orlistat 60 mg) were recommended. The main finding from RMP survey 1 was that a large proportion of Alli users had a body mass index (BMI) less than (<)28 kg/m2 . (Note: the European indication for Alli is adults 18 years and older with a BMI<28 kg/m2.) The proportion of respondents overall who reported possible contraindications to Alli use was relatively low. The following changes to the pack labeling were agreed and have been implemented: : (1) a statement, highlighting the product is only for those with a BMI of 28 or above was added to the front of the pack; (2) wording of the BMI statement on the back of the pack was strengthened; (3) contraindications were highlighted in bold text; (4) the statement that Alli® is not for use by those under 18 years of age was modified for clarity. In addition, a pharmacy reminder card was made available to retail pharmacists to improve awareness of the prescribing information for Alli®. The survey will assess whether compliance with the authorized indication and contraindications among purchasers of Alli® has been improved after one year of marketing the revised pack labeling.

Clinical Details

Official title: Evaluation of the Characteristics of Alli Purchasers in the European Union Following the Revision to the Alli Pack Information.

Study design: N/A

Primary outcome:

To estimate the proportion of Alli® purchasers with a BMI <28 kg/m2.

To estimate the proportion of Alli® purchasers aged <18 years.

Secondary outcome:

To estimate the proportion of Alli® purchasers with contraindications to use (ciclosporin use, chronic malabsorption syndrome, cholestasis, pregnancy, breastfeeding, warfarin use).

To characterise the demographic characteristics of Alli® purchasers in the EU and their patterns of previous use of over-the-counter (OTC) orlistat (defined as Alli® capsules or a generic equivalent, or alli chewable tablets).

To estimate the proportions of Alli® purchasers who have previously used OTC orlistat and who have a history of kidney disease or who are taking levothyroxine.

For Alli® purchasers who have previously used OTC orlistat, descriptive data on the daily dose taken (number of capsules [or tablets]) will be collected.

To provide a descriptive comparison between the results of this survey and the previous surveys.


Minimum age: N/A. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Any individual who purchases Alli from a pharmacy for their own personal use and

provides consent. Exclusion Criteria:

- No exclusion criteria.

Locations and Contacts

US GSK Clinical Trials Call Center, Phone: 877-379-3718, Email: GSKClinicalSupportHD@gsk.com

Additional Information

Starting date: April 2015
Last updated: March 12, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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