Generic Name : Betaine anhydrous Pronunciation : BEE-ta-een Therapeutic Classification : Metabolic Agent
International- Cystadane. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a metabolic agent, prescribed for homocystinuria. It helps in the metabolism of homocysteine. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 6gms/day in divided doses.
Child- Less than 3 years old- The recommended dose is 100 mg/kg/day twice daily. How it should be taken :
It comes as a powder to be mixed with food or drink and take by mouth at bedtime. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS) deficiency, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Most Common - Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and bad taste.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (15 – 30°C). Protect from moisture.
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