Drug ID: 2d00000034
Drug Name: Betaine anhydrous
Generic Names: Cystadane
Category: Metabolic Agent
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: Adult- 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.
Recommended In: This medication is a metabolic agent, prescribed for homocystinuria. It helps in the metabolism of homocysteine.
Directions For Use: It comes as a powder to be mixed with food or drink and take by mouth at bedtime.
Storage: Store it at room temperature (15 – 30°C). Protect from moisture.
Dosage Forms: Powder
Side Effects: Most Common - Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and bad taste.
In Case of Overdose: No information available yet.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS) deficiency, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Drug Interaction: No information available yet.