betaine - oral, Cystadane
GENERIC NAME: BETAINE - ORAL (BEE-ta-een)
BRAND NAME(S): Cystadane
USES: This medication is used to treat high levels of a certain important body chemical (homocysteine) due to an inherited disorder (homocystinuria). Decreasing high homocysteine levels may help prevent serious blood clots, abnormal bone formation, brittle bones (osteoporosis), and eye problems (e.g., dislocated eye lens, nearsightedness). This medication works by decreasing blood levels of homocysteine. It does not correct the inherited disorder that causes the disease.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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