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Betaine

Description

Betaine is a methyl derivative of glycine first isolated from the juice of sugar beets. Betaine participates in the methionine cycle, which produces vital biomolecules including proteins, hormones, phospholipids, polyamines, and nutrients. Betaine is used as a dietary supplement and has a beneficial effect on the human health. The drug acts as a methyl group donor in the remethylation of homocysteine to methionine.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
A16AA06
Betaine
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A16 Other alimentary tract and metabolism products → A16A Other alimentary tract and metabolism products → A16AA Amino acids and derivatives

Trade names

Trade name
Countries

Australia Austria Canada Netherlands United States

Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
CYSTADANE Powder for oral solution
MPI, US: SPL/PLR
US
CYSTADANE Oral powder
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK