What is Betaine?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Betaine is used to treat a lack of or defect in certain enzymes that causes too much homocysteine in the blood and urine. This medicine removes the extra homocysteine from the body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Digestive problems 2 1
Abdominal pain 1 0
Anxious mood 1 1
Support digestive health 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Betaine

Side effect Patients Percentage


Based on patients currently taking Betaine

Dosage Patients Percentage
500 mg twice daily 1
648mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Betaine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Personal research 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Betaine


Currently taking Betaine

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Betaine

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Betaine.