Pharma Nord | Betaine (Medication)


Betaine, also called betaine anhydrous or trimethylglycine (TMG), is a substance that is made in the body, where it is involved in liver function, cellular reproduction, and helping make carnitine. It also helps the body metabolize homocysteine, an amino acid.

Betaine hydrochloride is also used to treat abnormally low levels of potassium (hypokalemia), hay fever, “tired blood” (anemia), asthma, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), yeast infections, diarrhea, food allergies, gallstones, inner ear infections, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and thyroid disorders. It is also used to protect the liver. ...

Side Effect:

Nausea, stomach upset, or diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:persistent headache, vision changes.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...


Because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications, you should take dietary supplements only under the supervision of a knowledgeable healthcare provider.

Betaine can raise total cholesterol levels. People who are overweight, have heart disease, or are at risk for heart disease should not take betaine without talking to their health care provider.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...