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Betaine Side Effects

Applies to betaine: oral powder for solution, oral powder for suspension, oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, betaine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Some side effects of betaine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common
  • Diarrhea
  • nausea
  • stomach upset

Betaine may cause a body odor. Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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