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Patients should be advised of the following information before beginning treatment with Cystadane (betaine anhydrous) :
Dosing and Administration
- Instruct patients and caregivers that Cystadane (betaine anhydrous) should only be taken as directed by their healthcare professional.
- Instruct patients and caregivers to administer Cystadane (betaine anhydrous) as follows:
- Shake bottle lightly before removing cap.
- Measure with the scoop provided.
- Measure the number of scoops as prescribed by their healthcare professional. One level scoop (1.7 mL) is equivalent to 1 gram of betaine anhydrous powder.
- Mix powder with 4 to 6 ounces (120 to 180 mL) of water, juice, milk, or formula until completely dissolved, or mix with food, then ingest mixture immediately.
- Always replace the cap tightly after using, and protect powder from moisture.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/22/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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