Know Your Way Around Salt Forms

We're getting questions about how to prevent mix-ups with meds that have different salt forms (iron, potassium, etc).

Drugs are often combined with a salt to help increase absorption...effectiveness...tolerability...or stability.

For example, calcium CITRATE is better absorbed than calcium CARBONATE if stomach acid is low...and doxycycline MONOHYDRATE might cause less stomach upset than doxycycline HYCLATE.

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