potassium bicarbonate


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potassium bicarbonate

[pə′tas·ē·əm bī′kär·bə‚nāt]
(inorganic chemistry)
KHCO3 A white powder or granules, or transparent colorless crystals; used in baking powder and in medicine as an antacid. Also known as potassium acid carbonate.
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is the world's largest manufacturer of sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate and related products.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cambia[TM], a diclofenac-based non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ("NSAID") combined with potassium bicarbonate, for the treatment of acute migraine with or without aura in adults.
The assets to be divested are patent protected diclofenac-based non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that are combined with potassium bicarbonate, resulting in rapid and consistent absorption of diclofenac, leading to faster and higher peak blood concentrations than other approved dosage forms of diclofenac.
For example, Frassetto's team recently gave 170 postmenopausal women either potassium bicarbonate or a placebo for up to three years.
By utilizing potassium bicarbonate as a localized buffer, DBT enables diclofenac to enter the bloodstream more quickly, resulting in a faster rate of drug absorption and increased peak plasma concentrations while not increasing the total amount of drug exposure for the patient compared to currently marketed reference drug, Cataflam([R]).