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Is diclofenac potassium more gastro tolerable than sodium salt?

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Marvell 21 Jun 2013

Diclofenac potassium and sodium will most likely have the same sort of gastrointestinal side effects. If you are sensitive to diclofenac, then whatever salt form you take will cause you discomfort. Actually if you are lucky then sometimes the diclofenac sodium may be "a LITTLE BIT BETTER", as this formulation is delayed release, so the tablet usually dissolves in the intestine (not the stomach), so you may escape heartburn if that's an issue. But in general if you get stomach aches, etc. with diclofenac then you will get it with both sodium and potassium salt.

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