- Salt form
Available form of a drug in which the main active moiety is found ionized and combined with an ionic counterpart. Some examples of ionic counterparts are hydrochloride, sulfate, and sodium. The use of the salt form of a drug is usually related to an increase in physicochemical and pharmacokinetic properties such as solubility and absorption.
Each salt in DrugBank is associated with a unique identifier that starts with "DBSALT" followed by 6 digits. For example the code for Abacavir Sulfate is DBSALT000871.