Zipsor Medication Information
Zipsor™ (diclofenac potassium) is a prescription drug that should only be used for short-term, mild to moderate pain relief; it is not approved for treating chronic or severe pain.
At this time, Zipsor is the only diclofenac product available in liquid-filled capsules. It is typically taken by mouth four times a day. You should try to space out your doses of this medication evenly throughout the day. It is usually recommended to take Zipsor with food to help prevent stomach upset; however, food may cause the drug to work more slowly.
Most people tolerate Zipsor well, but this medicine may not be suitable for everyone. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Zipsor if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Liver disease or liver failure
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Bleeding problems (or are taking a blood-thinning medication)
- Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of these problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
(Click Zipsor for more information on this medication, including details on how it works, what side effects may occur, and what else you should discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)