Zipsor is a prescription pain medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is approved to treat mild to moderate, short-term pain. The medicine comes in liquid-filled capsules and is taken by mouth, typically four times a day. Common side effects include headache, nausea, and vomiting.
What Is Zipsor?
Zipsor™ (diclofenac potassium) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of mild to moderate acute (short-term) pain. It is the only diclofenac product available in liquid-filled capsules.
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Who Makes Zipsor?
Zipsor is made by Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
How Does Zipsor Work?
Zipsor belongs to a group of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Like other NSAIDs, it works by blocking a specific enzyme known as cyclooxygenase (COX), blocking the production of various inflammatory substances in the body.
When and How to Take It
Some general considerations include the following:
- Zipsor comes in liquid-filled capsules and is usually taken by mouth four times a day.
- It is usually recommended to take NSAIDs (like Zipsor) with food to help prevent stomach upset. However, food may cause this medication to work more slowly.
- Try to space out your doses of this medication evenly throughout the day.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
Zipsor Dosing Information
There is only one standard dosage for this drug, regardless of your age or weight. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
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