What is Zipsor?Zipsor is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and redness, swelling, and inflammation from medical conditions such as arthritis, menstrual cramps, and other types of short-term pain in adults ≥18 years old.
What is the most important information I should know about Zipsor?NSAID medicines may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This chance increases with longer use of NSAID medicines and in people who have heart disease.
Get emergency help right away if you have shortness of breath or trouble breathing, chest pain, weakness, slurred speech, or swelling of the face or throat.
NSAID medicines can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment. Ulcers and bleeding can happen without warning symptoms and may cause death. The chance of an ulcer or bleeding increases with longer use, smoking, drinking alcohol, older age, having poor health, and taking Zipsor with certain other medicines. Be alert for signs and symptoms such as stomach pain, indigestion, dark stools, and vomiting of blood; consult your doctor if you experience such signs and symptoms.
Zipsor may cause liver injury. Stop Zipsor and seek immediate medical therapy if you experience nausea, fatigue, itching, yellowing of the eyes and skin, right upper stomach tenderness, and flu-like symptoms.
NSAID medicines can cause serious skin reactions, which may result in hospitalizations and even death. Be alert for signs and symptoms of skin rash and blisters, fever, or other signs such as itching. Stop Zipsor and contact your doctor right away if you experience such signs and symptoms.
If you experience unexplained weight gain or swelling, contact your doctor right away.
Who should not take Zipsor?Do not take Zipsor if are allergic to any its ingredients or have had an asthma attack, hives, or other allergic reaction with aspirin or any other NSAID medicine.
Do not take Zipsor for pain right before or after heart bypass surgery.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Zipsor?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Zipsor. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have asthma, blood clotting disorders, dehydration, fluid retention, heart disease (such as heart failure), high blood pressure, a history of ulcers or stomach bleeding, and kidney or liver disease.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: The recommended dose is 25 milligrams (mg) four times a day.
How should I take Zipsor?Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
What should I avoid while taking Zipsor?Avoid taking over-the-counter products that contain aspirin or other NSAIDs. Also avoid smoking or drinking alcohol.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Zipsor?If Zipsor is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Zipsor with the following: acetaminophen (Tylenol), antibiotics, aspirin, blood thinning medicines (anticoagulants), blood pressure medicines called ACE inhibitors (such as enalapril and lisinopril), corticosteroids, cyclosporine, diuretics (water pills) such as furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide, lithium, methotrexate, other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen and naproxen), and seizure medicines.
What are the possible side effects of Zipsor?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: high blood pressure, kidney problems, anemia, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, gas, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, dizziness
Can I receive Zipsor if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?Zipsor should be avoided during late pregnancy. Zipsor should not be used during breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Zipsor?If you miss a dose of Zipsor, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
How should I store Zipsor?Store at room temperature.
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