Mobic vs. Zipsor

Are Mobic and Zipsor the Same Thing?

Mobic (meloxicam) and Zipsor (diclofenac potassium) are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to treat pain.

Mobic is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis.

Zipsor is used for relief of mild to moderate acute pain.

Side effects of Mobic and Zipsor that are similar include nausea, drowsiness, diarrhea, dizziness, or headache.

Side effects of Mobic that are different from Zipsor include stomach upset, bloating, gas, nervousness, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, or skin rash.

Side effects of Zipsor that are different from Mobic include abdominal pain, constipation, indigestion, vomiting, itching, and increased sweating.

Both Mobic and Zipsor may interact with alcohol, antidepressants, blood thinners, heart or blood pressure medications, diuretics (water pills), lithium, methotrexate, cyclosporine, or aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Mobic may also interact with glyburide, steroids, or sodium polystyrene sulfonate.

Zipsor may also interact with digoxin, pemetrexed, voriconazole, or rifampin.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Mobic?

Common side effects of Mobic include:

  • injection site reactions (redness, itching, pain, bruising, swelling, or bleeding),
  • headache,
  • suffy nose,
  • sinus pain, or
  • stomach pain.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Mobic including:

  • stomach upset,
  • nausea,
  • drowsiness,
  • diarrhea,
  • bloating,
  • gas,
  • dizziness,
  • nervousness,
  • headache,
  • runny or stuffy nose,
  • sore throat, or
  • skin rash.

Tell your doctor if less common but serious side effects of Mobic occur including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Zipsor?

Common side effects of Zipsor include:

  • abdominal pain,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • indigestion,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • drowsiness,
  • itching, and
  • increased sweating

What Is Mobic?

Mobic (meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis. Mobic is available in generic form.

What Is Zipsor?

Zipsor (diclofenac potassium) Liquid Filled Capsules is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated for relief of mild to moderate acute pain.


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What Drugs Interact With Mobic?

Do not take Mobic:

What Drugs Interact With Zipsor?

Zipsor may interact with aspirin and anticoagulants.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Zipsor is not recommended for use during pregnancy; it may harm a fetus. Starting at 30 weeks gestation, Zipsor should be avoided. It is unknown if Zipsor passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Mobic Be Taken?

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Mobic and other treatment options before deciding to use Mobic. Use the lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.

How Should Zipsor Be Taken?

The dosage of Zipsor is 25 mg four times a day.


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DailyMed. Mobic Product Information.
Depomed. Zipsor Prescribing Information.

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