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Prescriber Checkup » NAPROXEN SODIUM

NAPROXEN SODIUM

Prescription naproxen is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), juvenile arthritis (a form of joint disease in children), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Prescription naproxen tablets, extended-release tablets, and suspension are also used to relieve shoulder pain caused by bursitis (inflammation of a fluid-filled sac in the shoulder joint), tendinitis (inflammation of the tissue that connects muscle to bone), gouty arthritis (attacks of joint pain caused by a build-up of certain substances in the joints), and pain from other causes, including menstrual pain (pain that happens before or during a menstrual period). Nonprescription naproxen is used to reduce fever and to relieve mild pain from headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, menstrual periods, the common cold, toothaches, and backaches. Naproxen is in a class of medications called NSAIDs. It works by stopping the body's production of a substance that causes pain, fever, and inflammation. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

104K
Medicare Part D Claims
$3.08M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Puerto Rico 35,541 $343K
Florida 13,059 $178K
Texas 11,783 $178K
New York 10,573 $157K
Michigan 10,101 $174K
Pennsylvania 9,134 $145K
Tennessee 8,099 $121K
California 7,921 $169K
Alabama 7,857 $107K
Missouri 7,073 $107K
North Carolina 6,700 $99.6K
Ohio 6,311 $99.2K
Illinois 5,925 $88.6K
Louisiana 5,812 $79.8K
Mississippi 5,783 $76.9K
Georgia 5,432 $80.8K
Indiana 4,991 $86.8K
New Jersey 4,938 $60.6K
South Carolina 4,391 $57.7K
Virginia 3,915 $59.2K
Massachusetts 3,478 $49.8K
Kentucky 2,665 $43.1K
Wisconsin 2,537 $42.9K
Arizona 2,364 $38.3K
Washington 2,340 $43.5K
Arkansas 2,314 $33.6K
Minnesota 2,181 $34.7K
Connecticut 1,788 $22.4K
Oklahoma 1,625 $28.7K
West Virginia 1,607 $25.6K
Maryland 1,402 $21.2K
Oregon 1,362 $23.1K
Maine 1,313 $23.6K
Utah 1,135 $20K
Iowa 1,045 $14.5K
Colorado 990 $17.3K
Kansas 949 $15.7K
Rhode Island 843 $11.1K
Nebraska 808 $12.8K
New Hampshire 787 $11.3K
Vermont 740 $11.5K
Idaho 670 $12.1K
New Mexico 641 $11K
Delaware 551 $7,449
Nevada 471 $8,042
Hawaii 402 $6,346
Montana 324 $5,856
North Dakota 224 $3,653
Wyoming 190 $2,877
District of Columbia 176 $5,499
South Dakota 142 $1,886
Alaska 103 $1,623
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for NAPROXEN SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JEAN ROUSSEAU MD

General Practice

Claims Filled541

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

CARLOS CASAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled389

LAREDO

Texas

WILBERT RUMP M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled380

UNION SPRINGS

Alabama

PERRY TIMBERLAKE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled302

GREENSBORO

Alabama

CHIDOZIE ONONUJU D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled260

SAGINAW

Michigan

CYRIAC MADATHIKUNNEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled253

SELMA

Alabama

MYRON RODOS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled239

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

PHYLECYA CHEATHAM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled238

TROY

Alabama

RUDOLPHO ALEGRIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled188

INDIO

California

STEPHEN HARLESS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

PURVIS

Mississippi

RICHARD GORDON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled182

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

JOHN MUBANG MD

Specialist

Claims Filled168

SEFFNER

Florida

CAROL HOLDER CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled168

UNION SPRINGS

Alabama

TARIF MUSTAFA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

DEARBORN

Michigan

JEFFREY REINHART MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

MONTICELLO

Arkansas

JOHN FRATTELLONE DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled162

LINCROFT

New Jersey

LEONARD FRANKLIN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

CAMDENTON

Missouri

CAMERON MAILE M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled145

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

ANTONIO FUENTES M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled145

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

IRENEO DOMINGO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled140

UNION SPRINGS

Alabama

JOSE BOSSBALY M.D.

Hospitals, General Acute Care Hospital

Claims Filled140

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

RANDY FUENTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

STEPHEN KATZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled135

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

STEVEN HADESMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

DETROIT

Michigan

DESH ANAND MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled132

WENTZVILLE

Missouri