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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
JOHN LITTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

PENNINGTON GAP

Virginia

FRANCIS TALANGBAYAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAMES WARRINGTON MD

Claims Filled126

CLARKSDALE

Mississippi

MOHAMMAD QURESHI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled123

NEW YORK

New York

GUILLERMO FONT MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled123

MIAMI

Florida

CHARLES AMPADU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

EAST SAINT LOUIS

Illinois

OCTAVIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

KINGSVILLE

Texas

ERIC SOLLARS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled121

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

PLACID EZE M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

STARKVILLE

Mississippi

LAWRENCE GIAMBELLUCA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

BELLE CHASSE

Louisiana

SCOTT ACOSTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

CHALMETTE

Louisiana

KERMITH SCARLETT D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

LANSING

Michigan

GEORGE SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

PENSACOLA

Florida

WYCHE COLEMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

COUSHATTA

Louisiana

WALTER HARGETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled114

NEOSHO

Missouri

THOMAS EVANS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

SWEETWATER

Tennessee

JOHN SZALYGA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

BROOKLYN

New York

SRIKRISHNA NUTHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

DAVID WALT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled110

CLEVELAND

Mississippi

ROBERT KYNERD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MICHAEL BAKER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

ROLLING FORK

Mississippi

FRANCISCO JIMENEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

UPLAND

California

GEORGE HENDERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

LUIS NINO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled104

YPSILANTI

Michigan

GRACIELA CALATAYUD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

HUNTINGTON PARK

California