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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 FAULKNER PA-C, MPH

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled103

ENFIELD

North Carolina

MARK DECHECK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

RACINE

Wisconsin

GARY LYND DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled102

JACKSON

Michigan

BRIAN SCHWARTZBERG M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled101

MT. PLEASANT

South Carolina

OTHONIEL CASTRO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled99

OLEAN

New York

PAUL RUCINSKI M.D.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled99

OCALA

Florida

CHRISTINE MOSSE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

NEW YORK

New York

DENNIS DALPHOND M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

NORTH JUDSON

Indiana

J. HORMELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

HUGO ROMEU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled98

MIAMI

Florida

KERMIT WALTERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

MONROE

Louisiana

JOHN MENIO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

Pennsylvania

FITZROY CAMPBELL D.M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled96

BROOKLYN

New York

RANDALL YEE D.D.S.

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled94

WAILUKU

Hawaii

ALAN DEWITT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

SNOWFLAKE

Arizona

JON ASHLEY MD

Emergency Medical Technician, Basic

Claims Filled94

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

RAOUF ELIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

NEWARK

New Jersey

MAURICE FITZ-GERALD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

DEMOPOLIS

Alabama

JEFFREY CLIFTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JOHN HUNT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled91

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

CLAREY DOWLING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled91

BROWNSVILLE

Tennessee

JUSTO VILLANUEVA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled90

HIALEAH

Florida

PETER HUTCHINSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

MEDFORD

Oregon

JORGE ALVARADO-RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

NEW YORK

New York

STAN ZINKOVSKY OTR, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled89

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan