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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
MARTIN PERLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

NORWALK

Connecticut

PHILLIP LAMBERT F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled79

CLEVELAND

Mississippi

CARLOS GARCIA-RIVERA D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled79

MIAMI

Florida

AUGUSTINE IZAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

MERRILLVILLE

Indiana

JAY BEAGLE DDS, MSD

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled78

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CHARLES COWART MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled78

DOUGLAS

Georgia

CHARLES BERRYMAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled78

WAYNESBORO

Mississippi

BRIAN EDWARDS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

OWENSVILLE

Missouri

GILBERT POON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

PARSIPPANY

New Jersey

KENNETH SEBASTIANELLI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

MOOSIC

Pennsylvania

ROBERT READE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

BILLY SALSER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

WILLIE WELLS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

BRUCE

Mississippi

NGOCCAM TRUONG M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled76

PORTLAND

Oregon

LEWIS LEAVITT M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled75

EL PASO

Texas

ALFREDO RAMIREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

SAN JOSE

California

FRANCIS BURNS D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled75

ATHENS

Tennessee

CLAY GRUESBECK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RICHARD MUCHNICK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

AMADO RUEDA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

CICERO

Illinois

FRANCISCO CONTRERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

MIAMI

Florida

VANESSA BROWN CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled74

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

PAUL OKOLOCHA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

GARY

Indiana

KASHYAP PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

ADEOLA AKEREDOLU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

DETROIT

Michigan