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DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Voltaren (Diclofenac Sodium) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It blocks the inflammation process in your body, which relieves swelling and pain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Diclofenac sodium

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

12.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1201 of 3362

$14.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 715 of 3362

5,620
Patients

Rank: 1079 of 3362

2,911
Prescribers

Rank: 1221 of 3362

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it worked well

9%

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

127K

2011

108K

2012

66.9K

2013

12.4K

2014

1,729

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$65.5M

2011

$64.8M

2012

$54M

2013

$14.6M

2014

$2.99M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$100

2011

$107

2012

$114

2013

$131

2014

$208

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 2,036 5,785 $6.77M
California 1,101 2,273 $2.59M
Florida 965 1,648 $1.63M
New Jersey 327 823 $1.07M
Pennsylvania 132 245 $303K
Texas 117 173 $255K
Michigan 80 126 $171K
Ohio 77 108 $137K
Illinois 52 92 $103K
Georgia 68 85 $104K
Missouri 35 81 $99.8K
North Carolina 55 73 $93.9K
Washington 39 65 $86.1K
Alabama 54 63 $194K
Virginia 30 60 $81K
Indiana 30 53 $73.8K
Maryland 37 53 $70.2K
Connecticut 34 52 $79.6K
Arizona 39 51 $83.6K
Wisconsin 28 49 $60.4K
Tennessee 27 43 $51.4K
South Carolina 25 43 $55.4K
Massachusetts 29 39 $45K
Oklahoma 17 32 $42K
Louisiana 23 27 $37.5K
Arkansas 11 24 $28.3K
Utah 12 19 $17.1K
Kentucky 15 18 $22.9K
Colorado 16 $18.5K
Minnesota 12 16 $20.4K
Oregon 16 $20.5K
District of Columbia 12 14 $17.5K
Mississippi 13 $17K
Nevada 13 $17.6K
Kansas 11 $11.9K
New Mexico 11 $14.5K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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