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IBUPROFEN

Advil (ibuprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It stops the inflammation process in your body, which relieves pain, swelling, and fever. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

5.82M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 56 of 3395

$46.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 450 of 3395

2,480,690
Patients

Rank: 37 of 3395

473,559
Prescribers

Rank: 14 of 3395

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88%

of people say

it's worth it

52%

of people say

it worked well

4%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4.42M

2011

4.74M

2012

5.17M

2013

5.43M

2014

5.82M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$28.4M

2011

$29.5M

2012

$36M

2013

$42.5M

2014

$46.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$9

2011

$9

2012

$9

2013

$9

2014

$8

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 434,363 982,985 $9.5M
Florida 215,923 521,174 $3.66M
New York 198,809 411,867 $2.72M
Michigan 134,075 306,650 $2.43M
Texas 146,076 296,973 $2.18M
Pennsylvania 110,961 268,725 $2.19M
Ohio 99,805 234,249 $1.87M
Illinois 82,840 189,716 $1.37M
Massachusetts 77,998 184,698 $1.35M
North Carolina 66,136 150,862 $1.2M
Georgia 69,411 146,181 $1.04M
New Jersey 63,422 129,487 $895K
Kentucky 41,644 122,881 $999K
Tennessee 47,077 117,017 $946K
Arizona 51,137 112,415 $869K
Missouri 38,554 106,331 $873K
Virginia 43,322 97,714 $814K
Maryland 43,624 84,733 $655K
Washington 35,976 84,229 $653K
Indiana 32,918 80,408 $690K
Alabama 30,039 73,599 $567K
South Carolina 31,296 68,232 $545K
Minnesota 28,082 65,028 $574K
Oklahoma 24,227 64,735 $558K
Louisiana 27,594 63,648 $427K
Wisconsin 24,534 59,623 $547K
Oregon 23,608 59,473 $526K
West Virginia 20,574 57,500 $475K
New Mexico 24,385 55,798 $446K
Colorado 23,684 53,427 $511K
Nevada 23,734 50,257 $402K
Connecticut 25,340 49,109 $335K
Mississippi 20,004 47,419 $328K
Utah 18,565 44,953 $392K
Iowa 14,973 37,289 $299K
Rhode Island 15,643 35,857 $224K
Arkansas 12,570 33,844 $269K
Kansas 11,472 30,468 $261K
Maine 8,841 24,865 $231K
New Hampshire 9,088 22,071 $190K
Nebraska 8,576 20,905 $168K
Idaho 7,817 19,082 $153K
Hawaii 9,720 18,325 $154K
Delaware 7,970 15,331 $133K
District of Columbia 7,461 14,476 $104K
Vermont 4,387 11,588 $107K
Montana 4,151 10,506 $88.5K
South Dakota 3,098 7,171 $56.2K
Alaska 2,528 5,344 $41.2K
North Dakota 1,947 4,713 $40.5K
Wyoming 1,907 4,665 $37.9K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for IBUPROFEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHI TAI LAU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

ZWOLLE

Louisiana

GOPAL BHALALA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

ZION

Illinois

PEDRO PALU-AY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

ZION

Illinois

AMARILIS TORRES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled59

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

EVERET LAKE

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled54

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

MOMODU ALI DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled55

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

KOZHIMALA JOHN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

FARASAT ASHRAF M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled142

ZEBULON

North Carolina

MARY PLATTNER N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled93

ZAPATA

Texas

SAMANTHA MEEK RN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled77

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

CARL SCHOWENGERDT M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled144

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

SHELLY DUNMYER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

MITESH PAREKH M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled164

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

LARRY TOWNING D.D.S. M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled64

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

GREGORY KELSO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

BETH FINERAN CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled107

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

THOMAS FORRESTAL

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

MICHAEL BOBB DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

ELISHA CLARK NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled169

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

RONALD HARVEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

MOE KYI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

YUMA

Arizona

ISMAEL GUERRERO, M.D., PLLC M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

YUMA

Arizona

MIGUEL OLIVAREZ DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled108

YUMA

Arizona

MARIA FEREIRA CARROZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

YUMA

Arizona

RODOLFO GONZALES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled296

YUMA

Arizona