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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
VARDUI ARUTYUNYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,649

GLENDALE

California

YOUSSEF AWAD MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled1,540

LONG BEACH

California

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,468

VAN NUYS

California

SAI GUTTI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,412

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

ARUTYUN TOPSAKALYAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,254

GLENDALE

California

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,238

GLENDALE

California

ARSINE BARSEGYAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,124

GLENDALE

California

KENDRICK DULDULAO MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,084

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,068

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled1,050

GLENDALE

California

JOSE GOMEZ-CORTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled997

CORAL GABLES

Florida

LEVON ANTOSSYAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled984

GLENDALE

California

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled960

LOS ANGELES

California

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled956

MIAMI

Florida

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled941

VAN NUYS

California

RICHARD DOYAN M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled935

EMERYVILLE

California

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled922

CORAL GABLES

Florida

DIANA SAYADYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled905

GLENDALE

California

MAHMOUD RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled902

DEARBORN

Michigan

HAGOP BEZIKIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled880

LOS ANGELES

California

ZAVEN ARSLANIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled873

GLENDALE

California

JASON BOUTROS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled845

PASADENA

California

KENNY HO DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled830

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled803

NARANJA

Florida

YERVAND SET AGAYAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled803

GLENDALE

California