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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

5.43M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 62 of 3362

$42.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 443 of 3362

2,292,217
Patients

Rank: 37 of 3362

455,981
Prescribers

Rank: 15 of 3362

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88%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

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

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
California 402,046 912,326 $8.41M
Florida 197,826 490,399 $3.43M
New York 186,378 388,878 $2.49M
Michigan 122,990 284,203 $2.25M
Texas 133,749 272,532 $1.97M
Pennsylvania 103,482 255,043 $1.98M
Ohio 90,552 212,642 $1.69M
Illinois 77,781 182,174 $1.31M
Massachusetts 72,355 171,508 $1.28M
North Carolina 61,585 141,088 $1.12M
Georgia 61,772 130,635 $935K
New Jersey 57,868 118,909 $779K
Kentucky 37,954 112,574 $907K
Tennessee 43,073 107,542 $857K
Arizona 47,944 106,126 $826K
Missouri 36,505 100,909 $821K
Virginia 40,394 91,476 $743K
Washington 33,186 79,670 $623K
Maryland 38,733 75,617 $572K
Indiana 31,018 75,452 $644K
Alabama 27,850 69,567 $548K
Minnesota 27,236 63,390 $556K
South Carolina 28,994 62,873 $498K
Oklahoma 22,772 62,261 $539K
Wisconsin 23,755 58,612 $531K
Louisiana 24,660 58,028 $396K
Oregon 22,326 57,547 $514K
West Virginia 18,799 53,567 $442K
New Mexico 21,796 50,159 $388K
Colorado 20,951 48,197 $441K
Connecticut 22,691 45,246 $299K
Nevada 20,637 43,890 $345K
Mississippi 18,089 43,368 $300K
Utah 17,205 42,205 $377K
Iowa 14,552 36,449 $290K
Rhode Island 14,672 33,671 $242K
Arkansas 12,072 32,975 $266K
Kansas 10,873 29,190 $237K
Maine 8,794 24,898 $214K
Nebraska 8,187 20,464 $163K
New Hampshire 7,824 19,123 $161K
Idaho 7,147 17,863 $145K
Hawaii 9,050 17,373 $143K
District of Columbia 7,055 14,101 $94.8K
Delaware 6,959 13,389 $105K
Vermont 4,278 11,726 $108K
Montana 4,005 10,163 $86.4K
South Dakota 3,198 7,468 $59.7K
Alaska 2,429 5,376 $42.4K
North Dakota 1,854 4,592 $39K
Wyoming 1,731 4,503 $36.6K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for IBUPROFEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MERCEDES FERRERAS

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled778

MIAMI

Florida

AVRAHAM HENOCH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled767

NEW YORK

New York

GUARI MASCARO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled753

MIAMI

Florida

DIANA SAYADYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled740

GLENDALE

California

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled737

HIALEAH

Florida

ENRIQUE HUERTAS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled726

MIAMI

Florida

ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled725

GLENDALE

California

JASON BOUTROS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled723

PASADENA

California

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled722

VAN NUYS

California

RICHARD DOYAN M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled721

EMERYVILLE

California

JESUS CID M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled711

MIAMI

Florida

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled707

LOS ANGELES

California

SURINDER KAURA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled703

ALLEN PARK

Michigan

YOHANA CABRERA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled700

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled699

MIAMI

Florida

ALFONSO BAEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled699

GARDENA

California

MANVEL MAZMANYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled697

GLENDALE

California

ROBERT KROPAC MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled691

PRINCETON

West Virginia

KENNY HO DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled690

BROOKLYN

New York

HOVANES TER-ZAKARIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled687

LOS ANGELES

California

FAUSTO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled687

BRONX

New York

ANSELMO ROLDAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled678

SAN DIEGO

California

YERVAND SET AGAYAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled677

GLENDALE

California

JAVIER PEREZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled673

HIALEAH

Florida

MINAS KOCHUMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled672

NORTHRIDGE

California