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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
RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled667

LOS ANGELES

California

NAVIN SARAN M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled667

ANAHEIM

California

COREY RUTH M.D.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled653

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

EDWIN KELSEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled645

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled644

LOS ANGELES

California

ASHRAF KHAN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled642

CLARKSTON

Michigan

JOSEPH ROLAND FRENETTE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled642

TRUSSVILLE

Alabama

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled641

LOS ANGELES

California

VELLAIAPPAN SOMASUNDARAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled635

SOUTH WILLIAMSON

Kentucky

KERMIT GIBSON DO

General Practice

Claims Filled632

ELKHORN CITY

Kentucky

VACHIK SHAHNAZARIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled630

GLENDALE

California

AMOS MENENDEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled627

MIAMI

Florida

LUIS CABRERA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled623

MIAMI

Florida

ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled622

MIAMI

Florida

ERIC BACKOS M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled606

WARREN

Michigan

JAVIER PEREZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled597

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERT KROPAC MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled596

PRINCETON

West Virginia

KENNETH NORDLUND N.P

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled596

PALM SPRINGS

California

SONIA LOSA-LAMAZARES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled595

HIALEAH

Florida

MERCEDES FERRERAS

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled595

MIAMI

Florida

DANA RICHARD D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled595

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

JESUS CID M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled590

MIAMI

Florida

TERRY BAUL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled588

DETROIT

Michigan

JOSE TORREBLANCA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled588

SOUTH GATE

California

ANSELMO ROLDAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled583

SAN DIEGO

California