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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

24.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1010 of 3362

$7.48M
Retail Cost

Rank: 894 of 3362

13,675
Patients

Rank: 842 of 3362

7,806
Prescribers

Rank: 883 of 3362

More info on related drug Diclofenac sodium »

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it's worth it

68%

of people say

it worked well

9%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

21.4K

2011

78.7K

2012

39.1K

2013

24.6K

2014

23.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$4.23M

2011

$16.4M

2012

$10.7M

2013

$7.49M

2014

$34.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$76

2011

$74

2012

$87

2013

$92

2014

$100

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 1,522 3,523 $1.1M
California 1,470 3,220 $884K
Texas 1,084 1,631 $523K
Florida 1,008 1,590 $476K
Pennsylvania 947 1,504 $455K
New Jersey 846 1,440 $442K
North Carolina 639 1,153 $400K
Georgia 623 975 $309K
Colorado 252 780 $205K
South Carolina 465 742 $223K
Ohio 356 632 $197K
Virginia 342 577 $181K
Michigan 289 495 $144K
Louisiana 293 467 $122K
Alabama 269 421 $122K
Tennessee 209 382 $127K
Maryland 219 372 $114K
Arizona 215 339 $108K
Connecticut 182 324 $102K
Missouri 141 310 $106K
Indiana 186 290 $91.2K
Washington 160 285 $84.3K
Oklahoma 194 271 $76.8K
Kentucky 170 267 $84.4K
Massachusetts 170 261 $91K
Illinois 176 255 $79K
Oregon 135 218 $62.8K
Wisconsin 117 196 $60.6K
Nevada 99 180 $64.6K
Kansas 105 179 $51.2K
West Virginia 90 155 $50.5K
Arkansas 99 141 $40.9K
Delaware 88 107 $32.5K
Maine 60 94 $29.1K
Idaho 62 90 $24.6K
Mississippi 56 88 $25.3K
New Mexico 59 80 $23.6K
Nebraska 38 75 $21.2K
Utah 37 66 $17.2K
New Hampshire 37 64 $22.7K
Hawaii 41 59 $18K
Alaska 34 59 $18.1K
Iowa 36 51 $16.5K
Rhode Island 23 44 $11K
Minnesota 20 37 $12.3K
District of Columbia 16 34 $8,780
Montana 20 32 $8,155
South Dakota 18 29 $10.1K
Wyoming 16 22 $5,722
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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