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DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Diclofenac immediate-release (short-acting) tablets are also used to treat painful menstrual periods and pain from other causes. Diclofenac is in a class of medications called NSAIDs. It works by stopping the body's production of a substance that causes pain, fever, and inflammation. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

114K
Medicare Part D Claims
$5.42M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Puerto Rico 99,856 $1.35M
Florida 16,501 $502K
Texas 9,489 $304K
New York 7,450 $398K
Tennessee 4,662 $154K
North Carolina 4,530 $158K
California 4,350 $133K
Louisiana 4,303 $108K
Georgia 4,230 $132K
Ohio 4,227 $164K
Pennsylvania 4,112 $141K
South Carolina 4,053 $131K
Missouri 3,709 $128K
Mississippi 3,696 $105K
Illinois 3,651 $124K
Michigan 3,216 $137K
Indiana 3,137 $115K
Virginia 2,744 $97.4K
New Jersey 2,464 $84.6K
Kentucky 2,303 $77.7K
Alabama 2,138 $59.3K
Oklahoma 2,133 $75.8K
Massachusetts 1,888 $57.2K
Iowa 1,850 $60.1K
Arkansas 1,792 $51.6K
Kansas 1,658 $57.4K
Wisconsin 1,619 $51.3K
Washington 1,411 $48.7K
West Virginia 1,262 $40.9K
Arizona 1,090 $42.9K
Colorado 982 $37K
Maryland 908 $32.5K
Nebraska 880 $28.6K
Nevada 863 $20.8K
North Dakota 788 $19.4K
Oregon 740 $20K
Minnesota 706 $24.1K
New Mexico 677 $22.7K
Connecticut 617 $19.2K
Maine 462 $15.5K
Idaho 445 $15.2K
Utah 307 $11.3K
Hawaii 303 $10.1K
Vermont 302 $11.9K
Montana 263 $9,532
Delaware 257 $9,873
Rhode Island 250 $7,794
New Hampshire 250 $8,158
Wyoming 157 $4,766
District of Columbia 87 $2,733
South Dakota 83 $3,195
Alaska 31 $1,408
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CAL W GREENLAW MD PC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHILLICOTHE

Missouri

ASHRAF HANNA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEARWATER

Florida

HANS ANDREASEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

PAULA CLEARMAN F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Mississippi

ROBERT NIPP DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled50

DULUTH

Minnesota

MARCIA FUNDERBURK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

DONALD BRAUN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

BURLINGTON

Kansas

CARLOS MARTINEZ

Massage Therapist

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

EDWARD DOYLE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled51

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

HILARY NEYBERT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

PARK RIDGE

Illinois

RANDALL RHEA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

VINTON

Virginia

CHRISTA PANNELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

MIGUEL MOLINAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

ROBERT PATZKOWSKY DO

Surgery

Claims Filled51

ARDMORE

Oklahoma

PUNURU REDDY MD

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Claims Filled51

DECATUR

Alabama

BRUCE ROACH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

MINOT

North Dakota

JOHN IRLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

DECATUR

Alabama

MAJED BARAZANJI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

DARRELL O'QUINN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

PURVIS

Mississippi

WILLIE PENNICK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

ABSALOM TILLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

MALVERN

Arkansas

STEVEN QUEEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

SYLVA

North Carolina

JOAN SCHWANZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

LINCOLNTON

North Carolina

RODNEY ISON M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled52

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

RIGOBERTO FRANCO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

MIAMI

Florida