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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
VICTORIA KATZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled781

BROOKLYN

New York

ALBERTO ALONSO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled585

MIAMI

Florida

WILBURN FURNISS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled444

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

JUAN OJEA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled370

MIAMI

Florida

BRIAN MCKNIGHT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled332

FORT PIERCE

Florida

SYDEL LEGRANDE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled256

TAMPA

Florida

WILLIAM RHODES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled248

UNION POINT

Georgia

HARVEY MONTIJO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled220

ROYAL PALM BEACH

Florida

LOUIS RUBENSTEIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled203

OCEAN SPRINGS

Mississippi

CHARLES NAUSE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled194

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

MORRIS BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled190

DAYTON

Ohio

ANTON EILERS MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled182

HILLSBORO

Oregon

SUBODH MALLIK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled173

FORT STOCKTON

Texas

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled165

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL STONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

CHESTER

South Carolina

VADIM NEKRITIN DPM

Podiatrist, Primary Podiatric Medicine

Claims Filled163

BROOKLYN

New York

CHETAN PURANIK MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled159

LA PORTE

Indiana

RUBEN GONZALEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled149

MIAMI

Florida

MASSIE HEADLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled143

JACKSON

Mississippi

WALESKA GALINDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

ORLANDO

Florida

EMMETT ROPER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

FAIRFIELD

Ohio

JOSE PONCE DE LEON M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled133

MIAMI

Florida

SANG TRAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

FALLS CHURCH

Virginia

GAURI KANHERE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled128

ONEIDA

Tennessee