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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
CARLOS MARILL M.D., P.A.

Specialist

Claims Filled126

MIAMI

Florida

RAMON GUERRERO CUETO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled125

TAMPA

Florida

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

MCALLEN

Texas

COLEMAN FOWBLE M.D.

Orthopaedic Trauma

Claims Filled121

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

BENNETT AXELROD MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled121

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

IDALMIS SANTANA-PORBEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

HOMESTEAD

Florida

JOHN KASTRUP M.D.

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled121

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

BRIAN MATHERNE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

HOUMA

Louisiana

DAVID GOLD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled119

WAYNE

New Jersey

DAVID MOODY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

CARTHAGE

Mississippi

SAMIR RAHBE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

TY HARGRODER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

CHURCH POINT

Louisiana

WENDY RUMLEY FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled115

HONAKER

Virginia

JAMES DAVIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled115

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

RUBEN PECHERO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled114

MCALLEN

Texas

DANIEL BOONE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

EVANS

Georgia

BENJAMIN GAMBOA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled113

KAHULUI

Hawaii

BILL ALBARADO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

GARVIN YEE M.D.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled108

ROYAL PALM BEACH

Florida

SAMUEL HALE

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

LUBBOCK

Texas

RICARDO NIMO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

CENTREVILLE

Mississippi

LENORD HORWITZ DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled105

BLUEFIELD

Virginia

JAKE HOLCOMBE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled104

LIBERTY

South Carolina

ROBERT MENESES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

CORNING

New York

JOHN WHELTON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled103

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida