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DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild-to-moderate pain, and helps to relieve symptoms of arthritis (eg, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

319K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 420 of 3238

$6.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 925 of 3238

132,536
Patients

Rank: 352 of 3238

36,696
Prescribers

Rank: 445 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Cambia »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 9,519 22,529 $458K
Texas 5,697 13,358 $307K
New York 4,460 10,674 $367K
California 3,250 7,790 $207K
North Carolina 2,600 6,663 $168K
Tennessee 2,448 6,073 $158K
Ohio 2,163 5,670 $169K
Pennsylvania 2,188 5,650 $158K
Mississippi 2,266 5,532 $111K
Georgia 2,238 5,447 $125K
Louisiana 2,264 5,234 $100K
South Carolina 2,197 4,834 $119K
Michigan 1,944 4,829 $144K
Indiana 2,064 4,722 $137K
Missouri 1,487 4,403 $116K
Illinois 1,968 4,290 $93.9K
New Jersey 1,781 3,789 $115K
Kentucky 1,455 3,781 $105K
Virginia 1,570 3,576 $89.2K
Alabama 1,531 3,516 $74.5K
Wisconsin 1,172 2,535 $111K
Arkansas 928 2,503 $57.3K
Oklahoma 855 2,395 $63.9K
Massachusetts 882 2,286 $54.8K
Arizona 846 1,991 $51.2K
Iowa 777 1,952 $47.7K
Washington 766 1,946 $48K
Kansas 620 1,783 $46.3K
West Virginia 606 1,544 $39.6K
Maryland 655 1,482 $35.2K
Colorado 531 1,364 $33.1K
Nevada 540 1,320 $26.3K
Oregon 456 1,286 $30.7K
Nebraska 383 1,107 $29.8K
Connecticut 403 955 $19.5K
Minnesota 390 931 $24.7K
New Mexico 361 856 $19.3K
North Dakota 368 823 $14.1K
Idaho 212 614 $14.7K
Utah 214 514 $12K
Maine 216 505 $12.6K
New Hampshire 142 349 $6,974
Montana 117 332 $8,036
Rhode Island 96 312 $8,585
Delaware 137 299 $8,155
Vermont 94 282 $6,966
Hawaii 85 207 $4,047
South Dakota 61 154 $4,216
Wyoming 52 151 $3,114
District of Columbia 46 98 $2,314
Alaska 19 49 $1,262
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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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Top prescribers for DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CARLOS GONZALEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled332

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

RICARDO CANALS MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled328

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JORGE NAZARIO M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Health Service

Claims Filled327

NARANJITO

Puerto Rico

RODOLFO CONCEPCION ROSADO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled324

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

OSCAR VALE COLON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled324

MOCA

Puerto Rico

JOSE SERRANO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled322

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO RIVERA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled319

COMERIO

Puerto Rico

JOSE AYALA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled317

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

VICTORIA KATZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled316

BROOKLYN

New York

STEPHEN HARLESS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled315

PURVIS

Mississippi

OSCAR RAMOS M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled308

MANATI

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL BABILONIA ROMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled308

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

CHETAN PURANIK MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled305

LA PORTE

Indiana

RICARDO MARTINEZ-DURAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled305

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

IDIA VELAZQUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled303

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

FLORENCIO DIAZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled303

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

HARVEY MONTIJO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled302

ROYAL PALM BEACH

Florida

CARLOS ORRACA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled301

MANATI

Puerto Rico

VICTOR POLANCO SANCHEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled301

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

JOSEFINA ORTIZ RIVERA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled300

BARRANQUITAS

Puerto Rico

RAUL RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled297

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

CESAR ALCANTARA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled297

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

MANUEL BADILLO COLLAZO M.D.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled290

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MARIO SANTIAGO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled289

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

PEDRO ROMAN EYXARCH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico