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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 2014

384K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 391 of 3362

$7.95M
Retail Cost

Rank: 882 of 3362

161,383
Patients

Rank: 333 of 3362

41,873
Prescribers

Rank: 440 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

220K

2011

273K

2012

319K

2013

384K

2014

445K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.42M

2011

$6.81M

2012

$6.4M

2013

$7.95M

2014

$14.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$10

2011

$10

2012

$12

2013

$10

2014

$11

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
Florida 11,557 25,408 $589K
Texas 5,876 13,607 $304K
New York 5,655 13,483 $418K
California 3,839 9,181 $303K
North Carolina 2,912 7,426 $180K
Ohio 2,605 6,641 $215K
Pennsylvania 2,638 6,626 $185K
Tennessee 2,710 6,597 $175K
Mississippi 2,667 6,403 $134K
South Carolina 2,746 6,176 $133K
Georgia 2,381 5,757 $123K
Indiana 2,486 5,658 $168K
Louisiana 2,359 5,566 $115K
Michigan 2,169 5,246 $155K
Illinois 2,452 5,211 $123K
Missouri 1,665 4,805 $126K
Alabama 1,854 4,276 $102K
Kentucky 1,750 4,218 $137K
New Jersey 1,898 4,167 $120K
Virginia 1,751 3,937 $93.8K
Wisconsin 1,340 3,040 $94.6K
Arkansas 1,155 3,029 $69.3K
Massachusetts 1,016 2,597 $62.2K
Arizona 1,067 2,448 $60.1K
Oklahoma 873 2,391 $62.2K
Washington 954 2,258 $54.2K
Iowa 856 2,129 $54.5K
Kansas 718 2,037 $52.3K
Maryland 753 1,805 $45.6K
West Virginia 706 1,691 $46.6K
Colorado 669 1,640 $39.8K
Nevada 594 1,456 $28.1K
Nebraska 433 1,255 $30.8K
Oregon 448 1,194 $32.4K
Connecticut 470 1,064 $22.5K
New Mexico 423 1,035 $28.2K
Minnesota 393 918 $31.1K
North Dakota 353 695 $12.9K
Utah 284 663 $16.2K
Maine 226 572 $14.4K
Idaho 189 564 $14.3K
New Hampshire 162 378 $8,985
Montana 134 360 $9,553
Vermont 129 337 $8,842
Delaware 159 328 $11.3K
Rhode Island 104 326 $8,814
Hawaii 110 264 $6,478
South Dakota 67 207 $5,714
Wyoming 66 181 $4,214
District of Columbia 48 108 $1,887
Alaska 30 49 $1,722
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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Top prescribers for DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CARLOS ROBLES

General Practice

Claims Filled325

DORADO

Puerto Rico

MANUEL SOTO-RUIZ MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled321

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

MANUEL POLANCO MARTINEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled320

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

CELESTINA FEBLES VALENTIN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled316

MANATI

Puerto Rico

CHETAN PURANIK MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled316

LA PORTE

Indiana

LUIS PAZ REYES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled316

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL BABILONIA ROMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled316

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled315

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO UMPIERRE VELA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled315

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

JULIO SANTORY -ORTIZ

General Practice

Claims Filled315

LAS PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

MARIA LAGO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled311

SABANA HOYOS

Puerto Rico

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ VELAZQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled311

OROCOVIS

Puerto Rico

RODOLFO CONCEPCION ROSADO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled310

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOSE CURET RAMOS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled310

GURABO

Puerto Rico

JOSEFINA ORTIZ RIVERA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled309

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

FLORENCIO DIAZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled308

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

GILBERTO ALVARADO M.D.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled306

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JAIME RODRIGUEZ-SOLIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled305

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

JOSE FERNANDEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled302

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

JUAN RODRIGUEZ MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled298

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

RICARDO MARTINEZ-DURAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled296

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL FELIZ LEBREAULT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled296

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

JOSE FELICIANO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled295

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

RAYMOND TASCH-RAMIREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled294

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MARIA TIRADO OTERO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled291

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico