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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
MILFORD TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled290

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ANGELO COPPOLA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled287

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

JOSE TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled286

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

LUIS REIMON MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled286

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

HILDA ORENGO SOLER M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled286

PONCE

Puerto Rico

LIZZETTE MONTALVO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled285

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOSE SERRANO-BARRIOS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled281

QUEBRADILLAS

Puerto Rico

LUIS FORASTIERI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled280

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

CLARA RIVERA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled280

NARANJITO

Puerto Rico

LYDIA RUIZ MUNIZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled279

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

JORGE NAZARIO M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Health Service

Claims Filled278

NARANJITO

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO VAZQUEZ REILLO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled275

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

OSCAR VALE COLON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled274

MOCA

Puerto Rico

HECTOR PAGAN-MARRERO M.D.

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled274

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

EDWIN FIGUEROA DELGADO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled271

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled271

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL HERNANDEZ DE LA FUENTE M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled270

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

WINSTON ORTIZ CINTRON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled269

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JAMES ROLLINS MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled269

MT STERLING

Kentucky

WILBURN FURNISS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled266

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

FRANCISCO MONROIG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled266

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

JESUS AMPARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

LINDA CRUZ MONTES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled264

TRUJILLO ALTO

Puerto Rico

ISMAEL BAGUE M.D.

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Claims Filled264

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

FLORES CARABALLO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled263

UTUADO

Puerto Rico