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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 2015

445K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 366 of 3395

$14.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 816 of 3395

181,836
Patients

Rank: 323 of 3395

46,707
Prescribers

Rank: 422 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 14,296 30,611 $1.02M
New York 9,164 24,289 $2.33M
Texas 6,677 15,476 $572K
California 4,418 10,467 $449K
North Carolina 3,291 8,092 $291K
Ohio 3,140 7,987 $401K
Pennsylvania 2,962 7,274 $310K
Mississippi 3,045 7,205 $249K
Tennessee 3,044 7,096 $256K
Indiana 2,968 6,738 $267K
Illinois 3,130 6,711 $318K
South Carolina 3,027 6,670 $220K
Georgia 2,865 6,619 $195K
Louisiana 2,453 5,848 $222K
Michigan 2,252 5,593 $285K
Missouri 1,916 5,463 $223K
Alabama 2,243 5,290 $182K
New Jersey 2,223 5,098 $255K
Virginia 1,977 4,498 $177K
Kentucky 1,737 4,388 $186K
Arkansas 1,429 3,609 $129K
Wisconsin 1,584 3,570 $142K
Arizona 1,478 3,124 $102K
Massachusetts 1,164 2,973 $119K
Washington 1,140 2,660 $95.8K
Oklahoma 990 2,657 $111K
Iowa 1,002 2,361 $96.8K
Kansas 776 2,233 $92.8K
West Virginia 942 2,116 $89.4K
Maryland 861 2,065 $88.7K
Colorado 810 1,963 $72.1K
Nevada 693 1,675 $49.7K
Nebraska 464 1,337 $52.1K
Oregon 497 1,256 $50.9K
Minnesota 442 1,109 $54.7K
New Mexico 513 1,089 $46K
Connecticut 433 1,067 $45.4K
Utah 330 765 $30K
North Dakota 348 729 $24.7K
Maine 260 679 $29K
Idaho 233 594 $25K
Montana 195 535 $23.3K
New Hampshire 187 462 $17.2K
Delaware 224 460 $21.6K
Rhode Island 132 410 $11.7K
Hawaii 140 339 $15K
Vermont 122 312 $14.8K
Wyoming 94 212 $7,019
South Dakota 69 188 $8,797
District of Columbia 65 123 $3,817
Alaska 42 89 $2,534
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
LINDA CRUZ MONTES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled307

TRUJILLO ALTO

Puerto Rico

CARMEN PADILLA ORTIZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled307

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ISMAEL BAGUE M.D.

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Claims Filled304

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JOSE TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled301

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

MILFORD TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled300

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

HARVEY MONTIJO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled300

ROYAL PALM BEACH

Florida

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled300

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

RAYMOND TASCH-RAMIREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled299

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ALEXANDER ALVAREZ PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled299

MIAMI

Florida

FLORENCIO DIAZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled298

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

FLORES CARABALLO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled296

UTUADO

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO MONROIG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled295

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

MARIO MALDONADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled295

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

ANDRES RAMOS CONDE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled294

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

RODOLFO CONCEPCION ROSADO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled294

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MARIA LAGO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled292

SABANA HOYOS

Puerto Rico

FERNANDO VELAZQUEZ ARROYO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JOSE SERRANO-BARRIOS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled288

QUEBRADILLAS

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL RUIZ DE LA UZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JUAN JOSE BAYRON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled287

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MARIA TIRADO OTERO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled287

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

HECTOR CORREA COLON MD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled286

GURABO

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO BERIO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled286

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

JORGE VALDESUSO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled285

SANJUAN

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled284

MANATI

Puerto Rico