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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
JOSEPH GILLESPIE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled73

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

GREGG GURWITZ M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled73

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MICHAEL MAY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

JONATHAN LANGSTON PAC

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

SHALLOTTE

North Carolina

MICHELLE MENDOZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

EL PASO

Texas

ROBERT FRYZEK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled70

GLENWOOD

Iowa

COY EATON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

LARRY BRASHEARS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled70

MALVERN

Arkansas

CAL GREENLAW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

CHILLICOTHE

Missouri

RANDY HEAD MD APMC

Family Medicine

Claims Filled68

MONROE

Louisiana

LARRY MIKUL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

JEMISON

Alabama

DEREK THORPE M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

Claims Filled68

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JOSE GARCIA SILVERIO M. D.

General Practice

Claims Filled67

MIAMI

Florida

GUSTAVO ARVELO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled67

KISSIMMEE

Florida

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

MIAMI

Florida

EMERSON WALLACE CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled66

SALTILLO

Mississippi

JOHN WILLIAMS MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled66

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

FELICIA JACOB M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

WINTER SPRINGS

Florida

EDWIN SCHOENENBERGER DDS

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled66

WAUKESHA

Wisconsin

URMILA MISTRY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

JUPITER

Florida

FREDERICK FLOYD D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

MISSION

Texas

GARY BERUBE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

COLUMBIA CITY

Indiana

JAMES ROSACKER M.D.

Orthopaedic Trauma

Claims Filled65

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JACK PETTIGREW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

BROWNSVILLE

Tennessee