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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
LUIS RIVERA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled234

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROBERT MENESES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled233

CORNING

New York

RAMON SOSA GARCIA

General Practice

Claims Filled233

CABO ROJO

Puerto Rico

EDWIN VALENTIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled233

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

POLLY RUIZ SANTIAGO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled232

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

JORGE RIVERA VARGAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled232

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

WALDEMAR RIVERA JIMENEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled231

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

MAYRA BREA PEREZ M.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled231

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

MARCOS PARRILLA RIOS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled230

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

YOLANDA SIERRA QUINONES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled229

TOA BAJA

Puerto Rico

DAVID HEAL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled226

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

MARCO PEREZ TORO MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled226

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOSE AYALA-CUERVOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled226

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ALBERTO SASTRE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled226

CIALES

Puerto Rico

EDWIN OLMEDA MORALES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled225

HATILLO

Puerto Rico

RICARDO CANALS MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled224

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ANDRES RAMOS CONDE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled224

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

IVAN ROSICH CAPO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled223

LAS PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

MARIA ECHEVARRIA CARDONA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled223

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL STONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled223

CHESTER

South Carolina

OCTAVIO RAMIREZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled220

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MANUEL GUERRERO-JIMENEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled220

CATANO

Puerto Rico

LUIS DIAZ M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled220

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

RUBEN SANTIAGO-LUGO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico