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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
LEONARD GIUNTA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

DOWNINGTOWN

Pennsylvania

DAVID SCHICKNER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled58

WACO

Texas

ORLANDO GARZA M..D.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled57

ODESSA

Texas

MICHAEL MALPASS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

ROANOKE

Virginia

OFELIA RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled57

MCALLEN

Texas

CLAUDE MCLELLAND MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled57

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

DONET MAIN DO

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled56

MACON

Missouri

ROBERT MCCLURE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

CANEYVILLE

Kentucky

JOSEPH FORSTOT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

BOCA RATON

Florida

JOSE BERRIOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

MIAMI

Florida

ESSAM ESKANDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

CHADBOURN

North Carolina

STANLEY BURLESON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

DEWITT

Arkansas

JOHN EGLI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

TOPEKA

Indiana

BERNARD SIMIERITSCH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

DOUBLE SPRINGS

Alabama

RORY EVANS MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled54

ORLANDO

Florida

AGUEDA MERCADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

NEW YORK

New York

JON COX M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

TULSA

Oklahoma

ELINA KHODZHAYEVA DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled54

BROOKLYN

New York

EDWARD BOOKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

WEST UNION

South Carolina

GARY ACKERMAN MD

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled53

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

MARCIA SNODGRASS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Womens Health

Claims Filled53

DODGE CITY

Kansas

HARRY KLEIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

OMAHA

Nebraska

ROLANDO YARRITU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

EDINBURG

Texas

JOHN HUNT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

WILLIE PENNICK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

JACKSONVILLE

Florida