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DICLOFENAC SODIUM

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

1.43M
Medicare Part D Claims
$54M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 251,246 $7.04M
Florida 207,000 $5.25M
New York 86,396 $2.9M
Pennsylvania 83,202 $2.3M
Georgia 79,471 $2.05M
Texas 77,318 $2.17M
Ohio 75,081 $2.33M
North Carolina 73,854 $2M
Illinois 65,519 $1.92M
Kentucky 60,915 $1.61M
Virginia 59,290 $1.62M
Tennessee 57,839 $1.58M
Puerto Rico 43,362 $972K
South Carolina 42,253 $1.15M
Michigan 42,103 $1.59M
Arizona 41,505 $1.16M
Washington 39,154 $1.16M
Missouri 38,544 $1.08M
Indiana 37,998 $1.11M
Wisconsin 35,490 $1.06M
Alabama 30,724 $879K
Massachusetts 29,604 $817K
Louisiana 28,936 $752K
New Jersey 26,677 $809K
Oklahoma 26,262 $725K
Arkansas 24,539 $620K
Oregon 23,353 $644K
Iowa 22,249 $622K
Colorado 21,175 $532K
West Virginia 20,662 $560K
Kansas 18,444 $482K
Mississippi 17,868 $469K
Minnesota 16,017 $504K
Maryland 13,951 $429K
Utah 12,987 $369K
Connecticut 10,769 $282K
New Mexico 10,691 $311K
Nebraska 10,068 $290K
Nevada 9,857 $297K
Idaho 8,166 $261K
New Hampshire 6,156 $176K
Rhode Island 5,738 $143K
Maine 5,233 $169K
Montana 3,991 $125K
South Dakota 3,560 $106K
Vermont 3,520 $112K
North Dakota 3,160 $92.3K
Hawaii 3,003 $83.7K
Delaware 2,910 $96.1K
District of Columbia 2,234 $65.4K
Wyoming 1,745 $48.6K
Alaska 684 $18.8K
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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM TEJEIRO M.D.

Orthopaedic Trauma

Claims Filled1,576

MIAMI

Florida

PAUL PETRE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled927

OAK PARK

Michigan

ELLIOTT WEINGER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled884

HALLANDALE BEACH

Florida

STAN ZINKOVSKY OTR, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled852

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

SEUNG KIM M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled824

LOS ANGELES

California

LUIS GRAU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled817

HIALEAH

Florida

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled779

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled731

GLENDALE

California

ADAM TASSIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled709

VILLE PLATTE

Louisiana

CHARLES VIRGIN MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled656

MIAMI

Florida

FLORENCIO SANCHEZ-LOPEZ MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled654

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN KLOOR

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled641

BOULDER

Colorado

TAI WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled623

SAN GABRIEL

California

RAID DOSS MD

Claims Filled616

LOS ANGELES

California

MOHAMMAD HAJIANPOUR M.D.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled597

LAUDERDALE LAKES

Florida

JAMES WENTZIEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled583

PORTLAND

Oregon

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled581

BROOKLYN

New York

RICHARD STIVERSON

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled577

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

TERRIA WINN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled570

WICHITA

Kansas

VANCE EBERLY M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled564

DOWNEY

California

ALBERTO ALONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled551

BELL

California

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled550

BROOKLYN

New York

DAVID CHANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled546

LOS ALTOS

California

FRANZ GOYZUETA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled540

NEW YORK

New York

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled535

BRONX

New York