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DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER

DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Voltaren (Diclofenac Sodium) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It blocks the inflammation process in your body, which relieves swelling and pain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Diclofenac sodium

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

190K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 540 of 3362

$5.14M
Retail Cost

Rank: 990 of 3362

63,615
Patients

Rank: 495 of 3362

27,903
Prescribers

Rank: 532 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

164K

2011

173K

2012

181K

2013

190K

2014

195K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.15M

2011

$6.3M

2012

$5.93M

2013

$5.14M

2014

$4.64M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$31

2011

$30

2012

$30

2013

$27

2014

$26

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 7,817 25,508 $529K
New York 8,621 23,424 $690K
California 3,312 10,080 $306K
Texas 3,205 8,756 $304K
Ohio 2,389 6,920 $266K
Pennsylvania 1,929 6,093 $172K
New Jersey 2,454 6,077 $155K
North Carolina 1,815 5,998 $150K
Illinois 1,846 5,987 $161K
Michigan 1,711 5,360 $196K
Virginia 1,534 4,460 $120K
Indiana 1,356 4,336 $136K
South Carolina 1,265 4,330 $104K
Tennessee 1,273 4,135 $115K
Georgia 1,099 3,828 $100K
Alabama 951 3,389 $88.8K
Kentucky 795 3,058 $91.2K
Washington 779 2,436 $60.3K
Maryland 938 2,383 $60.3K
Missouri 531 2,192 $57.3K
Louisiana 649 2,081 $56.2K
Massachusetts 647 1,916 $49.3K
Arizona 657 1,887 $52.6K
Connecticut 626 1,846 $41.5K
Arkansas 525 1,771 $38.8K
Oklahoma 464 1,744 $53.3K
Mississippi 391 1,651 $39.1K
Oregon 464 1,512 $44.8K
Wisconsin 381 1,436 $45.2K
Colorado 386 1,196 $34.3K
Utah 328 1,194 $33.5K
Kansas 321 1,138 $31K
West Virginia 275 1,097 $31.9K
Minnesota 308 993 $33.8K
Iowa 203 776 $22.9K
Nebraska 206 767 $22.6K
Idaho 228 760 $27.1K
Nevada 259 748 $20.5K
New Mexico 212 669 $19.8K
District of Columbia 199 603 $12.2K
Montana 129 501 $13.3K
Maine 141 483 $17.5K
Delaware 152 441 $16K
New Hampshire 156 384 $10.7K
Alaska 193 324 $6,221
South Dakota 53 269 $8,715
Rhode Island 63 253 $8,231
Hawaii 88 220 $4,986
Vermont 84 193 $4,924
North Dakota 61 178 $5,564
Wyoming 40 168 $4,617
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FAUSTO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled624

BRONX

New York

ROBERT DASILVA M.D.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled575

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

WILLIAM TEJEIRO M.D.

Orthopaedic Trauma

Claims Filled571

MIAMI

Florida

CHRISTOPHER COCCIA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled479

CULLMAN

Alabama

AMADO VIERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled476

HIALEAH

Florida

BENNY OGOREK D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Primary Podiatric Medicine

Claims Filled462

BROOKLYN

New York

CARLOS CARRION

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled457

MANATI

Puerto Rico

THOMAS GALISIN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled444

TARBORO

North Carolina

PEDRO ARRAZOLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled398

MCALLEN

Texas

FRANCISCO FONTANET MD

Specialist

Claims Filled395

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

LUIS GONZALEZ-INGLES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

FREDERICK FONT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled337

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ALBERTO ABREU-RIVERA M.D. FAMILY PHYSICIA

Specialist

Claims Filled332

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JUAN RODRIGUEZ MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled323

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

BRYAN ELZHOLZ MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled302

BRONX

New York

HERBERT BIEL MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled290

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

EDGAR RAMOS MENDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled288

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

MORGANA TOGLIA APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled285

BROOKLYN

New York

FRIDA GOLDIN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled268

BROOKLYN

New York

CURIS MINA M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

Claims Filled267

PALMER

Alaska

HODA ABDELAZIZ FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled266

BROOKLYN

New York

TOMAS TALAVERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled261

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

HECTOR DELGADO

General Practice

Claims Filled259

CIALES

Puerto Rico

JOSE QUILES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled248

SANTA ISABEL

Puerto Rico

JOHN YEZERSKI MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled244

MURRAY

Kentucky