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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 2015

445K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 366 of 3395

$14.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 816 of 3395

181,836
Patients

Rank: 323 of 3395

46,707
Prescribers

Rank: 422 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 14,296 30,611 $1.02M
New York 9,164 24,289 $2.33M
Texas 6,677 15,476 $572K
California 4,418 10,467 $449K
North Carolina 3,291 8,092 $291K
Ohio 3,140 7,987 $401K
Pennsylvania 2,962 7,274 $310K
Mississippi 3,045 7,205 $249K
Tennessee 3,044 7,096 $256K
Indiana 2,968 6,738 $267K
Illinois 3,130 6,711 $318K
South Carolina 3,027 6,670 $220K
Georgia 2,865 6,619 $195K
Louisiana 2,453 5,848 $222K
Michigan 2,252 5,593 $285K
Missouri 1,916 5,463 $223K
Alabama 2,243 5,290 $182K
New Jersey 2,223 5,098 $255K
Virginia 1,977 4,498 $177K
Kentucky 1,737 4,388 $186K
Arkansas 1,429 3,609 $129K
Wisconsin 1,584 3,570 $142K
Arizona 1,478 3,124 $102K
Massachusetts 1,164 2,973 $119K
Washington 1,140 2,660 $95.8K
Oklahoma 990 2,657 $111K
Iowa 1,002 2,361 $96.8K
Kansas 776 2,233 $92.8K
West Virginia 942 2,116 $89.4K
Maryland 861 2,065 $88.7K
Colorado 810 1,963 $72.1K
Nevada 693 1,675 $49.7K
Nebraska 464 1,337 $52.1K
Oregon 497 1,256 $50.9K
Minnesota 442 1,109 $54.7K
New Mexico 513 1,089 $46K
Connecticut 433 1,067 $45.4K
Utah 330 765 $30K
North Dakota 348 729 $24.7K
Maine 260 679 $29K
Idaho 233 594 $25K
Montana 195 535 $23.3K
New Hampshire 187 462 $17.2K
Delaware 224 460 $21.6K
Rhode Island 132 410 $11.7K
Hawaii 140 339 $15K
Vermont 122 312 $14.8K
Wyoming 94 212 $7,019
South Dakota 69 188 $8,797
District of Columbia 65 123 $3,817
Alaska 42 89 $2,534
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
HIRAM RIVERA MONTES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,860

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

HECTOR CASES MAYORAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,750

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

BALTAZAR RODRIGUEZ CRUZ

General Practice

Claims Filled1,492

LARES

Puerto Rico

ANTONIO DE LA CRUZ MIRANDA M.D.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled1,434

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

RAMON GERENA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,091

TOA BAJA

Puerto Rico

ERASTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled889

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

JOSE DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled774

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

ANGEL JIMENEZ MERCADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled754

QUEBRADILLAS

Puerto Rico

ARIEL ROSADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled752

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

LUIS PENA FIGUEROA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled751

DORADO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS ORRACA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled737

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JOSE IRIZARRY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled730

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL RAMIREZ-SOTO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled722

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled714

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO TREJO DERIVET M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled703

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

VICTORIA KATZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled697

BROOKLYN

New York

JOSE ACEVEDO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled681

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ANGEL ARIZMENDI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled639

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

OSCAR RAMOS M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled605

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ELLIOT MELECIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled580

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS HEREDIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled573

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

SONIA CORREA MARRA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled561

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

VICTOR POLANCO SANCHEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled548

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

EDWIN FIGUEROA DELGADO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled546

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

VICTOR DELGADO COLON M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled542

MANATI

Puerto Rico