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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). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.39M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 130 of 3395

$144M
Retail Cost

Rank: 197 of 3395

880,142
Patients

Rank: 101 of 3395

185,364
Prescribers

Rank: 129 of 3395

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81%

of people say

it's worth it

76%

of people say

it worked well

5%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.76M

2011

1.9M

2012

2.05M

2013

2.19M

2014

2.39M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$47.8M

2011

$47.9M

2012

$53.4M

2013

$102M

2014

$144M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$21

2011

$21

2012

$22

2013

$24

2014

$24

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 101,868 265,787 $12.6M
Florida 86,955 222,877 $23.5M
New York 47,146 118,649 $18.1M
Georgia 39,037 107,147 $5.85M
Texas 42,874 104,664 $12.4M
North Carolina 35,997 102,147 $2.88M
Ohio 34,409 98,657 $3.82M
Pennsylvania 33,979 96,817 $4.87M
Kentucky 28,901 86,892 $1.95M
Illinois 30,714 84,266 $6.6M
Virginia 30,131 78,569 $2.28M
Tennessee 26,776 76,220 $4.7M
South Carolina 20,915 57,823 $1.48M
Indiana 19,154 54,339 $1.73M
Missouri 16,418 52,185 $1.61M
Arizona 19,101 49,045 $1.62M
Michigan 17,545 48,226 $6.09M
Wisconsin 17,924 46,397 $2.28M
Alabama 17,090 46,309 $4.12M
Washington 16,559 43,464 $1.36M
Louisiana 15,045 40,672 $1.27M
New Jersey 15,833 39,120 $8.7M
Arkansas 11,129 37,838 $764K
Massachusetts 15,067 37,828 $1.36M
Colorado 13,722 31,897 $859K
Oklahoma 10,484 30,875 $985K
Mississippi 9,357 27,081 $722K
West Virginia 8,188 25,947 $747K
Oregon 9,815 25,248 $844K
Kansas 8,786 25,180 $522K
Iowa 7,121 23,451 $548K
Maryland 8,270 19,927 $1.1M
Minnesota 6,869 17,284 $674K
Utah 5,860 16,285 $550K
Nevada 5,116 13,611 $880K
Connecticut 5,096 12,488 $480K
Nebraska 3,084 11,349 $293K
New Mexico 4,114 11,291 $403K
Idaho 3,161 9,387 $243K
New Hampshire 3,612 9,079 $259K
Rhode Island 2,469 6,495 $174K
Maine 2,143 5,762 $180K
North Dakota 1,879 4,389 $93.7K
Delaware 1,839 4,251 $176K
Montana 1,273 3,935 $129K
Vermont 1,209 3,510 $97.2K
Hawaii 1,694 3,476 $138K
South Dakota 989 2,914 $67.8K
District of Columbia 1,130 2,715 $162K
Wyoming 855 2,306 $69.3K
Alaska 413 1,146 $35.3K
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 SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN KLOOR MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,224

BOULDER

Colorado

MATTHEW SANDERSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,174

DENVER

Colorado

DAVID CHANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,103

LOS ALTOS

California

ELLIOTT WEINGER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,090

HALLANDALE BEACH

Florida

BARRY CLARK D.O.

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled1,083

FLORENCE

South Carolina

MARK WELLEMEYER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,073

WICHITA

Kansas

JORGE HERNANDEZ RUIZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,042

PONCE

Puerto Rico

RONALD INGRAM PA

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,028

MIDLAND

Texas

RONALD BROCKMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,008

GRAND FORKS

North Dakota

RENE RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled987

MIAMI

Florida

KEVIN WIENKERS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled987

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

MAQBOOL AHMAD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled978

MARION

Illinois

RICHARD STIVERSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled956

LONE TREE

Colorado

RICHARD CAPE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled927

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

JOSEPH LEITH MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled927

ASHLAND

Kentucky

LUIS GRAU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled882

HIALEAH

Florida

HECTOR SALEMI-CASTRO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled876

EVERGREEN

Alabama

SEUNG KIM M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled873

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK FLECKNER M.D.,P.C.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled857

GARDEN CITY

New York

PANKAJKUMAR SHAH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled810

MISSION

Texas

SOLOMON LUO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled793

POTTSVILLE

Pennsylvania

JERRY OKONKWOAGUOLU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled786

LAWNDALE

California

JOSEPH CAFIERO DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled755

LYNWOOD

California

NORBERTO BAEZ M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled753

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

NELSON GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled752

MIAMI

Florida