Diclofenac Sodium

Generic name

Diclofenac Sodium

Covered by Medicare


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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary


Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose



Average cost per beneficiary*


  • Par Pharm.
  • Northstar Rx Ll
  • Mylan*
  • Ipg Pharmaceuti
  • Ingenus Pharmac
  • IGI Labs, Inc./
  • Hi-Tech/Akorn C
  • Gsms, Inc.
  • Glenmark Pharma
  • Fougera/Sandoz
  • Lupin Pharmaceu
  • Exelan Pharmace
  • Encube Ethicals
  • Cipla USA, Inc.
  • Carlsbad Tech
  • Cambridge Thera
  • Bluepoint Labor
  • Bausch Health U
  • Avkare*
  • Apotex Corp
  • Amneal Pharmace
  • Akorn Inc.
  • Actavis/Teva*
  • Repharm LLC
  • Rising Pharm*
  • Sola Pharmaceut
  • Taro Pharm USA
  • Sandoz*
  • Puretek Corpora
  • Sircle Laborato
  • Perrigo/Padagis

What is Diclofenac Sodium

See also Warning section. This medication is used to relieve joint pain from arthritis. Diclofenac belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. NOTE: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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*Origin of the terms and chart data used within this page: https://data.cms.gov/

Common Questions About Diclofenac Sodium

Yes, Diclofenac Sodium is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Diclofenac Sodium was $0.27.

The average dose of Diclofenac Sodium received per year is 870,723,017 units

3,129,154 Medicare beneficiaries received Diclofenac Sodium in 2021, which was a -0.05% from 2020

There were 8,379,385 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a -0.05% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $30.91

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Diclofenac Sodium was $82.76

The most expensive manufacturer of Diclofenac Sodium is Puretek Corpora

Exelan Pharmace is the least expensive manufacturer with an Average Spending Per Dosage Unit of $0.04

Cipla USA, Inc. received $86,443,785.88

The total amount spent on Diclofenac Sodium by Medicare is $258,978,903.13

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