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DEPAKOTE SPRINKLE

DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Depacon (Valproate, Valproic Acid, Or Divalproex) is an antiepileptic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works. It seems to increase the amount of GABA, a chemical that calms nerves in the brain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Depakote

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

8,811
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1234 of 3362

$3.27M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1038 of 3362

1,191
Patients

Rank: 1346 of 3362

1,259
Prescribers

Rank: 1334 of 3362

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46%

of people say

it's worth it

38%

of people say

it worked well

26%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 148 1,008 $434K
Pennsylvania 73 539 $221K
North Carolina 47 513 $155K
California 71 432 $153K
Wisconsin 72 410 $139K
Texas 56 365 $165K
Massachusetts 36 340 $189K
Ohio 45 319 $104K
Tennessee 28 293 $80.9K
Florida 44 283 $95.2K
Illinois 35 272 $136K
New Jersey 36 236 $81.1K
Minnesota 22 229 $95.2K
Georgia 34 212 $47.8K
Virginia 18 212 $39.4K
Maryland 37 201 $44K
Indiana 37 193 $81.8K
Michigan 30 191 $92.1K
Iowa 22 183 $54.4K
Louisiana 23 161 $64.3K
Maine 17 161 $54K
Washington 24 155 $55K
Kentucky 18 151 $60.4K
South Carolina 27 143 $29.5K
Connecticut 16 131 $46.9K
Arizona 18 126 $53.3K
Missouri 11 121 $39.5K
West Virginia 16 111 $40K
New Hampshire 13 109 $52K
Nebraska 13 107 $37.7K
North Dakota 75 $27.9K
Utah 73 $29.2K
Oklahoma 11 72 $26.3K
Oregon 15 69 $24.6K
Kansas 66 $24.1K
Arkansas 63 $21.4K
Idaho 62 $18.7K
Colorado 61 $39.5K
Delaware 45 $10.1K
Alabama 39 $9,041
Rhode Island 38 $3,270
Vermont 37 $12.2K
District of Columbia 26 $16.3K
Montana 25 $6,372
Mississippi 23 $9,341
Hawaii 19 $8,279
South Dakota 19 $6,046
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 »

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