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DEPAKOTE SPRINKLE

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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 2015

8,810
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1342 of 3395

$3.54M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1263 of 3395

1,196
Patients

Rank: 1660 of 3395

1,293
Prescribers

Rank: 1568 of 3395

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46%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

27%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

9,510

2011

8,681

2012

8,613

2013

8,811

2014

8,810

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.58M

2011

$2.66M

2012

$2.85M

2013

$3.27M

2014

$3.54M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$213

2011

$275

2012

$251

2013

$273

2014

$302

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 142 1,015 $454K
Pennsylvania 63 504 $216K
California 78 498 $175K
North Carolina 59 482 $162K
Florida 64 354 $117K
Texas 49 350 $180K
Wisconsin 70 349 $130K
Massachusetts 40 324 $205K
Ohio 45 301 $106K
Illinois 41 256 $146K
New Jersey 35 250 $86.3K
Tennessee 30 246 $84.3K
Minnesota 28 238 $110K
Michigan 29 234 $112K
Georgia 46 215 $50.8K
Indiana 26 204 $98.1K
Maryland 47 197 $43.3K
Iowa 22 186 $60.2K
Arizona 20 175 $80.3K
Maine 17 174 $74.3K
Louisiana 18 159 $70.6K
Kentucky 16 158 $61.4K
South Carolina 25 146 $31.8K
West Virginia 20 124 $37.6K
Washington 15 122 $58.5K
Virginia 18 114 $29.5K
New Hampshire 13 107 $43.7K
Connecticut 20 104 $45.7K
Nebraska 11 93 $43.2K
North Dakota 91 $34K
Colorado 11 84 $55.3K
Missouri 82 $26.6K
Kansas 80 $34.8K
Oregon 78 $27.7K
Oklahoma 11 76 $27.3K
Utah 72 $33.4K
Arkansas 68 $25.2K
Rhode Island 64 $13.8K
Idaho 50 $18.8K
District of Columbia 48 $16.3K
Delaware 46 $11K
Alabama 37 $11.3K
Montana 34 $8,118
Vermont 32 $12.9K
South Dakota 27 $7,559
Nevada 25 $11K
Mississippi 22 $8,905
Wyoming 20 $8,511
New Mexico 15 $3,176
Hawaii 11 $2,519
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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