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DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Also used to treat the manic phase of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness) and to prevent migraine headaches. Belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.96M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 153 of 3238

$200M
Retail Cost

Rank: 119 of 3238

270,049
Patients

Rank: 242 of 3238

105,412
Prescribers

Rank: 224 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 22,601 155,774 $16.5M
New York 18,477 135,760 $14M
Texas 20,317 122,278 $12.9M
Pennsylvania 13,041 98,789 $9.94M
Ohio 12,795 94,352 $9.7M
Florida 16,398 91,680 $8.51M
Illinois 10,589 80,333 $7.59M
Michigan 11,063 73,063 $7.86M
North Carolina 10,812 72,691 $7.62M
New Jersey 8,037 62,465 $6.25M
Missouri 7,655 57,626 $5.81M
Georgia 8,773 53,976 $5.59M
Massachusetts 6,831 50,920 $5.35M
Indiana 6,849 48,907 $5.32M
Wisconsin 5,978 47,141 $5.15M
Tennessee 7,535 45,800 $4.23M
Minnesota 5,482 44,677 $5.15M
Louisiana 6,155 41,754 $4.42M
Virginia 5,967 39,602 $4.06M
Alabama 5,990 38,159 $3.52M
Arizona 5,389 37,854 $3.44M
South Carolina 5,601 36,731 $3.95M
Kentucky 5,271 34,467 $3.79M
Connecticut 4,010 31,871 $3.13M
Washington 4,090 28,934 $2.9M
Iowa 3,113 26,403 $2.84M
Arkansas 3,493 24,734 $2.73M
Kansas 3,252 24,508 $2.58M
Maryland 3,756 23,924 $2.28M
Colorado 2,918 19,399 $1.93M
Mississippi 3,058 18,492 $1.91M
Oregon 2,518 18,246 $1.9M
Oklahoma 2,602 16,927 $1.58M
Nebraska 1,951 14,968 $1.53M
West Virginia 2,007 13,557 $1.35M
Maine 1,814 13,405 $1.45M
Utah 1,606 11,630 $1.19M
Nevada 2,051 11,110 $1.04M
New Mexico 1,742 10,397 $1.04M
New Hampshire 1,288 9,354 $870K
Idaho 1,143 8,073 $814K
Rhode Island 971 7,179 $682K
Hawaii 941 6,770 $647K
Delaware 939 6,336 $652K
North Dakota 687 5,373 $618K
South Dakota 668 5,369 $581K
Vermont 698 5,016 $564K
Alaska 322 3,766 $218K
Montana 502 3,247 $344K
District of Columbia 499 2,337 $242K
Wyoming 289 1,865 $187K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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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Top prescribers for DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
STEVEN MACINA DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled532

HUNTINGTON BEACH

California

ROBERT LEBOW M.D.,

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled532

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JOHN ALLEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled531

LA MESA

California

GEETHA AAKALU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled528

MONTICELLO

New York

RUBEN BRAVO VALVERDE MD

Claims Filled528

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

HON CHAN DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled525

TAYLOR

Michigan

JEFFREY SCHLUETER D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled521

JOSHUA

Texas

FERNANDO GONZALES-PORTILLO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled519

KISSIMMEE

Florida

FRANK FORSTHOEFEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled518

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

ANITA LINDER

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled517

COLA

South Carolina

STEVEN LENES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled515

SUMMERVILLE

South Carolina

DAVID KRAFT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled512

NORTHAMPTON

Massachusetts

ROBERTO GRATIANNE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled512

CHULA VISTA

California

LAMBERTO TAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled512

BAYVILLE

New Jersey

JANAK MEHTANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled505

SACRAMENTO

California

MICHAEL LISIAK MD

Claims Filled496

ATASCADERO

California

YAROSLAV KUSHNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled496

CHULA VISTA

California

TIMOTHY THOMPSON DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled495

WENTZVILLE

Missouri

RAMON SANCHEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled493

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

LUIS ORTEGA M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled492

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ANNA O'KINSKY

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled490

WESTAMPTON

New Jersey

RASHID PERVEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled490

MANSFIELD

Ohio

STEPHEN GRELECKI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled490

ELIZABETH

New Jersey

RAO VALLABHANENI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled489

PONTIAC

Michigan

LINDA KOLLROSS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled488

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin