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DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.99M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 152 of 3362

$357M
Retail Cost

Rank: 75 of 3362

275,665
Patients

Rank: 246 of 3362

108,550
Prescribers

Rank: 234 of 3362

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 23,244 159,016 $29.4M
New York 19,497 141,990 $24.4M
Texas 20,249 122,889 $22.9M
Pennsylvania 13,499 100,980 $17.6M
Ohio 12,925 97,029 $17.4M
Florida 16,912 93,150 $16.7M
Illinois 11,089 82,620 $14.4M
North Carolina 10,997 74,352 $13.5M
Michigan 11,051 73,050 $14.2M
New Jersey 8,200 64,072 $11.1M
Missouri 7,517 56,741 $9.9M
Georgia 8,703 56,544 $9.53M
Massachusetts 7,348 54,143 $10.1M
Indiana 6,938 48,502 $8.85M
Wisconsin 5,990 47,543 $9.25M
Tennessee 7,330 45,189 $7.56M
Minnesota 5,495 44,884 $9.17M
Louisiana 6,210 42,198 $7.72M
South Carolina 5,934 39,183 $6.84M
Virginia 5,991 38,661 $6.94M
Arizona 5,707 37,906 $6.15M
Alabama 5,963 36,817 $6.13M
Kentucky 5,112 32,567 $6.08M
Connecticut 4,125 31,552 $5.63M
Washington 4,216 29,285 $5.32M
Maryland 4,010 25,446 $4.29M
Iowa 3,073 25,443 $4.88M
Kansas 3,212 23,729 $4.21M
Arkansas 3,364 23,726 $4.54M
Colorado 3,064 20,196 $3.77M
Mississippi 3,170 19,430 $3.46M
Oregon 2,674 18,898 $3.6M
Oklahoma 2,636 16,093 $2.74M
Nebraska 1,957 15,749 $2.83M
West Virginia 2,139 13,564 $2.38M
Maine 1,833 13,261 $2.71M
Nevada 2,142 11,960 $2.12M
Utah 1,577 10,899 $1.99M
New Mexico 1,798 10,516 $1.86M
New Hampshire 1,414 10,421 $1.67M
Idaho 1,202 8,301 $1.49M
Rhode Island 1,070 7,964 $1.39M
Delaware 958 6,908 $1.25M
Hawaii 865 6,377 $1.06M
North Dakota 707 5,616 $1.12M
South Dakota 620 5,160 $946K
Vermont 766 5,155 $1.12M
Alaska 334 4,073 $398K
Montana 553 3,552 $636K
District of Columbia 528 2,545 $433K
Wyoming 291 1,689 $315K
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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Top prescribers for DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FESTUS UZOKWE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled501

HOUSTON

Texas

RAMON GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled501

SACRAMENTO

California

JAWEED HUSAIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled499

BROOKLYN

New York

STEPHEN GRELECKI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled498

ELIZABETH

New Jersey

JEFFREY SCHLUETER D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled496

FT WORTH

Texas

HERBERT VANDENBERG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled492

RUSTON

Louisiana

GEETHA PALADUGU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled490

REDLANDS

California

TWILA PEARSON APNP, PH.D

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled489

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

RICHARD GRANT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled486

ATTALLA

Alabama

JOHN ALLEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled483

LA MESA

California

ANNE ALBIEZ NURSE PRACTITIONER

Claims Filled483

BRICK

New Jersey

FRANCISCO PARRA MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled480

MANATI

Puerto Rico

UMESH MHATRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled479

LAKE CITY

Florida

ELIZABETH MCCUSKER-HUNT CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claims Filled478

DANVERS

Massachusetts

CHARLES RODWELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled469

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JOSE GAMBOA MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled469

ANAHEIM

California

YAROSLAV KUSHNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled468

CHULA VISTA

California

ALI IBRAHIM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled467

SAGINAW

Michigan

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled462

RIVERWOODS

Illinois

DEANNA DICKENS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled461

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

LUIS ORTEGA M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled460

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

MUTHIAH SABANAYAGAM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled460

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

NOEL GARCHITORENA MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled459

CUDAHY

Wisconsin

AMARILIS CORCHADO PEREZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled457

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

ROBERT WHITEHOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled456

RICHMOND HTS

Ohio