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DEPAKOTE ER

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

56.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 793 of 3362

$21.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 615 of 3362

7,262
Patients

Rank: 1010 of 3362

6,834
Prescribers

Rank: 937 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 644 5,218 $1.94M
Texas 630 3,936 $1.62M
California 585 3,362 $1.31M
Pennsylvania 356 3,044 $1.16M
Ohio 349 3,016 $1.16M
North Carolina 352 2,952 $1.17M
Florida 389 2,514 $962K
New Jersey 240 1,988 $677K
Illinois 245 1,880 $715K
Wisconsin 185 1,803 $730K
Michigan 244 1,792 $785K
Massachusetts 180 1,568 $618K
Georgia 203 1,404 $577K
Louisiana 170 1,403 $479K
Virginia 159 1,380 $508K
Tennessee 177 1,376 $561K
Minnesota 144 1,349 $517K
Indiana 153 1,238 $453K
Iowa 140 990 $358K
South Carolina 133 955 $331K
Missouri 121 892 $362K
Connecticut 105 787 $312K
Arizona 113 735 $284K
Colorado 103 706 $282K
Washington 90 663 $255K
Alabama 102 637 $272K
Maryland 88 629 $276K
Kentucky 92 594 $260K
Arkansas 63 547 $195K
Nebraska 64 538 $227K
Utah 53 532 $169K
Maine 63 514 $206K
Oregon 63 509 $192K
Idaho 53 489 $155K
Kansas 56 441 $201K
Mississippi 48 423 $120K
New Hampshire 53 403 $173K
North Dakota 30 316 $122K
Delaware 38 258 $110K
West Virginia 30 256 $88.3K
Hawaii 34 245 $67.8K
District of Columbia 13 238 $40.5K
Oklahoma 62 237 $107K
Rhode Island 24 221 $68.4K
New Mexico 34 166 $62K
Nevada 24 149 $50.3K
Alaska 24 133 $16K
South Dakota 13 129 $59.2K
Vermont 16 127 $56.1K
Montana 11 103 $35.6K
Wyoming 42 $18K
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 DEPAKOTE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GEORGIA MONTOURIS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled206

BOSTON

Massachusetts

MICHAEL SHERER M.D.

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Claims Filled189

FAIRFAX

Virginia

JOSEPH JERET MD

Neurology

Claims Filled167

ROCKVILLE CENTER

New York

CECILIA CHUKWU M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled156

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

ERIC GELLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled152

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

CHARLES UGOKWE M.D.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled140

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

ENRIQUE SERRANO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled136

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD ANDREWS M.D.

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled129

OMAHA

Nebraska

MARK BEJ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled127

SHEFFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

DAVID MOORE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled123

AMES

Iowa

REBECCA SPIEGEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled123

EAST SETAUKET

New York

WILLIAM BOOKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

CLARKSDALE

Mississippi

HEIDI HENNINGER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled109

SCARBOROUGH

Maine

JOAN DEAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled109

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

JOSEPH POOLE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled106

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

PHILIP LEONARD M.D,

Neurology

Claims Filled104

AUSTIN

Texas

ROBERT WECHSLER MD, PHD, FAAN

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled100

BOISE

Idaho

LUCRETIA LONG RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled97

COLUMBUS

Ohio

AAMER HABIB MD

Neurology

Claims Filled97

CHAMPAIGN

Illinois

LAURENCE PRIMACK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled97

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

MARLISE FREY CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled96

CHICAGO

Illinois

KATHY ENGLAND N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled95

ROCHESTER

New York

JOHN TOWBIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled91

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

NAOMI ARENSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled90

WAUSAU

Wisconsin

LAWRENCE GREEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled90

NAMPA

Idaho