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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 2015

51.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 822 of 3395

$21.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 683 of 3395

6,392
Patients

Rank: 1062 of 3395

6,220
Prescribers

Rank: 974 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

76.2K

2011

65.6K

2012

59.9K

2013

56.8K

2014

51.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$21.1M

2011

$20.2M

2012

$20.2M

2013

$21.8M

2014

$21.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$394

2011

$462

2012

$481

2013

$489

2014

$539

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 571 4,753 $1.94M
Texas 522 3,587 $1.6M
California 519 3,132 $1.32M
Pennsylvania 322 2,866 $1.17M
Ohio 333 2,806 $1.23M
North Carolina 328 2,628 $1.15M
Florida 343 2,280 $957K
New Jersey 231 1,840 $673K
Illinois 214 1,737 $680K
Michigan 217 1,580 $738K
Wisconsin 157 1,539 $708K
Massachusetts 163 1,433 $596K
Tennessee 175 1,250 $581K
Louisiana 147 1,224 $455K
Minnesota 137 1,214 $554K
Georgia 169 1,161 $500K
Indiana 150 1,160 $467K
Virginia 150 1,140 $465K
Iowa 125 1,000 $388K
South Carolina 99 747 $307K
Missouri 101 746 $315K
Arizona 97 703 $297K
Washington 78 677 $278K
Connecticut 79 645 $287K
Kentucky 81 625 $273K
Maryland 86 604 $277K
Colorado 89 594 $249K
Nebraska 54 542 $234K
Alabama 79 530 $255K
Utah 49 498 $160K
New Hampshire 50 468 $203K
Oregon 54 453 $159K
Maine 63 452 $218K
Idaho 46 443 $167K
Arkansas 61 431 $168K
Kansas 50 423 $203K
Mississippi 36 366 $122K
North Dakota 25 306 $138K
Oklahoma 43 244 $118K
West Virginia 27 228 $94.2K
District of Columbia 15 222 $42.3K
Rhode Island 24 221 $70.3K
Delaware 32 214 $101K
New Mexico 29 182 $61.2K
Vermont 19 169 $78.5K
Hawaii 19 167 $60.1K
Nevada 23 133 $52.9K
South Dakota 14 129 $53.5K
Montana 11 108 $38K
Wyoming 13 $4,263
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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Top prescribers for DEPAKOTE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GEORGIA MONTOURIS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled227

BOSTON

Massachusetts

DAVID MOORE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled193

AMES

Iowa

ENRIQUE SERRANO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled176

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEPH JERET MD

Neurology

Claims Filled172

ROCKVILLE CENTER

New York

PATRICIA ROGERS NP

Neurology

Claims Filled156

ROCHESTER

New York

JOAN DEAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled141

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

MARK BEJ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled126

SHEFFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

ERIC GELLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled118

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

RICHARD ANDREWS M.D.

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled115

OMAHA

Nebraska

MICHAEL SHERER M.D.

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Claims Filled114

FAIRFAX

Virginia

DEBORAH ZIELINSKI CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled100

CHICAGO

Illinois

ANDREW BECKER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled97

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

JIM VAN ZANT RN,CS

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled95

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

LUCRETIA LONG RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled95

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ULLA LAAKSO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled91

NEW YORK

New York

ANTOANETA BALABANOV MD

Neurology

Claims Filled91

CHICAGO

Illinois

SURINDER SINGH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled91

STEUBENVILLE

Ohio

CHARLES UGOKWE M.D.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled90

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

HEIDI HENNINGER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled90

SCARBOROUGH

Maine

REBECCA SPIEGEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled89

EAST SETAUKET

New York

ROBERT WECHSLER MD, PHD, FAAN

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled89

BOISE

Idaho

KAREN SECORE APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled88

LEBANON

New Hampshire

PATRICIA COOK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled87

METAIRIE

Louisiana

LISA TRICKEY PA C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled84

WATERTOWN

New York

IGNACIO PITA GARCIA M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled82

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico