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DEPAKOTE

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

41K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 881 of 3362

$18.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 655 of 3362

5,592
Patients

Rank: 1082 of 3362

5,771
Prescribers

Rank: 991 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 539 3,944 $1.69M
California 636 3,303 $1.67M
Ohio 282 2,551 $1.11M
Pennsylvania 347 2,485 $953K
Florida 262 1,670 $757K
Michigan 216 1,623 $776K
Massachusetts 191 1,612 $731K
Texas 276 1,504 $773K
New Jersey 161 1,426 $608K
North Carolina 186 1,399 $666K
Illinois 163 1,159 $572K
Wisconsin 132 1,141 $587K
Virginia 145 1,101 $540K
Georgia 166 975 $403K
Indiana 129 970 $499K
Minnesota 94 890 $390K
Colorado 105 831 $396K
Washington 92 786 $358K
Connecticut 96 780 $367K
Kentucky 81 597 $240K
Tennessee 96 594 $261K
Missouri 74 584 $242K
Maryland 84 576 $250K
Oregon 72 513 $254K
Arizona 72 487 $230K
South Carolina 70 448 $174K
Iowa 53 410 $165K
Louisiana 63 398 $178K
New Hampshire 48 384 $184K
Alabama 61 370 $167K
Oklahoma 63 368 $153K
West Virginia 60 359 $182K
Maine 43 348 $160K
Kansas 35 335 $164K
Nebraska 34 291 $141K
Rhode Island 30 284 $95.8K
Utah 33 270 $138K
Arkansas 32 239 $91.9K
North Dakota 21 237 $89.9K
Vermont 29 236 $112K
New Mexico 29 197 $74.1K
Nevada 20 179 $70.3K
Montana 22 161 $55.1K
District of Columbia 15 150 $47.7K
Mississippi 27 143 $54.7K
Delaware 21 122 $62.2K
South Dakota 16 115 $66.5K
Idaho 26 113 $61.5K
Hawaii 18 70 $32.5K
Wyoming 13 62 $37.5K
Alaska 62 $26.7K
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

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LUCRETIA LONG RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled145

COLUMBUS

Ohio

PAUL JACOBSEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled128

VANCOUVER

Washington

CHRISTOPHER SEARS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

TIFFIN

Ohio

MICHAEL PRIVITERA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled102

CINCINNATI

Ohio

IVAN OSORIO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled81

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

ROBERT DUCKROW MD

Neurology

Claims Filled81

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

JOSEPH JERET MD

Neurology

Claims Filled75

ROCKVILLE CENTER

New York

SUSAN HERMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled74

BOSTON

Massachusetts

HEIDI HENNINGER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled72

SCARBOROUGH

Maine

BARRY GORDON DO

Neurology

Claims Filled71

HARTFORD

Connecticut

IGNACIO PITA GARCIA M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled70

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

JESS COLLINS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled64

CLIFTON PARK

New York

LAURA BUCK N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled62

PATCHOGUE

New York

ROBERT KNAPP MD

Neurology

Claims Filled62

CANANDAIGUA

New York

SCOTT VANSTEEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled60

MENOMONEE FALLS

Wisconsin

ERIC GELLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled59

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

JAMES VALERIANO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled59

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

EDWIN JENSEN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

WOODBINE

New Jersey

LAURA FOLLETT PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled57

CHAMPLIN

Minnesota

SHARMALIE SARVANANDA M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

SANDUSKY

Michigan

LINDA SELWA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled56

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

JOHN WOJCIK PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled56

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

CLAUDIA SICKINGER M.D.

Psychosomatic Medicine

Claims Filled56

WHITE PLAINS

New York

DIPAKKUMAR AMIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

TIFFIN

Ohio

AMY KODRIK D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled55

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan