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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 2015

38K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 897 of 3395

$18.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 733 of 3395

4,764
Patients

Rank: 1155 of 3395

5,047
Prescribers

Rank: 1042 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

54.6K

2011

47.9K

2012

43.6K

2013

41K

2014

38K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$18M

2011

$17.6M

2012

$17.6M

2013

$18.6M

2014

$18.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$403

2011

$490

2012

$505

2013

$458

2014

$569

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 462 3,645 $1.69M
California 572 2,919 $1.61M
Ohio 242 2,360 $1.11M
Pennsylvania 241 2,177 $916K
Michigan 188 1,526 $771K
Texas 244 1,518 $837K
Massachusetts 174 1,511 $761K
Florida 209 1,434 $772K
North Carolina 169 1,345 $675K
New Jersey 165 1,330 $611K
Illinois 133 1,120 $580K
Wisconsin 128 1,091 $579K
Virginia 117 976 $537K
Indiana 101 915 $491K
Minnesota 88 868 $419K
Georgia 130 856 $411K
Colorado 103 811 $431K
Connecticut 85 720 $366K
Washington 90 706 $377K
Maryland 76 571 $245K
Tennessee 85 569 $266K
Kentucky 68 529 $243K
Missouri 67 502 $235K
Arizona 68 484 $257K
Iowa 37 415 $181K
New Hampshire 46 412 $208K
Oregon 52 410 $219K
South Carolina 49 402 $182K
Louisiana 52 392 $199K
West Virginia 40 363 $202K
Alabama 47 329 $144K
Oklahoma 40 305 $140K
Arkansas 36 296 $130K
Rhode Island 28 284 $112K
Nebraska 33 274 $141K
Maine 30 269 $149K
Kansas 31 260 $153K
Utah 33 236 $135K
Vermont 22 235 $119K
North Dakota 16 193 $89.8K
New Mexico 33 184 $82.4K
Montana 19 164 $58.9K
Nevada 20 159 $61.4K
Mississippi 17 149 $51.9K
South Dakota 13 134 $71.2K
Delaware 17 131 $79.6K
Idaho 19 112 $63.8K
District of Columbia 11 111 $38.6K
Hawaii 14 70 $36.9K
Alaska 70 $29.2K
Wyoming 52 $27K
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

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHRISTOPHER SEARS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

TIFFIN

Ohio

GAIL FROMES NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled130

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

LUCRETIA LONG RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled124

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MICHAEL PRIVITERA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled105

CINCINNATI

Ohio

PAUL JACOBSEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled90

VANCOUVER

Washington

TIMOTHY POWELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled82

SPOKANE

Washington

BARRY GORDON DO

Neurology

Claims Filled81

HARTFORD

Connecticut

ROBERT DUCKROW MD

Neurology

Claims Filled64

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

DARIO NARRO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled62

WESLACO

Texas

IGNACIO PITA GARCIA M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled60

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH JERET MD

Neurology

Claims Filled59

ROCKVILLE CENTER

New York

RODNEY RADTKE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled59

DURHAM

North Carolina

DAVID KAUFMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled57

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

SUSAN HERMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled57

BOSTON

Massachusetts

SCOTT VANSTEEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled56

MENOMONEE FALLS

Wisconsin

ERIC GELLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled56

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

PIOTR OLEJNICZAK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled55

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

JAMES VALERIANO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled55

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

HEIDI HENNINGER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled55

SCARBOROUGH

Maine

GEORGIA MONTOURIS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled55

BOSTON

Massachusetts

JEFFREY BRITTON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled53

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

KEITH MCAVOY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled53

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

CLAUDIA SICKINGER M.D.

Psychosomatic Medicine

Claims Filled53

WHITE PLAINS

New York

SHELENE RUGGIO M.D.

Hospitalist

Claims Filled53

AUBURN

Indiana

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia