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VALPROIC ACID (AS SODIUM SALT)

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

1,878
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1873 of 3362

$1.43M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1413 of 3362

247
Patients

Rank: 2083 of 3362

293
Prescribers

Rank: 2043 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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,900

2011

1,843

2012

1,829

2013

1,878

2014

1,920

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.08M

2011

$1.14M

2012

$1.25M

2013

$1.43M

2014

$1.61M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$364

2011

$453

2012

$276

2013

$390

2014

$390

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 32 212 $153K
Ohio 16 194 $104K
New York 28 193 $195K
Pennsylvania 17 168 $122K
New Jersey 12 103 $73.1K
California 16 92 $97.6K
Louisiana 86 $74.1K
Michigan 69 $38.3K
North Carolina 12 67 $46.5K
Illinois 63 $41.2K
Virginia 57 $42.2K
Alabama 45 $30.8K
Massachusetts 40 $27K
Maryland 39 $24.1K
Connecticut 38 $36.8K
Wisconsin 31 $21.1K
Arizona 29 $25K
Indiana 28 $33.8K
South Carolina 25 $26.5K
West Virginia 22 $20.5K
Florida 21 $19.8K
Oklahoma 20 $11.9K
Colorado 18 $12.9K
District of Columbia 17 $24.8K
Hawaii 17 $11.2K
New Hampshire 17 $7,144
Georgia 14 $6,047
Kansas 13 $9,034
Arkansas 13 $10.3K
Maine 12 $10.1K
Mississippi 11 $12.8K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for DEPAKENE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT FOLDVARY M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled64

DEFIANCE

Ohio