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VALPROIC ACID

VALPROIC ACID (AS SODIUM SALT)

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

275K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 470 of 3395

$6.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1084 of 3395

37,273
Patients

Rank: 608 of 3395

26,434
Prescribers

Rank: 547 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

269K

2011

272K

2012

276K

2013

277K

2014

275K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.78M

2011

$6.79M

2012

$6.62M

2013

$5.77M

2014

$6.21M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$37

2011

$38

2012

$38

2013

$36

2014

$38

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 4,335 30,674 $691K
New York 4,138 30,485 $707K
Texas 2,644 17,016 $424K
Illinois 1,955 16,953 $384K
Pennsylvania 1,711 14,088 $287K
Florida 2,180 13,883 $269K
Ohio 1,560 12,134 $275K
New Jersey 1,432 11,211 $209K
Michigan 1,511 9,415 $222K
Georgia 1,227 8,921 $171K
North Carolina 1,051 6,783 $156K
Tennessee 895 6,189 $130K
Virginia 818 6,145 $137K
Massachusetts 868 6,100 $154K
Missouri 788 5,759 $121K
Louisiana 838 5,432 $127K
Maryland 719 5,099 $116K
Kentucky 635 5,032 $106K
South Carolina 717 4,959 $127K
Indiana 715 4,832 $123K
Alabama 752 4,740 $99K
Mississippi 682 4,459 $103K
Wisconsin 512 4,215 $112K
Minnesota 452 3,659 $92.8K
Connecticut 523 3,539 $90.1K
Washington 473 3,278 $85.9K
Kansas 365 2,981 $61.7K
Arkansas 372 2,647 $64.8K
Arizona 451 2,601 $62.6K
Iowa 242 1,938 $42.9K
Oregon 288 1,903 $52.5K
Oklahoma 244 1,830 $38.5K
Colorado 233 1,585 $35.7K
West Virginia 169 1,366 $31.5K
Nevada 178 1,185 $17.7K
Rhode Island 137 1,105 $30.6K
Nebraska 142 1,102 $23.2K
South Dakota 95 935 $22.4K
New Mexico 148 868 $17K
North Dakota 80 815 $17.4K
Maine 120 788 $27.5K
New Hampshire 100 787 $20.5K
Delaware 102 774 $17.2K
Utah 82 717 $15.5K
Hawaii 106 664 $19.7K
Idaho 66 512 $13.5K
District of Columbia 77 490 $10.7K
Montana 63 414 $6,732
Wyoming 22 192 $3,586
Vermont 34 190 $3,997
Alaska 23 164 $3,534
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 »

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Top prescribers for VALPROIC ACID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled410

RIVERWOODS

Illinois

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled371

TUCKER

Georgia

JONG JIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled325

CHICAGO

Illinois

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled311

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

LIAN SOUNG M.D.

Claims Filled306

STOCKTON

California

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled302

SMYRNA

Georgia

SHEPHALI PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled300

CHICAGO

Illinois

HAMLET HASSAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled285

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled258

DUBLIN

Georgia

SANJAY LODHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

FLUSHING

New York

ALVIN HOLCOMB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

MELVILLE

New York

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

FORT WORTH

Texas

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled226

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DANIEL BUBENHEIM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled225

MC KEES ROCKS

Pennsylvania

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled224

LONG BEACH

California

BHARAT SHAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled220

CHICAGO

Illinois

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled214

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled212

WESTLAND

Michigan

LAWRENCE DREXLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled204

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

SALVADOR COQUIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

CLINTON

New Jersey

CHARLES SILBERBERG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

SPRING VALLEY

New York

ROLAND CREVECOEUR M.D

Pediatrics

Claims Filled190

HOLLIDAYSBURG

Pennsylvania

FERNANDO OJEA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

CHICAGO

Illinois

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled189

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio