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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 2014

277K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 460 of 3362

$5.77M
Retail Cost

Rank: 957 of 3362

37,029
Patients

Rank: 614 of 3362

25,593
Prescribers

Rank: 563 of 3362

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

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
California 4,385 31,500 $654K
New York 4,133 30,335 $632K
Illinois 1,894 17,336 $383K
Texas 2,612 16,506 $377K
Pennsylvania 1,779 14,274 $271K
Florida 2,067 13,242 $246K
Ohio 1,577 12,598 $262K
New Jersey 1,426 11,301 $194K
Michigan 1,487 9,807 $205K
Georgia 1,325 9,529 $168K
North Carolina 1,008 6,984 $154K
Missouri 825 6,100 $130K
Virginia 787 6,004 $123K
Tennessee 828 5,995 $105K
Massachusetts 762 5,886 $137K
Louisiana 850 5,390 $114K
Alabama 782 5,073 $101K
Indiana 706 5,014 $112K
Kentucky 612 5,013 $88.6K
Maryland 655 4,958 $101K
South Carolina 693 4,648 $106K
Mississippi 682 4,352 $86.2K
Wisconsin 487 4,179 $110K
Minnesota 451 3,671 $99.4K
Connecticut 494 3,504 $81.6K
Washington 450 3,111 $73.6K
Kansas 374 2,989 $63.9K
Arkansas 372 2,702 $55.2K
Arizona 403 2,511 $54.5K
Iowa 251 2,004 $46.4K
Oregon 299 1,970 $47K
Oklahoma 253 1,756 $38.4K
Colorado 242 1,585 $33.2K
West Virginia 168 1,383 $28.8K
Nevada 167 1,312 $19.6K
Rhode Island 147 1,240 $33.6K
Nebraska 150 1,225 $26.9K
South Dakota 105 1,035 $27.3K
Delaware 113 918 $18.5K
New Mexico 148 902 $20.2K
Maine 132 896 $19.6K
North Dakota 80 821 $18.8K
Utah 90 770 $15.4K
Hawaii 115 697 $19.8K
New Hampshire 92 626 $13.4K
District of Columbia 77 510 $9,795
Idaho 78 467 $11.3K
Montana 63 431 $8,708
Vermont 29 212 $5,019
Alaska 20 163 $2,312
Wyoming 24 143 $2,792
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 VALPROIC ACID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SHEPHALI PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled447

CHICAGO

Illinois

MICHAEL REINSTEIN PSYCHIATRIST

Psychiatry

Claims Filled407

SKOKIE

Illinois

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled407

TUCKER

Georgia

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled328

RIVERWOODS

Illinois

LIAN SOUNG M.D.

Claims Filled293

STOCKTON

California

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled286

DUBLIN

Georgia

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

SMYRNA

Georgia

DANIEL BUBENHEIM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled254

MC KEES ROCKS

Pennsylvania

FERNANDO OJEA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled243

CHICAGO

Illinois

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled236

FORT WORTH

Texas

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled221

LONG BEACH

California

SALVADOR COQUIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

CLINTON

New Jersey

BHARAT SHAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled219

CHICAGO

Illinois

BRIAN BRYANT ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled206

TOPEKA

Kansas

ALVIN HOLCOMB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

MELVILLE

New York

BHANUPRASAD PATEL

Family Medicine

Claims Filled201

CHICAGO

Illinois

JONG JIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled201

CHICAGO

Illinois

ROBERT COSHAREK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled196

EBENSBURG

Pennsylvania

LAURA DE BIEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled196

MIAMI

Florida

ROGER BOYCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

BROOKLYN

New York

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled188

BUFFALO

New York

ARIF HUSAIN MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled186

NAZARETH

Pennsylvania

SANJAY LODHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

FLUSHING

New York

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled183

TONGANOXIE

Kansas