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DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Depakote (divalproex) is an antiepileptic. It increases the amount of GABA, a chemical that calms nerves in the brain. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

34.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 938 of 3393

$18.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 770 of 3393

4,310
Patients

Rank: 1182 of 3393

4,627
Prescribers

Rank: 1065 of 3393

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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

47.6K

2012

43.6K

2013

41K

2014

38K

2015

34.9K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$17.6M

2012

$17.6M

2013

$18.6M

2014

$18.8M

2015

$18.8M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$2,843

2012

$3,217

2013

$3,319

2014

$3,938

2015

$4,346

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 393 3,190 $1.6M
California 463 2,524 $1.63M
Ohio 221 2,166 $1.06M
Pennsylvania 232 2,131 $970K
Texas 228 1,513 $886K
Massachusetts 162 1,481 $819K
Michigan 167 1,402 $730K
North Carolina 166 1,264 $703K
Florida 191 1,252 $722K
New Jersey 146 1,220 $634K
Illinois 122 1,057 $578K
Wisconsin 110 995 $581K
Virginia 116 973 $580K
Minnesota 83 834 $463K
Indiana 97 822 $474K
Colorado 97 754 $450K
Connecticut 110 735 $385K
Washington 83 721 $398K
Georgia 105 704 $401K
Tennessee 76 518 $267K
Kentucky 67 510 $248K
Missouri 54 493 $232K
Maryland 63 469 $205K
Arizona 61 414 $262K
West Virginia 42 395 $215K
New Hampshire 48 391 $227K
Louisiana 47 365 $185K
Iowa 35 342 $177K
Oregon 45 324 $194K
Nebraska 31 315 $159K
Oklahoma 38 308 $155K
Alabama 43 305 $133K
South Carolina 44 298 $147K
Maine 31 237 $154K
Arkansas 28 235 $119K
Rhode Island 26 228 $86.1K
Kansas 31 208 $131K
Vermont 19 192 $107K
New Mexico 28 190 $101K
Utah 27 181 $120K
Montana 23 180 $70.3K
North Dakota 13 168 $77.7K
Idaho 18 128 $68.4K
Mississippi 17 126 $56.4K
Nevada 16 114 $53.4K
Delaware 14 102 $65.8K
South Dakota 11 73 $55.1K
Alaska 62 $28.8K
Wyoming 51 $34.1K
Hawaii 12 48 $35.4K
District of Columbia 11 38 $18.1K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 Filled167

TIFFIN

Ohio

GAIL FROMES NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled126

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

LUCRETIA LONG APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled108

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MICHAEL PRIVITERA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled89

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RONALD KALCHIK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled80

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

TIMOTHY POWELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled79

SPOKANE

Washington

IGNACIO PITA GARCIA M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled77

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

ROBERT DUCKROW MD

Neurology

Claims Filled72

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

BARRY GORDON DO

Neurology

Claims Filled63

HARTFORD

Connecticut

GEORGIA MONTOURIS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled62

BOSTON

Massachusetts

CLAUDIA SICKINGER M.D.

Psychosomatic Medicine

Claims Filled61

WHITE PLAINS

New York

JAMES VALERIANO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled60

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

SCOTT VAN STEEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled58

MENOMONEE FALLS

Wisconsin

MICHAEL SAUTER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled56

PORT JEFFERSON

New York

RODNEY RADTKE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled55

DURHAM

North Carolina

STACEY PANASCI PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled55

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

BRIAN GRABERT MD

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled54

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

PUE FAROOQUE DO

Neurology

Claims Filled54

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

SANJAY GUPTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

STEUBENVILLE

Ohio

DARIO NARRO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled53

WESLACO

Texas

PAUL JACOBSEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled52

VANCOUVER

Washington

JEFFREY BRITTON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled52

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

NATHAN FOUNTAIN

Neurology

Claims Filled51

CHARLOTTESVILLE

Virginia

SHELENE RUGGIO M.D.

Hospitalist

Claims Filled51

AUBURN

Indiana

VERONICA GREENAN RN,BSN,APN-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled51

CLOSTER

New Jersey