Divalproex Sodium

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2004 - 2014

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2004 - 2014)

Rank of Top Drugs Over Time

"Rank" refers to the frequency that a given medication is prescribed within a calendar year compared to all other medications. A rank of "4" would indicate that the medication was the fourth most commonly prescribed medication.

Year Rank Change
2004 118 -
2005 122  4
2006 124  2
2007 100  24
2008 128  28
2009 99  29
Year Rank Change
2010 125  26
2011 136  11
2012 117  19
2013 119  2
2014 102  17

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2004 - 2014)

"Out-of-pocket" cost refers to the payment made by the patient (either cash price or the copay amount). This value does not include reimbursement from a third party payer (eg, Medicare or private insurance) and does not represent the total drug cost.

Usage Statistics of Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2014)
Gabapentin 39,361,473
Lamotrigine 12,705,157
Divalproex Sodium (this drug) 7,299,035
Phenytoin 4,310,314
Oxcarbazepine 4,148,661
Lithium 4,058,704
Carbamazepine 2,588,257
Primidone 972,817

Drug Synonyms

Drug synonyms are used during the sanitation and standardization process of "cleaning" the original data source (MEPS). Occassionally, brand names may be listed below that are no longer on the market or are very infrequently used.

Brand Name Synonyms
  • Depakote
  • Depakote CP
  • Depakote ER
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Divalproex Sodium

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Anti-epileptic Agent, Mood Stabilizer
Initial FDA approval date: 3/10/1983
First FDA applicant: Abbvie Inc
First dosage form: Tablet, Delayed Release (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2004-2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 17.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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