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BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) is also used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD; episodes of depression that occur in the fall and winter each year). Bupropion (Zyban) is used to help people stop smoking. Bupropion is in a class of medications called antidepressants. It works by increasing certain types of activity in the brain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

920K
Medicare Part D Claims
$109M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 163,149 $10.8M
Florida 129,706 $8.66M
New York 102,630 $6.95M
Texas 89,363 $6.14M
Ohio 76,790 $5.45M
North Carolina 61,362 $4.09M
Pennsylvania 57,512 $3.65M
Illinois 49,185 $3.31M
Georgia 48,117 $3.08M
Minnesota 46,343 $3.12M
Michigan 45,521 $3.14M
New Jersey 42,760 $3.14M
Missouri 42,604 $2.62M
Indiana 42,302 $2.75M
Tennessee 35,887 $2.29M
Puerto Rico 34,610 $1.9M
Wisconsin 31,256 $2.07M
Virginia 30,467 $2.14M
Iowa 29,119 $1.7M
Alabama 28,004 $1.65M
Kentucky 27,863 $1.72M
Louisiana 27,004 $1.58M
Massachusetts 26,046 $1.97M
Connecticut 25,884 $1.79M
South Carolina 25,240 $1.66M
Washington 23,605 $1.72M
Maryland 22,701 $1.7M
Oregon 22,211 $1.51M
Arkansas 20,630 $1.23M
Oklahoma 19,737 $1.34M
Maine 19,318 $1.41M
Arizona 19,023 $1.49M
Colorado 17,838 $1.31M
Kansas 17,120 $1.06M
Mississippi 15,079 $879K
Idaho 12,502 $808K
Nebraska 11,679 $698K
West Virginia 11,269 $739K
Utah 9,497 $699K
New Hampshire 8,650 $608K
Montana 7,155 $456K
Rhode Island 6,402 $471K
Delaware 6,364 $523K
North Dakota 6,271 $333K
South Dakota 6,066 $353K
New Mexico 5,960 $400K
Nevada 5,774 $385K
Hawaii 4,747 $362K
Vermont 4,673 $347K
Alaska 4,110 $211K
Wyoming 2,541 $167K
District of Columbia 2,135 $146K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for BUPROPION XL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JASWANT KHOKHAR MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled725

BAKERSFIELD

California

ALINA NODAL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled718

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled681

ADA

Oklahoma

HUBERTO MERAYO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled671

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MARGARITA LERMO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled605

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM FULLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled578

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

FRANCISCO RICART MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled577

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled571

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

SARABJIT SANDHU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled542

NEWPORT BEACH

California

EMILIO MANTERO ATIENZA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled482

MIAMI

Florida

JONATHAN UECKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled445

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota

UMESH MHATRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled439

LAKE CITY

Florida

CHARLES RODWELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled432

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

CESAR MATOS-MARTINEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled407

EDINBURG

Texas

RIGOBERTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled405

MIAMI

Florida

PAUL MICHELS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled405

CROOKSTON

Minnesota

ELLIOTT GRUEN DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled398

LEWISTON

Maine

ALAN WHITTERS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled390

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

ALINA VRINCEANU-HAMM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled381

PRINCETON

West Virginia

LUIS GUERRERO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled375

MIAMI

Florida

HOWARD ASKINS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled375

PASADENA

California

NELSON HERNANDEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled370

MIAMI

Florida

GRANT PIEPERGERDES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled368

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

SAID JACOB M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled366

GLENDORA

California

FERNANDO MENDEZ-VILLAMIL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled361

MIAMI

Florida