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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
SAJINI VARGHESE D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

CARNEYS POINT

New Jersey

FREDDY GATON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

ROBERTA

Georgia

GARNIK YEGYAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled62

GLENDALE

California

RAMESH AMIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

CONYERS

Georgia

MALACHY BROWNE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

CLINTON TWP

Michigan

JARRETT CALTRIDER APRN

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled62

BRATTLEBORO

Vermont

EYOB TESSEMA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

ENTERPRISE

Alabama

DEBRA TABOR ARNP

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled62

KISSIMMEE

Florida

DOUGLAS SAVIKKO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

EAGLE RIVER

Alaska

KRISHAN GUPTA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

JACKSON

Mississippi

JOSEPH COOLS MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

MARQUETTE

Michigan

RICHARD TORBAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

PALM DESERT

California

ANN ROMAKER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled62

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

RONALD DUEMLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled62

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

NATHAN MITKOFF M.D.

Claims Filled62

ALBANY

New York

FRANCELLE OKONGWU M.D

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

NEW BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

JOSEPH BECK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

FLOSSMOOR

Illinois

HIEP VOQUY MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled62

MODESTO

California

RAJESHREE DIMKPA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

SALISBURY

North Carolina

DARIUS NOORI M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

MOORE

Oklahoma

MARGARET ACKERMAN APN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled62

MARION

Illinois

CESAR RAMIREZ MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled62

MIAMI

Florida

LAUREN FLYNN M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled62

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CHARLES THOMAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

LANCE BULLOCK

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

GONZALES

Louisiana