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BUPROPION XL

BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

3.35M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 101 of 3395

$139M
Retail Cost

Rank: 202 of 3395

615,563
Patients

Rank: 129 of 3395

196,422
Prescribers

Rank: 117 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.63M

2011

2.07M

2012

2.59M

2013

2.96M

2014

3.35M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$109M

2011

$120M

2012

$114M

2013

$122M

2014

$139M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$87

2011

$120

2012

$70

2013

$76

2014

$89

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 58,545 304,391 $13.7M
New York 41,046 233,689 $9.19M
Florida 46,528 227,195 $9.33M
Texas 36,559 174,865 $7.46M
Ohio 28,470 152,876 $6.83M
North Carolina 24,972 132,097 $5.42M
Pennsylvania 23,603 130,152 $5.44M
Georgia 20,338 106,818 $4.15M
Michigan 21,918 104,177 $4.7M
Illinois 17,735 92,804 $3.94M
New Jersey 16,996 88,815 $3.68M
Indiana 15,252 78,382 $3.28M
Minnesota 14,038 77,553 $3.87M
Missouri 13,309 76,216 $3.01M
Massachusetts 13,127 74,773 $2.89M
Tennessee 14,814 74,127 $2.95M
Virginia 13,622 68,940 $2.93M
Wisconsin 12,293 66,544 $3.09M
Alabama 11,806 61,250 $2.3M
Washington 11,732 58,859 $2.74M
South Carolina 11,037 55,923 $2.15M
Kentucky 10,656 55,285 $2.16M
Connecticut 9,624 54,826 $2.19M
Louisiana 10,278 53,272 $1.93M
Maryland 11,069 52,113 $2.52M
Oregon 9,224 49,003 $2.22M
Iowa 7,810 48,922 $1.95M
Colorado 9,956 46,137 $2.39M
Arizona 9,760 43,484 $2M
Kansas 5,998 35,277 $1.39M
Arkansas 6,257 35,119 $1.23M
Oklahoma 6,779 34,083 $1.44M
Maine 6,047 33,390 $1.54M
Mississippi 5,520 29,269 $1.01M
West Virginia 4,343 24,108 $871K
Utah 4,791 23,323 $1.09M
Idaho 4,275 23,164 $977K
Nebraska 3,565 22,320 $819K
New Hampshire 3,854 21,511 $858K
New Mexico 3,204 14,640 $641K
Rhode Island 2,351 14,280 $468K
Delaware 3,134 14,253 $686K
Nevada 3,059 14,056 $567K
North Dakota 2,172 13,540 $521K
Montana 2,404 13,052 $520K
South Dakota 1,879 11,714 $468K
Vermont 2,286 11,634 $505K
Hawaii 1,371 6,786 $296K
District of Columbia 1,316 5,793 $273K
Alaska 662 5,442 $150K
Wyoming 906 4,791 $190K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 »

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Top prescribers for BUPROPION XL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARIA RODIL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled737

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

VIVIAN CHARNECO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled735

KISSIMMEE

Florida

MILAGROS ORTIZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled732

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

UMESH MHATRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled715

LAKE CITY

Florida

NILDA GARCIA SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled712

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO HERNANDO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled701

MIAMI

Florida

ERIK MEDINA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled694

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

RICHARD OWINGS M.D. P.H.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled692

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

CARMELO HERRERO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled688

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MARCO RODRIGUEZ APONTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled685

PONCE

Puerto Rico

EDNA LARACUENTE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled685

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

DAVID FLORES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled675

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

NORBERTO PELLOT M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled673

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ-ROBLES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled658

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

JOSE VAZQUEZ-MALDONADO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled653

CATANO

Puerto Rico

EDGARDO PRIETO AGOSTINI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled652

COQUAS

Puerto Rico

MANUEL GALLEGO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled647

ARCADIA

Florida

VIVIAN PASTRANA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled643

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

PAUL REDSTONE M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled636

NORTHAMPTON

Massachusetts

GRANT PIEPERGERDES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled635

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

MARGARITA LERMO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled633

MIAMI

Florida

STEFFAN WEINER MSN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled632

SIMI VALLEY

California

THOMAS EARWOOD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled626

CLINTON

Iowa

ANGELA OLOMON DO, FACN

Psychiatry

Claims Filled613

BOLIVAR

Missouri

ALI SAFDAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled598

MARION

Iowa