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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

2.59M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 118 of 3238

$114M
Retail Cost

Rank: 192 of 3238

470,840
Patients

Rank: 149 of 3238

171,094
Prescribers

Rank: 134 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 46,112 246,797 $12M
New York 32,273 183,974 $7.79M
Florida 37,031 183,485 $7.67M
Texas 27,891 135,331 $6.24M
Ohio 21,748 117,291 $5.27M
North Carolina 19,413 104,021 $4.46M
Pennsylvania 17,725 99,866 $4.21M
Michigan 17,281 83,978 $4.07M
Georgia 15,253 79,116 $3.24M
New Jersey 13,709 72,883 $3.17M
Illinois 12,767 67,478 $3.08M
Minnesota 10,847 62,338 $3.19M
Indiana 11,806 62,098 $2.7M
Missouri 10,256 60,275 $2.44M
Tennessee 11,206 56,419 $2.4M
Massachusetts 9,202 51,827 $2.25M
Virginia 10,104 51,285 $2.31M
Wisconsin 8,945 50,899 $2.37M
Alabama 9,385 50,283 $1.94M
Kentucky 8,234 43,195 $1.84M
Connecticut 7,213 42,105 $1.72M
Louisiana 8,039 41,822 $1.83M
Washington 8,078 40,967 $1.89M
Iowa 6,039 40,207 $1.62M
South Carolina 7,531 38,323 $1.74M
Maryland 7,694 36,933 $1.8M
Oregon 6,660 36,064 $1.71M
Colorado 6,610 31,601 $1.77M
Maine 5,310 30,408 $1.29M
Arizona 6,589 29,213 $1.41M
Arkansas 5,084 28,466 $1.18M
Oklahoma 5,250 27,336 $1.16M
Kansas 4,635 27,035 $1.14M
Mississippi 4,169 21,882 $877K
West Virginia 3,477 18,958 $755K
Idaho 3,181 18,440 $787K
Utah 3,348 17,689 $770K
Nebraska 2,737 17,403 $676K
New Hampshire 2,743 15,566 $649K
Delaware 2,531 11,805 $581K
Montana 1,820 10,970 $434K
Rhode Island 1,744 10,787 $424K
North Dakota 1,627 10,227 $400K
New Mexico 2,181 10,027 $513K
South Dakota 1,490 9,919 $412K
Nevada 2,073 9,545 $421K
Vermont 1,565 8,294 $368K
Hawaii 1,194 6,639 $283K
Alaska 620 4,716 $140K
District of Columbia 964 4,418 $216K
Wyoming 599 3,230 $128K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
BERNARDO GARCIA-GRANDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled475

MIAMI

Florida

VALENTINA DOUMANIAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled474

WATERLOO

Iowa

ELLIOTT GRUEN DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled473

LEWISTON

Maine

VIVIAN PASTRANA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled472

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

MARK ZIEBARTH PMHCNS-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled471

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota

ANGEL GOMEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled471

COAMO

Puerto Rico

ROGER ROUSSEAU MD, PA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled468

MIAMI

Florida

ANTONIO TAULER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled468

CORAL GABLES

Florida

GERALD PLOVSKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled467

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

JENARO FERNANDEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled465

HEATHROW

Florida

MARIA RODIL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled462

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

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

Psychiatry

Claims Filled461

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

EDUARDO RENTAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled459

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

PAUL REDSTONE M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled454

MONTAGUE

Massachusetts

ZALESKIE RUIZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled453

CABO ROJO

Puerto Rico

JAYANTH BOLARAM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled451

SEBRING

Florida

MOHD MALIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled440

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CONCEPCI�N MALDONADO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled434

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

KESHAVPAL REDDY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled433

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

NORMAN HOLDEN M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled433

FARMVILLE

Virginia

CARLOS BACO-ALFARO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled429

OROCOVIS

Puerto Rico

KARL ZEFF M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled427

SACRAMENTO

California

NORBERTO PELLOT M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled421

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

STEVAN LAHR DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled417

TULSA

Oklahoma

YVONNE ESTRADA-BAZAN NURSE PRACTITIONER

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled416

BELL

California