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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
DEAN KNUDSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled303

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota

TODD POGUE DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled303

CLINTON

Iowa

THOMAS HAYS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled298

BUFFALO

New York

JAE PAK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled294

SNELLVILLE

Georgia

MANUEL GARCIA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled293

MIAMI

Florida

KARL ZEFF M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled293

SACRAMENTO

California

SURENDRA CHAGANTI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled291

ST LOUIS

Missouri

CHRISTOPHER CLARK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled290

VERO BEACH

Florida

BRUCE MEYER

Psychiatry

Claims Filled287

ST LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

ANN KOOIKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled287

OTSEGO

Minnesota

JEANIE THOMPSON MD PC

Specialist

Claims Filled287

GREENVILLE

Illinois

LUZ MARTIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled287

WESTFIELD

Massachusetts

USHA MANUSMARE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled286

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ELLEN HALVERSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled286

PALMER

Alaska

DEBRA KIRSCH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled286

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

DIVYAKANT KIKANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled285

SAN BERNARDINO

California

JACQUELYN MEYER APRN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled282

NORWALK

Connecticut

NANCY GROVER PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled280

BANGOR

Maine

RAVDEEP KHANUJA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled278

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

UMAMAHESWARA MARUVADA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled277

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

KESHAVPAL REDDY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled272

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

GERALD PLOVSKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled271

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

F JONES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled270

WEST BURLINGTON

Iowa

ANTONIO TAULER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled269

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JASON NELSON CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled269

DULUTH

Minnesota