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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
ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled415

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ABIMAEL RIVERA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled414

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

ANGELA OLOMON DO, FACN

Psychiatry

Claims Filled414

BOLIVAR

Missouri

HOWARD ASKINS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled414

PASADENA

California

DAVID FLORES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled409

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

ANISSA HERNANDEZ RIVERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled409

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

MILAGROS ORTIZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled407

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

GRANT PIEPERGERDES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled402

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

RAJNIKANT KOTHARI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled402

MASSILLON

Ohio

NICK UNGSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled400

LEESBURG

Florida

MONTE BERNHAGEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled399

FORT DODGE

Iowa

ABRAHAM FLEMENBAUM MD, MS, DLFAPA

Prescribing Medical Psychologist

Claims Filled399

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

CHARLES RODWELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled398

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

MANUEL GARCIA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled395

MIAMI

Florida

DEAN KNUDSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled394

ST LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

WINSTON PINEDA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled394

LAGRANGE

Georgia

PAUL FRAZER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled391

RAPID CITY

South Dakota

WILLIAM JOHNSON CFPMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled390

BRANDON

Mississippi

SUBHADEEP BARMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled389

BANGOR

Maine

JORGE TRUJILLO NURSE PRACTITIONER

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled389

EL MONTE

California

RICARDO BIERRENBACH-DECASTRO M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled388

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

SAID JACOB M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled387

GLENDORA

California

JEFFREY KLOPPER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled386

SMYRNA

Georgia

ROBERT KELLOGG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled385

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

DANIEL ESLINGER P.M.H.N.P.

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled385

PENDLETON

Oregon