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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
ERIC MOFFET MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled463

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

KINSON LEE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled461

WATERBURY

Connecticut

JUAN GUILLEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled461

ARCCIBO

Puerto Rico

VIVIAN ACEVEDO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled458

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ALEJANDRO NATIVIDAD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled455

AMARILLO

Texas

BASSAM AWWA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled454

NEW LONDON

Connecticut

ELIAS JIMENEZ

Psychiatry

Claims Filled452

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

THOMAS WALDEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled451

MOUNTAIN HOME

Arkansas

JOHN TIMKO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled450

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM GILLESPIE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled450

GLENDORA

California

BASHIR AHMED M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled448

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

MOHD MALIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled445

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

FRANKLIN DEGUZMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled445

EPHRATA

Pennsylvania

KARL ZEFF M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled445

SACRAMENTO

California

NELSON HERNANDEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled444

MIAMI

Florida

HUMBERTO SUAREZ TORRES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled444

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ASAF ALEEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled442

ATLANTA

Georgia

WILLIAM JOHNSON CFPMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled442

BRANDON

Mississippi

CHRISTOPHER HEITLAND M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled439

SANTA ANA

California

HECTOR COTT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled433

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

MARK ZIEBARTH PMHCNS-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled433

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota

TERRI STEELE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled431

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MILLAN GARCIA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled430

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ANTONIO TAULER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled428

CORAL GABLES

Florida

STEPHEN FRIEDES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled427

EAST HAMPTON

New York