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BUPROPION HCL SR

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

1.23M
Medicare Part D Claims
$102M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 182,849 $10.7M
Pennsylvania 122,123 $6.34M
Florida 112,628 $5.79M
Massachusetts 95,961 $5.17M
New York 87,460 $4.58M
Texas 80,610 $4.32M
Ohio 77,113 $4.14M
Washington 61,669 $3.57M
Illinois 61,273 $3.3M
Michigan 60,739 $3.34M
Missouri 60,015 $2.95M
North Carolina 59,647 $3.18M
Tennessee 53,263 $2.51M
Georgia 50,830 $2.52M
Arizona 49,829 $2.7M
Wisconsin 45,754 $2.45M
Virginia 43,731 $2.33M
Indiana 39,233 $2.1M
Oregon 37,536 $2.13M
Minnesota 37,218 $2.18M
Kentucky 35,822 $1.73M
Alabama 28,888 $1.26M
South Carolina 27,482 $1.42M
Oklahoma 25,581 $1.28M
Colorado 24,631 $1.42M
Iowa 23,737 $1.16M
Puerto Rico 23,623 $792K
New Jersey 23,434 $1.28M
Connecticut 23,138 $1.19M
Louisiana 22,624 $1.03M
Mississippi 19,219 $843K
West Virginia 18,804 $980K
Maryland 17,961 $1.03M
Kansas 17,748 $873K
Utah 16,803 $989K
New Mexico 16,418 $869K
Arkansas 15,995 $743K
Maine 14,438 $881K
Rhode Island 13,688 $743K
New Hampshire 13,121 $754K
Nevada 12,328 $640K
Idaho 11,850 $648K
Nebraska 11,689 $569K
Vermont 9,299 $555K
Montana 6,119 $310K
South Dakota 5,237 $247K
Hawaii 4,351 $245K
Delaware 3,848 $233K
North Dakota 3,553 $165K
Wyoming 2,470 $130K
Alaska 2,258 $102K
District of Columbia 2,024 $98.8K
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 HCL SR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EVELIO SOSA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,006

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ARDASHES MIRZATUNY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled677

FRISCO

Texas

MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled659

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

DAVID KRAFT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled592

NORTHAMPTON

Massachusetts

JOEL LAST MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled554

LATROBE

Pennsylvania

KENNETH GREENWOOD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled532

GREENVILLE

Tennessee

KRISTEN GRABLE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled510

DALLAS

Texas

RAVIKUMAR KANNEGANTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled464

BEAUMONT

Texas

CARLOS VELAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled450

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

LINDA KOLLROSS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled449

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

HARSHAD PATEL MD

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled446

SHARON

Pennsylvania

JEFFREY OKAMOTO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled439

MT GRETNA

Pennsylvania

SYLVIA LAGDAN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled435

TACOMA

Washington

SARDEV SIDHU M.D.

Psychosomatic Medicine

Claims Filled422

TEMPE

Arizona

GUIDO BORIOSI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled421

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

LEO YASON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled412

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

EDWARD NINO NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled410

LAKEWOOD

California

NITIN SHETH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled409

LEWISTOWN

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL KUNTZELMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled402

TUCSON

Arizona

RICHARD SENS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled398

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

LUCYNA CZARNOTA-DOLLIVER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled398

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

JITENDRA MEHTA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled393

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

DENNIS WAYNE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled391

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

AMJAD BAHNASSI M.D.

Claims Filled387

PALMER

Massachusetts

HEATHER ROWE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled383

OPELIKA

Alabama