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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
AHMED JAHANGEER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

PENN HILLS

Pennsylvania

CLIVE DALBY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

METHUEN

Massachusetts

MICHAEL KESSLER M.D., M.A.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CRESCO

Pennsylvania

MICHEL GIMENO MD

Claims Filled50

CLEARWATER

Florida

FREDERICK SEIDEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILLERSBURG

Pennsylvania

DIRK SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VINCENNES

Indiana

SARA MILLER NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

PRINCE GEORGE

Virginia

WENDY EBERHARDT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SAN RAFAEL

California

DEAN SCHULTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ABILENE

Texas

CROWELL LISENBY

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

WILLIAM WEBB

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HUNTINGTON

Indiana

JEFFREY SMITH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

BARBARA BOURDESS CRNP

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled50

SIDMAN

Pennsylvania

VASILIS SIOMOPOULOS M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Community Health

Claims Filled50

GLENVIEW

Illinois

SREE PALCHURU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MCKINNEY

Texas

ALBERTO GARCIA-ROMEU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

KISSIMMEE

Florida

BETH YEDWAB OLIVER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLERMONT

Florida

JENNIFER LAKE RN, MA, LPC

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled50

BOULDER

Colorado

JOHN TIMKO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

DAVID HORWITZ PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

ARCATA

California

TERRY HARRISON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

PARIS

Tennessee

ENRIQUE VARELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

WILLIAM COLLINS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WENTWORTH

North Carolina

ZAIL BERRY M.D., M.P.H.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

ESSEX JUNCTION

Vermont

PHILLIP REEVES MD

Claims Filled50

UPPER DARBY

Pennsylvania