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BUPROPION HCL SR

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

2.36M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 133 of 3395

$58M
Retail Cost

Rank: 394 of 3395

500,815
Patients

Rank: 151 of 3395

188,996
Prescribers

Rank: 125 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.92M

2011

2.07M

2012

2.22M

2013

2.3M

2014

2.36M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$102M

2011

$91.4M

2012

$86.4M

2013

$70.8M

2014

$58M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$65

2011

$60

2012

$56

2013

$57

2014

$60

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 47,521 207,333 $5.84M
Pennsylvania 29,632 155,176 $3.82M
Florida 34,489 142,361 $3.26M
New York 24,851 116,035 $2.6M
Texas 27,497 111,526 $2.78M
Massachusetts 20,658 111,486 $2.77M
Ohio 20,672 96,660 $2.63M
Michigan 20,679 84,710 $2.48M
North Carolina 16,219 74,043 $1.71M
Illinois 15,481 71,359 $1.77M
Missouri 13,626 68,783 $1.65M
Washington 14,789 67,621 $1.67M
Georgia 14,553 67,329 $1.42M
Tennessee 13,912 61,618 $1.34M
Arizona 12,576 58,612 $1.24M
Virginia 12,755 56,759 $1.43M
Wisconsin 11,027 52,901 $1.48M
Indiana 11,306 49,764 $1.38M
Oregon 9,821 44,042 $1.21M
Kentucky 9,265 43,283 $1.05M
Minnesota 9,250 42,000 $1.32M
Alabama 8,226 35,878 $766K
South Carolina 8,151 35,707 $784K
Louisiana 6,911 30,664 $617K
New Jersey 7,041 29,573 $648K
Oklahoma 6,494 29,447 $698K
Colorado 6,683 28,697 $662K
Iowa 5,007 26,165 $712K
Connecticut 5,155 24,959 $628K
Maryland 6,136 24,232 $645K
Kansas 4,791 22,998 $623K
West Virginia 4,606 22,587 $496K
Arkansas 4,639 21,165 $443K
Mississippi 4,416 21,162 $416K
Utah 4,637 20,462 $498K
New Mexico 4,285 17,992 $455K
Rhode Island 2,917 16,050 $331K
New Hampshire 3,311 15,697 $388K
Maine 3,421 15,186 $541K
Nebraska 2,817 14,831 $353K
Nevada 3,406 14,396 $332K
Idaho 2,837 12,654 $337K
Vermont 2,041 9,430 $232K
Montana 1,519 6,960 $174K
South Dakota 1,124 5,942 $141K
Delaware 1,192 4,741 $157K
North Dakota 972 4,622 $111K
Hawaii 1,140 4,548 $123K
District of Columbia 920 3,602 $98K
Wyoming 680 2,934 $71.9K
Alaska 366 1,765 $37.7K
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 HCL SR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled545

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

KEVIN STOCKTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled540

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled540

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

PARIMAL PUROHIT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled536

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

AMJAD BAHNASSI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled535

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

RAVIKUMAR KANNEGANTI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled522

BEAUMONT

Texas

JOEL LAST MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled522

LATROBE

Pennsylvania

MOHAMMAD ABU-SALHA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled516

CLAYTON

North Carolina

JOSEFINA ROJAS-RUIZ M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled493

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

CHARLES WALKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled490

TAMPA

Florida

LUCYNA CZARNOTA-DOLLIVER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled480

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

NELSON ASANTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled475

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

MARILYN LACHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled475

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

ASHOK PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled473

LARGO

Florida

NITIN SHETH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled469

LEWISTOWN

Pennsylvania

JAIME MARCHENA ARRAUT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled465

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

LAWREN MERIDETH M D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled444

NORMAN

Oklahoma

PAUL MAGUIRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled443

DOVER

New Hampshire

PHILLIP DIAS-MANDOLY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled442

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

MELISSA ALMEIDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled431

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

EDWARD ROSA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled427

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

LISA WIRTH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled427

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

NIANSEN LIU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled414

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

OMAR HASAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled414

BECKLEY

West Virginia

EVELIO SOSA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled409

CORAL GABLES

Florida