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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
ROBERTO HERNANDO MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled376

MIAMI

Florida

PARIMAL PUROHIT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled367

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

CHARLES WALKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled362

TAMPA

Florida

TODD MUNESES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled356

NEW FREEDOM

Pennsylvania

IKECHUKWU OFOMATA MD

Claims Filled346

DALLAS

Texas

HARRY SCHWERDTFEGER MD

Psychosomatic Medicine

Claims Filled343

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

KEVIN STOCKTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled340

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JULIANNE MILLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled339

LEOMINSTER

Massachusetts

MICHAEL OBERG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled333

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

DANIELLE GIBBONS CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled330

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

ERIC KEMP MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled328

TERRELL

Texas

OMAR HASAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled328

BECKLEY

West Virginia

CHRISTOPHER BENTON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled326

NASHUA

New Hampshire

MEGHNAD DESAI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled326

INDEPENDENCE

Missouri

DIANA FISCHER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled326

LAKE WORTH

Florida

STELLA MONTES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled325

ORLANDO

Florida

EDWARD ROSA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled322

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

MOHAMAD OCH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled320

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MEHRUNNISA SULTANA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled318

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

BARNWELL MYERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled314

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

BERNARD SZYMANSKI RNCS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Health

Claims Filled314

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

RONALD POPE D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled311

DANVILLE

Pennsylvania

ANTHONY TABACCO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled311

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MICHAEL FIELD CNS

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled310

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

RANDALL ORR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled309

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania