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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
ABRAHAM FLEMENBAUM MD, MS, DLFAPA

Prescribing Medical Psychologist

Claims Filled285

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

LISA WIRTH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled284

ATHENS

Georgia

RICHARD LISTERUD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled284

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

RAJA AKBAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled283

WATERLOO

Iowa

RIGOBERTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled282

MIAMI

Florida

IFTIKHAR RASUL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled282

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

TERRY LEE HARRINGTON NP CNS

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled281

AMESBURY

Massachusetts

REMIGIO VILLEGAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled280

ORLANDO

Florida

MICHAEL SARIBALAS

Psychiatry

Claims Filled279

COLUMBUS

Ohio

GABRIELA OBROCEA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled278

BAKERSFIELD

California

JOHN CAIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled277

LEBANON

Tennessee

PHILLIP DIAS-MANDOLY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled276

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

JACK LUNDERMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled275

DAYTON

Ohio

CLAUDIO CABREJOS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled275

SAN DIEGO

California

RAMON GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled273

SACRAMENTO

California

ANDREW JOHNSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled272

FREDERICK

Maryland

RAJINDER SANDHU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled271

LOWER BURRELL

Pennsylvania

DOO CHO MD

Psychoanalyst

Claims Filled271

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

MIKHAIL VASSILENKO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled270

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ASHOK PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled270

LARGO

Florida

JOSEPH ALISKY MD PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled267

AURORA

Colorado

PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled265

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

MICHELLE WIERSGALLA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled264

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

CRAIG COTT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled262

FLAGSTAFF

Arizona

ARIF HABIB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled262

GRANITE CITY

Illinois