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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
ARMANDO PEREZ DE JESUS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled328

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

GRACE PALMER QUINONES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled328

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

ASIF HABIB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled327

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ANTONIO SIMORA DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled327

ERIE

Pennsylvania

UMESH CHAKUNTA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled324

DUBUQUE

Iowa

PHILIP SALTIEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled323

NEW YORK

New York

GEORGE DOWELL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled323

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MICHAEL FIELD CNS

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled323

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

KRISHNAN SIVARAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled322

CANTON

Ohio

JAMES GRAVES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled322

LAWRENCEBURG

Tennessee

MATTHEW BEHAN DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled319

ERIE

Pennsylvania

JOSHUA GOLDEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled319

SHARON

Massachusetts

ARA KADOYAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled317

GLENDALE

California

BETH NEWHOUSE

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled316

TUCSON

Arizona

RICHARD CASSONE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled313

INDIANA

Pennsylvania

AMY BARNARD NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled312

TUCSON

Arizona

BARNWELL MYERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled312

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

VIKAS PASSI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled311

WATSONTOWN

Pennsylvania

MEHRUNNISA SULTANA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled311

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

MANUEL BRIGNONI

Psychiatry

Claims Filled311

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MANOJ DASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled310

SAVANNAH

Georgia

TRUDY DOCKINS D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled308

MESA

Arizona

JACK MANNHEIMER M.D., P.C.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled306

WEST MIFFLIN

Pennsylvania

PIUS JACOB M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled306

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

RUSSELL VOLTIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled305

SOUTH CHARLESTON

West Virginia