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BUPROPION HCL

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

232K
Medicare Part D Claims
$13.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 54,749 $2.02M
Florida 38,316 $953K
New York 29,621 $709K
Pennsylvania 22,501 $553K
Texas 22,082 $624K
Massachusetts 19,073 $518K
Ohio 17,992 $513K
Georgia 14,408 $382K
Illinois 13,717 $342K
North Carolina 13,398 $351K
Washington 13,099 $409K
Michigan 11,952 $338K
Missouri 11,691 $306K
Tennessee 11,445 $290K
Virginia 10,718 $309K
Arizona 10,497 $299K
Oregon 9,617 $333K
Colorado 9,489 $389K
New Jersey 8,792 $202K
Indiana 8,617 $242K
Kentucky 8,049 $227K
Minnesota 7,971 $251K
Wisconsin 7,833 $234K
Alabama 7,420 $178K
Connecticut 6,518 $156K
Louisiana 5,766 $163K
Iowa 5,728 $156K
South Carolina 5,687 $156K
Arkansas 5,533 $159K
Maryland 5,506 $143K
Oklahoma 5,501 $154K
Kansas 5,101 $137K
Mississippi 4,434 $106K
Maine 3,499 $88.1K
Nevada 3,489 $90.4K
New Mexico 3,375 $94K
West Virginia 2,798 $84.4K
Rhode Island 2,744 $74.9K
Nebraska 2,670 $65.2K
Utah 2,646 $92.5K
New Hampshire 2,589 $63.4K
Idaho 2,508 $78.9K
Montana 1,352 $37.2K
Puerto Rico 1,317 $22.4K
South Dakota 1,314 $33.9K
Vermont 1,213 $40.5K
Delaware 1,129 $27.8K
Hawaii 976 $21.3K
District of Columbia 823 $20.9K
North Dakota 820 $22K
Alaska 431 $11.3K
Wyoming 406 $12.9K
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

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LUIS FAVILLI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

FORT MEADE

Florida

PRAMOD PILANIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GLEN RIEWE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

RIVERSIDE

California

DODDAMETIKUR SIDDAPPA M. D.

Neurology

Claims Filled53

DECATUR

Georgia

MARK NICHOLS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

TUCSON

Arizona

MICHAEL SPILANE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled53

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

RICHARD BUTLIG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

CARSON

California

CHRISTOPHER MELCER MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled53

LAKE KATRINE

New York

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ALLA IOSPA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

NEW YORK

New York

RUBY ANTHONY-WHITE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

ENNIS

Texas

LAWRENCE KELLY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

WHEELING

West Virginia

NIKOLAI LIEDERS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

MIDDLETOWN

Connecticut

SALLY NICKS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled53

BOONE

North Carolina

ROBERT HEATH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

PETAL

Mississippi

JOHN CHEWNING DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

BRUCE MEHLMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

FORT MYERS

Florida

ROGER LETOURNEAU M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled52

NORTH ANDOVER

Massachusetts

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

MIAMI

Florida

THOMAS LYO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

FLUSHING

New York

LYDA CERVANTES-MONTE M.D.

Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospital

Claims Filled52

HAMMONTON

New Jersey

REHAN FAROOQUI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

ROCKLEDGE

Florida

DIANA SHAW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

FOUNTAINVILLE

Pennsylvania

LESTER SAUVAGE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

SEATTLE

Washington

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled52

DALLAS

Texas