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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

585K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 311 of 3238

$22.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 577 of 3238

135,093
Patients

Rank: 348 of 3238

86,564
Prescribers

Rank: 263 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 15,714 63,009 $2.71M
Florida 12,057 47,678 $1.7M
New York 8,150 37,197 $1.26M
Texas 7,628 29,762 $1.22M
Pennsylvania 6,064 27,936 $1.03M
Ohio 5,425 23,586 $965K
Massachusetts 4,890 22,983 $821K
Georgia 4,271 18,627 $708K
North Carolina 4,227 18,212 $691K
Michigan 4,536 17,731 $779K
Illinois 3,713 16,944 $647K
Washington 3,847 15,838 $649K
Tennessee 3,627 15,367 $558K
Missouri 3,086 13,763 $510K
Arizona 3,266 12,838 $511K
Virginia 3,089 12,721 $509K
New Jersey 2,742 11,700 $380K
Oregon 2,675 11,180 $481K
Indiana 2,634 10,963 $440K
Wisconsin 2,242 10,732 $460K
Colorado 2,466 10,228 $463K
Minnesota 2,232 9,985 $473K
Kentucky 2,360 9,947 $401K
Alabama 2,285 9,788 $362K
Maryland 1,826 7,516 $267K
Louisiana 1,758 7,299 $267K
Iowa 1,302 7,175 $260K
Connecticut 1,572 7,170 $242K
Oklahoma 1,636 6,907 $269K
Arkansas 1,630 6,858 $268K
South Carolina 1,636 6,776 $272K
Kansas 1,369 6,415 $253K
Mississippi 1,225 5,350 $183K
Maine 989 4,123 $164K
New Mexico 1,116 4,042 $162K
Nevada 974 3,845 $145K
Utah 970 3,763 $154K
West Virginia 872 3,519 $136K
Idaho 791 3,196 $135K
Nebraska 641 3,175 $118K
Rhode Island 646 3,065 $108K
New Hampshire 694 3,019 $112K
Montana 358 1,648 $67K
South Dakota 316 1,609 $64.6K
Delaware 369 1,424 $58.5K
North Dakota 267 1,361 $51K
Hawaii 319 1,294 $37.8K
Vermont 309 1,244 $51.6K
District of Columbia 280 1,071 $38.8K
Wyoming 133 536 $20.6K
Alaska 99 485 $15.9K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SHANKAR RAO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled64

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

TEMISTOCLES RAMIREZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled64

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

MICHAEL FOSTER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled64

MADISON

Indiana

SKYLER STEVEN GALINDO RN, MSN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled64

WHITTIER

California

WILLIAM ECKERD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled64

NORWALK

Connecticut

WILLIAM MCKEMIE MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled64

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

FRANCISCO JIMENEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

UPLAND

California

SHELDON BERMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled63

HEWLETT HARBOR

New York

MICHAEL ALBERT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

PEARL

Mississippi

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

DUNEDIN

Florida

AYODEJI ROSANWO MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled63

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

PHILLIP BALLARD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

ALBERT PEINADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

BAKERSFIELD

California

SARA ZUCHOWSKI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled63

WESTLAKE

Ohio

HENRY ROCHEL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled63

BRONX

New York

DEBORAH WILLIS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled63

ROCKLEDGE

Florida

JERRY WASSERSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled63

HOUSTON

Texas

OLUFEMI TAIWO M.D

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled63

JONESBORO

Georgia

CHARLES DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

JOHN WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled63

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

GILBERT BAZALDUA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

WHITE HOUSE

Tennessee

WILLIAM MICHAEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled63

SCOTTSBLUFF

Nebraska

FLOYD SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

CENTRALIA

Washington

FERDINAND RODA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

ROBERT BAKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

SPARTA

Tennessee