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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 2014

625K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 304 of 3362

$25.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 575 of 3362

144,993
Patients

Rank: 351 of 3362

91,609
Prescribers

Rank: 264 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 16,580 65,694 $2.89M
Florida 13,294 51,403 $1.98M
New York 8,925 39,518 $1.39M
Texas 8,146 31,752 $1.35M
Pennsylvania 6,527 29,668 $1.15M
Ohio 5,763 25,642 $1.1M
Massachusetts 5,249 24,734 $896K
Illinois 4,351 19,586 $772K
North Carolina 4,520 19,576 $772K
Georgia 4,375 19,390 $761K
Michigan 4,902 18,932 $849K
Washington 3,964 16,154 $709K
Tennessee 3,746 15,941 $579K
Missouri 3,330 15,337 $586K
Arizona 3,502 13,719 $602K
Virginia 3,233 13,414 $548K
New Jersey 2,880 12,019 $411K
Oregon 2,805 11,775 $533K
Indiana 2,744 11,610 $476K
Wisconsin 2,449 11,368 $523K
Kentucky 2,610 10,991 $431K
Colorado 2,649 10,915 $520K
Minnesota 2,302 10,355 $527K
Alabama 2,435 10,204 $387K
Arkansas 1,837 8,024 $306K
Maryland 2,026 7,994 $303K
South Carolina 1,901 7,961 $300K
Louisiana 1,820 7,635 $287K
Connecticut 1,703 7,555 $273K
Oklahoma 1,816 7,433 $303K
Iowa 1,426 7,301 $283K
Kansas 1,488 6,904 $278K
Mississippi 1,315 5,943 $201K
Maine 1,036 4,176 $172K
Utah 1,038 4,037 $183K
New Mexico 1,152 4,037 $176K
Nevada 1,051 3,997 $158K
West Virginia 891 3,787 $147K
Idaho 796 3,405 $145K
New Hampshire 796 3,399 $129K
Nebraska 684 3,342 $127K
Rhode Island 654 3,268 $117K
Montana 414 1,781 $78.6K
South Dakota 336 1,638 $70.1K
Delaware 369 1,485 $64.6K
North Dakota 286 1,368 $56.1K
Vermont 356 1,342 $61.2K
Hawaii 324 1,275 $42.6K
District of Columbia 287 1,112 $41.3K
Wyoming 154 639 $25K
Alaska 110 619 $16.2K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
ZINNIA GARCIA PENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled180

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

VIBHAKAR PATEL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled176

ROME

Georgia

PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled174

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled166

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled162

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

SHAHINA JAVEED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

HOLIDAY

Florida

JESUS RIVERO MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled157

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

EDWIN JACKSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled155

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ARTHUR BREGOLI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

BRAINTREE

Massachusetts

MERVIN TERRELL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled153

PINE BLUFF

Arkansas

MARJORIE CARO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled153

MIAMI

Florida

ZIA KHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

PEACHTREE CITY

Georgia

ROBERT WOODRUFF D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

WILBURTON

Oklahoma

QUI THAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

MATTHEW EDLUND MD MOH

Psychiatry

Claims Filled149

SARASOTA

Florida

GUILLERMO COSMA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled145

CLEARWATER

Florida

ROBERT HEATH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

PETAL

Mississippi

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled140

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

RAMESH KODURI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled140

PETERSBURG

Virginia

JANNE JOHNSON ARNP

Claims Filled140

CHEROKEE

Iowa

AHMET DIRICAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled139

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

SHERRILYN DETIQUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

LAKELAND

Florida

SAMUEL KAUFMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled137

POMONA

California

DIPIKA SHAH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled137

HILLSBORO

Ohio

UMAPATHY CHANNAMALAPPA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled136

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania