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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 2015

668K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 301 of 3395

$25.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 631 of 3395

156,100
Patients

Rank: 344 of 3395

97,277
Prescribers

Rank: 252 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

469K

2011

527K

2012

585K

2013

625K

2014

669K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$13.3M

2011

$18.8M

2012

$22.7M

2013

$25.2M

2014

$25.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$36

2011

$40

2012

$51

2013

$61

2014

$66

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 17,323 68,447 $2.76M
Florida 14,406 54,199 $2.08M
New York 9,715 43,079 $1.47M
Texas 9,289 35,384 $1.43M
Pennsylvania 7,024 31,576 $1.15M
Ohio 6,197 27,532 $1.13M
Massachusetts 5,562 26,238 $919K
Georgia 4,800 21,596 $752K
Illinois 4,802 21,560 $819K
Michigan 5,364 21,012 $879K
North Carolina 4,748 19,948 $751K
Washington 4,120 17,173 $711K
Missouri 3,626 17,005 $615K
Tennessee 3,865 16,555 $608K
Arizona 3,784 14,502 $610K
Virginia 3,519 14,214 $557K
New Jersey 3,029 12,604 $404K
Indiana 2,982 12,514 $480K
Kentucky 2,898 12,210 $442K
Wisconsin 2,642 11,975 $532K
Oregon 2,801 11,744 $497K
Minnesota 2,364 10,908 $504K
Colorado 2,707 10,742 $499K
Alabama 2,525 10,443 $387K
Arkansas 2,136 9,346 $339K
Maryland 2,280 8,893 $327K
South Carolina 2,040 8,419 $314K
Louisiana 2,083 8,306 $293K
Oklahoma 1,939 8,088 $310K
Connecticut 1,874 8,040 $289K
Iowa 1,478 7,629 $280K
Kansas 1,620 7,523 $280K
Mississippi 1,409 6,337 $215K
Utah 1,161 4,677 $208K
New Mexico 1,280 4,626 $190K
Maine 1,071 4,363 $186K
Nevada 1,145 4,276 $166K
West Virginia 948 3,893 $141K
New Hampshire 902 3,727 $140K
Idaho 894 3,678 $152K
Nebraska 723 3,524 $122K
Rhode Island 716 3,487 $109K
South Dakota 354 1,847 $69.8K
Montana 435 1,841 $77.9K
Delaware 455 1,834 $70.5K
Vermont 360 1,518 $64.4K
Hawaii 353 1,352 $45.2K
North Dakota 285 1,288 $55.1K
District of Columbia 298 987 $37.5K
Wyoming 180 791 $31.5K
Alaska 117 633 $16.6K
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

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SURENDRA CHAGANTI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled121

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ARTHUR FREEMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled121

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

STEVEN MACINA DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled120

HUNTINGTON BEACH

California

JENNIFER SERVICE M.D.

Forensic Psychiatry

Claims Filled120

SHAKOPEE

Minnesota

SAMUEL KAUFMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled118

POMONA

California

ROBERT YUHAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

SOLANA BEACH

California

ROBERT YOUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

HUDSON

Florida

JOHN PITTMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

ROME

Georgia

POUYA BAHRAMI DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

LOS ANGELES

California

JEFFREY CAMPBELL RN

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled117

AUBURN

Massachusetts

PAUL MUMMA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

CROOKSVILLE

Ohio

MICHAEL DUDENHOEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

JEFFERSON CITY

Missouri

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled114

ALBANY

Georgia

MARK SLAVEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled114

ONEIDA

New York

LUCINDA TORGERSON PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled114

HOFFMAN ESTATES

Illinois

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

SHERRILYN DETIQUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

LAKELAND

Florida

SUSAN HANNA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled112

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

VYTAUTAS PUKIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

SHIVAM DUBEY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled110

WARSAW

Indiana

IRVING RESTITUYO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled110

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

GARY MIKEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

MATTOON

Illinois

EARL STENGER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled108

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

KEWANEE

Illinois